LINGUIST List 2.607

Thu 03 Oct 1991

Qs: Adverbials, Priming, IPA, Mongolian

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  1. Jim Scobbie, Query
  2. Herb Stahlke, Another quotation to trace
  3. Geoffrey Russom, Re: 2.596 Whenever
  4. "(offrey Russom, Re: 2.597 For Your Information
  5. Kenjiro Matsuda, Literatures on Priming?
  6. Michel Eytan LILoL, IPA fonts
  7. Henry Rogers, query Mongolian

Message 1: Query

Date: Mon, 30 Sep 91 11:06:43 PDT
From: Jim Scobbie <scobbieCsli.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: Query
Can anyone help me get in touch with Masayoshi Shibatani?
Also, did these papers ever appear? Does anyone have them?
They were cited in 1973 but I don't know if they were ever
completed.
Crothers (John) and Shibatani (1973+) Surface phonetic constraints,
archiphonemes and the description of vowel harmony. ms.
C & S (1973+) Review of The sound pattern of English. ms.
Many thanks
--
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--
James M. Scobbie: Dept of Linguistics, Stanford University, CA 94305-2150
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Message 2: Another quotation to trace

Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1991 08:27 EST
From: Herb Stahlke <00HFSTAHLKEBSUVAX1.BITNET>
Subject: Another quotation to trace
Now that we've pretty much exhausted, and possibly solved the "dialect
with an army and a navy" question, I have another one to post. I have
heard the statement
 Syntax is ninety percent phonetics.
attributed to Wallace Chafe, but I haven't found it in his writings,
which I also have not scanned comprehensively. Did Wallace Chafe
say/write this, and, if so, where? If not, who did and where?
Herb Stahlke
Ball State University
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Message 3: Re: 2.596 Whenever

Date: Tue, 01 Oct 91 08:39:05 EDT
From: Geoffrey Russom <EL403015brownvm.brown.edu>
Subject: Re: 2.596 Whenever
Speaking of dialectal time adverbials (whenever), does anybody know
about the distribution of "anymore" used in sentences without negation
(like "still")?
 -- Rick Russom
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Message 4: Re: 2.597 For Your Information

Date: Tue, 01 Oct 91 11:03:43 BST
From: "(offrey Russom <MFCEPDDcms.manchester-computing-centre.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: 2.597 For Your Information
Dale Savage refers to a round of discussion 'awhile back' about word
processors and auto numbering of examples. As author of a PC add-on for
doing precisely that job, and as someone often asked to do a Mac version,
I would be very interested to see that discussion, which I assume predates
my subscription to Linguist. Can anyone (moderators, Dale Savage, whoever)
send me the relevant file(s)? Thanks.
 David Denison (d.denison  uk.ac.man)
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Message 5: Literatures on Priming?

Date: Mon, 30 Sep 91 21:45:15 -0400
From: Kenjiro Matsuda <matsudalinc.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: Literatures on Priming?
Hi. Could anyone let me know any relevant literatures on priming? My
main interest is in seeing the priming factor in language variation
(mainly in morphology) in natural discourse. The only paper I know in
this area is "Constraints on Agentless Passive" by Weiner and Labov
(1982), but I assume that the topic has been expplored more extensively
in other areas, notably in psycholinguistics. I welcome references for
any literatures in any fields. Thanks a lot.
Ken Matsuda
Department of Linguistics
University of Pennsylvania
matsudalinc.cis.upenn.edu
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Message 6: IPA fonts

Date: Wed, 2 Oct 91 10:23:54 GMT
From: Michel Eytan LILoL <mesuzuka.u-strasbg.fr>
Subject: IPA fonts
in a previous message I have corrected the error in the name of the ftp server,
 that should read "aisun1.ai.uga.edu". However, I promised to send these files
 directly to people who ask for it. Unfortunately, there is a snag: these files
 are PC-executables, whereas e-mail consists of ascii (text-only) files; sent
 via e-mail they could get messed up. I shall send them via POPmail, a PC-mail
 application.
I need however to :
1. learn to use the application;
2. wait for all the requests to arrive, since I do not want to do it piecemeal
 but in one fell swoop.
Please send me a personal message if you want it via e-mail (ie POPmail), I
 promise to send it in a few days' time.
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Message 7: query Mongolian

Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1991 14:25:28 -0400
From: Henry Rogers <rogersepas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: query Mongolian
 Is anyone familiar with writing Mongolian on a Macintosh? I would be
+ interested in fonts and a suitable operating system. There is a small
group of people here at Toronto working on Mongolian, and we would
appreciate any help.
 Mongolian is written with a cursive alphabet in lines running from top
to bottom with the first line starting at the top left and subsequent
lines moving to the right.
 The best solution so far seems to be a Hebrew/Arabic word processor
with the letters entered on their side. Naturally Mongolian
speakers/writers find writing sideways odd.The output must be turned
90 degrees to be read. The right-to-left input puts the lines
in the correct order.
 A Chinese/Japanese system with vertical input puts the lines in the
wrong order. Further,it is mono-spaced, not suitable for a cursive
writing system.
 Does anyone know of a suitable operating system runing from top to
bottom starting at the left and allowing proportional spacing?
 Also, does anyone have a Mongolian font? The only one we have is bit-mapped
and has a rather heavy old-fashioned 19th-century look?
 I realise that this problem may seem a touch recherche, but it is
comforting to think that technology is allowing us to think about such
things nowadays.
 Thanks,
 Henry Rogers
 Department of Linguistics
 University of Toronto
 rogersepas.utoronto.ca
 rogersepas.toronto.edu
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