LINGUIST List 2.775

Tue 12 Nov 1991

Qs: Fonts, MACS, Elberfelder Bibel, Math English

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  1. Joe Clifford, Request for font info
  2. Judy Delin, Teaching Linguistics with a Mac
  3. Vlasta Bennova, Elberfelder Bibel
  4. Margaret Fleck, mathematical English

Message 1: Request for font info

Date: Fri, 8 Nov 91 12:17:01 -0700
From: Joe Clifford <cliffordclipr.colorado.edu>
Subject: Request for font info
Some time ago there was a discussion of IPA fonts for the Macintosh
on Linguist, which I didn't pay too much attention to. Since
then a colleague has called me looking for information about such
fonts. She is looking for a laser font, of better quality than the
one available from Linguist's Software. Could someone who was a
party to the discussion please email me a summary, or pointers
to more info?
Thanks in advance,
 Joe Clifford
 cliffordclipr.colorado.edu
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Message 2: Teaching Linguistics with a Mac

Date: Thu, 7 Nov 91 16:27:19 GMT
From: Judy Delin <judycogs.sussex.ac.uk>
Subject: Teaching Linguistics with a Mac
I am looking for anyone who has experience of using Apple Macs for
teaching linguistics. Are there any good packages you know of that
for teaching any aspects of phonetics, phonology, terminology of various
kinds, syntax...more or less anything? Any pointers would be greatly
appreciated--if you have names of distributors, so much the better.
Judy Delin
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Message 3: Elberfelder Bibel

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 91 00:24:22 MDT
From: Vlasta Bennova <VOLAKCSEARN.bitnet>
Subject: Elberfelder Bibel
 Sorry for bursting in here like this. I'm a student of languages
at the UP university and I'll be very glad if you would kindly help me and
provide me with the following information.
 I'd like to know anything about the so called 'ELBERFELDER BIBEL';
especially I'm interested in its interpreters, the time it came to existence,
the sort of people it was predestinated to, the original sources from which
it was translated, etc.
 Many thanks for any kind of information.
 Yours
 Vlasta Bennova.
P.S. Please send your answers to volakcsearn.
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Message 4: mathematical English

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 91 17:57:37 -0600
From: Margaret Fleck <mfleckherky.cs.uiowa.edu>
Subject: mathematical English
Has anyone seen any descriptions of mathematical English from a
linguistic perspective? That is
 -- descriptions of the differences between the normal and mathematical
 meanings of English words like "unique" or "if, then" (notice
 that mathematical "unique" doesn't translate all that succinctly into
 elementary formal logic: mathematical English is not just formal
 logic expanded into words),
 -- conventions for use of symbols, e.g. an explanation for what is
 wrong with "All integers are Z's", or why you just don't use
 "p" to name a set unless you are really desperate, or
 -- conventions for structuring proofs, introducing variables, and
 so forth.
I'm trying to teach mathematics to undergraduate computer science majors.
Some of them seem to understand the concepts well, but aren't capable
of producing literate mathematical prose. The problem appears to be
basically one of learning a new dialect....
Margaret Fleck
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