LINGUIST List 2.31

Wednesday, 06 Feb 1991

Disc: Cog Ling Assoc, Emotions, SIL number,

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  1. Vicki Fromkin, Re: Cognitive Linguistics Assoc.
  2. William J Frawley, Re: Queries
  3. , Subject: IPA: correction on SIL phone number
  4. "Michael Kac", Re: Queries

Message 1: Re: Cognitive Linguistics Assoc.

Date: Fri, 01 Feb 91 16:48 PST
From: Vicki Fromkin <IYO1VAF%MVS.OAC.UCLA.EDUCUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>
Subject: Re: Cognitive Linguistics Assoc.
Thank you for your information. I do think you should be aware that there
are many linguists who consider themselves cognitive scientists who do
not share your particular views as to the relations between language and
other cognitive structures. It is interesting to note that more and more
neurologists and neuropsychologists are of the opinion that the brain and
mind is indeed modular in structure and function and that language is
not derivative of non-linguistic cognition but that it is one among many
cognitive structures. That is, I take issue with you and your usurping
the title of 'cognitive linguistics' since I, and others with whom I work
in the cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neurolinguistics, neurology,
brain anatomy, philosophy fields, support the view that the formal structures
of language are "autonomous" (and not) "reflective of general conceptual
organization, categorization principles, and processing mechanisms " as
your statements below claim. I would be happy to provide evidence, citations,
references, quotes, results of mri scans + linguistic/non-linguistic cognitive
tests etc.

As to this issue, it is clearly an empirical question, and we do need to
exchange views among ourselves and in an interdisciplinary atmosphere.
Vicki Fromkin
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Message 2: Re: Queries

Date: Sun, 3 Feb 91 17:49:05 -0500
From: William J Frawley <billfbrahms.udel.edu>
Subject: Re: Queries
In response to J-M Fellous' inquiry about words and emotions. Check the
journal Cognition and Emotion (or is it Emotion and Cognition?). There was
a recent issue devoted in great part to the language of emotion. Work
by Lois Bloom and Johnson-Laird is also relevant. Raoul SMith, in computer science at Northeastern, has done some work on modeling in this area. You might
contact him directly: rnsmithcorwin.ccs.northeastern.edu

Bill Frawley
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Message 3: Subject: IPA: correction on SIL phone number

Date: Date: Mon, 4 Feb 91 10:30:18 CST
From: <huttarmunnari.oz>
Subject: Subject: IPA: correction on SIL phone number
 Date: 04-Feb-1991 10:24 CST
 From: George Huttar
 Dept: Academic Affairs
 Tel No: 709 2400 2250


 Subject: IPA: correction on SIL phone number

 In response to the 28-Jan item from John Koontz about SIL fonts for IPA 
 and "exotic" characters:
 the current SIL phone number is (214) 709-2400. FAX: (214) 709-2433.
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Message 4: Re: Queries

Date: Mon, 4 Feb 91 18:02:32 -0600
From: "Michael Kac" <kaccs.umn.edu>
Subject: Re: Queries
To Fillmore: Someone who might be able to help you is Wesley Jacobsen, 
Dept. of East Asian Studies, U. Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

To Kuntz: A shot in the dark: Keith Allan (mostly because he's Australian,
but at least that's in the ballpark, right?) Also, I believe that Anthony
Aristar, one of the moderators of this service, is also in Australia and
could maybe give you a clue (and maybe already has). Kenneth Hale might
know something too. Good luck.
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