LINGUIST List 2.466

Wed 04 Sep 1991

Misc: Announcement; Responses: in/on

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  1. helen dry, LINGUIST Headers
  2. Scott Delancey, Re: Queries
  3. Tom Lai, in case
  4. Geoffrey Russom, Re: Responses

Message 1: LINGUIST Headers

Date: Tue, 3 Sep 91 20:49:04 EDT
From: helen dry <hdryemunix.emich.edu>
Subject: LINGUIST Headers
We received the following suggestion from Chris Culy:
 >For whatever reasons, I seem to get issues of Linguist out of order on a
 >fairly regular basis. This is confusing when the responses come before the
 >questions! I was wondering if it would be possible to include the issue
 >number in the header--that way I could read them in order.
 >Chris Culy
 >cculyvaxa.weeg.uiowa.edu
Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about the issues coming out
of order, since this depends on the way that peer servers handle the
LINGUIST files. Some seem to send out the shorter issues first and
hoard the longer ones. However, we could certainly put the volume
and issue nos. in the subject line if you all are willing to give
up a content word or two. Do any of you have any strong feelings
about this? If so, let us know. If not, we will soon begin to
use subject lines like:
 Subject: [2-254] Linguistic Novels
-Helen Dry
-Anthony Aristar
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Message 2: Re: Queries

Date: Tue, 3 Sep 1991 09:57 PDT
From: Scott Delancey <DELANCEYOREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
Subject: Re: Queries
Reply to David Denison -- North American usage of _just in case_ is
the same as yours (unless my speech is more wildly divergent from
that of my community than I suspect). I still remember (who knows why)
the shock of stumbling on the 'iff' sense in something by Hockett
when I first started reading linguistics.
Scott DeLancey
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Message 3: in case

Date: Tue, 3 Sep 91 23:23 +8
From: Tom Lai <ALTOMLAI%CPHKVX.BITNETRICEVM1.RICE.EDU>
Subject: in case
David Denison asks if _in case X_ is used to mean 'iff X' (only) in
linguistics/logic. If there's such usage in (formal) logic, it must be
a relatively new phenomenon. At least, I have not heard of or read
anything like that before.
Tom Lai
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Message 4: Re: Responses

Date: Tue, 03 Sep 91 11:57:19 EDT
From: Geoffrey Russom <EL403015brownvm.brown.edu>
Subject: Re: Responses
I get "on this view (hypothesis), but "under this interpretation."
Is this distinction shared?
 -- Rick Russom
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