LINGUIST List 2.25

Friday, 01 Feb 1991

Qs: ICLA, Agricultural texts, Japanese, Emotions, Djinang

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  1. , ICLA info
  2. Henning M|rk, Agricultural texts
  3. Charles J. Fillmore, a question on Japanese
  4. Jean-Marc Fellous, Words and Emotions
  5. Lucy Kuntz, Language information query

Message 1: ICLA info

Date: 26 Jan 91 10:21:00 EST
From: <saajonesucs.indiana.edu>
Subject: ICLA info
Does anyone have information regarding the current status of the ICLA
(International Cognitive Linguistics Association)? I sent my membership
fee in late August, the check was cashed, but I've heard nothing since,
including not receiving issues of the journal.

I'm hoping it's merely a mailing glitch... does anyone know if it's it
something more serious?

--Sarah Jones
 Indiana University, Bloomington
 SAAJONESIUBACS.BITNET
 saajonesucs.indiana.edu
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Message 2: Agricultural texts

Date: Sun, 27 Jan 91 22:38:20 +0100
From: Henning M|rk <slavhennaau.dk>
Subject: Agricultural texts

Can anybody on the list help me to retrieve information about existing
special language text bases?
What I need to know is the following:
Are there somewhere in the world text bases consisting of texts about
agricultural/agro-industrial subjects - in any Germanic or Romance language?
I need them to be able to compare with the text base I'm creating myself,
containing Russian agro-industrial texts.
Of course, I'm also interested in texts containing parts of my general field:
farming in general; milk and cheese production; machine technology; etc.

Thank you in advance.

Henning Moerk
Slavisk Institut
Aarhus Universitet
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark
slavhennaau.dk
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Message 3: a question on Japanese

Date: Sun, 27 Jan 91 18:15:04 -0800
From: Charles J. Fillmore <fillmorecogsci.berkeley.edu>
Subject: a question on Japanese
I'd like to be able to work with a Japanese language corpus having
parallel alphabetic and kanji/kana versions. There ought to be a
way of keying in a Japanese text, with romanized input, but instead
of LOSING the alphabetic strings as the text gets converted to
kanji/kana, KEEPING it. The reason is, I'd like to be able to
perform certain kinds of operations on the corpus using tools which
are defined for alphabetical files, while at the same time having
direct access to the Japanese material, being able to print the
examples in Japanese easily, etc.. No known Japanese word processor
has a kanji-henkan system which allows access to the code, but
there must be some way of doing what I'd like to be able to do.
Anybody got ideas or relevant connections?

Chuck Fillmore
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Message 4: Words and Emotions

Date: Thu, 31 Jan 91 17:41:22 PST
From: Jean-Marc Fellous <fellous%pipiens.usc.eduusc.edu>
Subject: Words and Emotions
I am in the process of studying how emotions (affect) can be modeled 
by/on computers. One of the difficulty I am encountering is to exhibit 
a mapping (and I am not sure it is even possible !) between "emotional 
states" and the words which would describe them. Another one is to understand 
how a well chosen set of words can consistently generate in several listeners 
the same specific emotion. (And many more)

Not being a Linguist (but Computer Scientist) I would be grateful if you 
could give me some pointers into the Linguistics litterature which 
could help me in this matter.
I would also be very happy to exchange ideas and opinions with Researchers 
working (or being interested) in this area (Words and Emotions).

Thank you in advance for your help,

Yours,

 Jean-Marc FELLOUS 
 Center For Neural Engineering
University of Southern California
 U.S.C - University Park
Los Angeles CA 90089-2520
U.S.A

Tel: (213) 740-3506
Fax: (213) 746-2863
email: fellousrana.usc.edu
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Message 5: Language information query

Date: Thu, 31 Jan 91 17:41:22 PST
From: Lucy Kuntz <kuntzucscf.UCSC.EDU>
Subject: Language information query
I am looking for any information on an Australian language called Djinang. If
anyone has any references or knows of anyone working on this language please
let me know. I have heard of one person, Bruce Waters, who has done some work.
If anyone knows how to get in touch with him, I would appreciate that 
information as well.

Thank you,

Lucy Kuntz

kuntzling.ucsc.edu or kuntzucscf.ucsc.edu

Linguistics Board
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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