LINGUIST List 2.206

Thursday, 9 May 1991

Qs: Tongue-twisters, E Zorriqueta, Field schools, Lg games

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  1. Michael Covington, Tongue-twisters
  2. , a linguist's address
  3. Harriet Ottenheimer, field schools in linguistics?
  4. Charles, query and Breton

Message 1: Tongue-twisters

Date: Tue, 07 May 91 14:13:04 EDT
From: Michael Covington <MCOVINGTuga.cc.uga.edu>
Subject: Tongue-twisters
Since humorous postings are fairly frequent here, I propose that we
put together a collection of tongue-twisters in as many languages as
possible.

Right now the only ones I know in languages other than English are
"Fischers Fritz fischt frische Fische" (which was meant to be a tongue-
twister) and "Seminar fuer natuerlich-sprachliche Systeme" (which was not).
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Message 2: a linguist's address

Date: Tue, 7 May 1991 13:01 MST
From: <KAMPRATHCC.UTAH.EDU>
Subject: a linguist's address
I am trying to get in touch with Maria Elena Zorriqueta, a Spanish
linguist from Bilbao. I met her a decade ago at the Summer Linguistic
Institute in Albuquerque and lost track of her several years ago. If
anyone knows how I might get ahold of her, I'd appreciate their
telling me.

Thanks,
Christine Kamprath
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Message 3: field schools in linguistics?

Date: Wed, 8 May 91 09:09 CDT
From: Harriet Ottenheimer <MAHAFANKSUVM.KSU.EDU>
Subject: field schools in linguistics?
Does anyone know of any field schools (summer or semester-long) which
focus primarily on linguistics, ethnosemantics, or related areas? I have
a student who is particularly interested in doing some advanced work in
linguistics next year, preferably in the Spring semester. Working with
Polynesian languages would be a preference but not a requirement.
Historical linguistics would also be a possibility. It's easy to find
information on archaeology field schools but not about linguistic ones.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Message 4: query and Breton

Date: Wed, 8 May 1991 14:39:00 -0400
From: Charles <HOEQUISTBNR.CA>
Subject: query and Breton
I am looking for citations concerning children's language
play. Any type is fine, but best of all are games involving
puns or phonologically-oriented play (e.g. Pig Latin). The
younger the children, the better.

thanks.

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to add to the anecdotes on French naming laws: the list of
saints' names, though it hit Bretagne the hardest, did apply to
all. My wife was born in the Vosges mountains, and her name (Muriel) wasn't
on the list. Her parents claimed (straight-faced) that it was
a derivative of Marie, and the civil servant who kept the village
records, not having any evidence against the claim, accepted it.

BTW, Germany still has a naming law. Children's names must be
approved in order for them to be baptized. However, interpretation
of the law is fairly liberal: the name must merely be considered
'typical', and if one parent is a non-German, 'typical' can include
that parent's country of origin.

-charles hoequist

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