LINGUIST List 2.827

Sat 30 Nov 1991

Disc: Macs, Tag Questions, Communicative Strategies, Helium

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  1. Fan mail from some flounder?, Re: 2.825 Queries: Belize, Macs, Amiga, Communicative Strategies
  2. , Mac software query
  3. , French translation of 'tag question'
  4. PETER GINGISS, Mac DataBases
  5. Pamela A Downing, Re: 2.825 Intercultural communication
  6. BROADWELL GEORGE AARON, helium explained

Message 1: Re: 2.825 Queries: Belize, Macs, Amiga, Communicative Strategies

Date: Wed, 27 Nov 1991 13:32 EST
From: Fan mail from some flounder? <SDFNCRritvax.isc.rit.edu>
Subject: Re: 2.825 Queries: Belize, Macs, Amiga, Communicative Strategies
Re the linguistic and communicative strategies query posed by Carlson,
you might want to look at some things that Steve Boggs worked on at least
15 years ago at the University of Hawaii. I'm afraid I don't know if or
where they were published, but it was under the aegis of Kamehameha Schools.
Susan Fischer
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Message 2: Mac software query

Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1991 08:57 EDT
From: <BELMOREVax2.Concordia.CA>
Subject: Mac software query
Concerning T. Shannon's request: I have used a Mac for years in my linguistics
research and think that far and away the best all-purpose tool is Fourth
Dimension. The best way to start, however, may be with FileForce, a subset
of 4D, which is considerably cheaper and would probably answer all your
needs. If not, you can upgrade to 4D. You may also want one of the excellent
statistics programs like Systat although from the description of what you're
doing, I would think the excellent DeltaGraph from DeltaPoint would meet
your needs. You can order both from MacConnection 1-800-800-4444 and doubt-
less from other mail order houses.
BelmoreVax2.Concordia.Ca
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Message 3: French translation of 'tag question'

Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1991 09:10 EDT
From: <BELMOREVax2.Concordia.CA>
Subject: French translation of 'tag question'
A colleague has suggested "reprise interrogative". So far no one has come
up with a translation of "code switching".
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Message 4: Mac DataBases

Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1991 19:08 CST
From: PETER GINGISS <ENGLADJetson.UH.EDU>
Subject: Mac DataBases
My suggestion for Tom Shannon is "Panorama," a flat database which is very
powerful but is easy to use. I have used it for over a year with great
results. There are still features I haven't used yet, but the basic operation
is simple. Moroever, PROView supplies booklets and video tapes to help folks
learn it.
 Peter Gingiss
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Message 5: Re: 2.825 Intercultural communication

Date: Fri, 29 Nov 91 10:41:02 CST
From: Pamela A Downing <downingconvex.csd.uwm.edu>
Subject: Re: 2.825 Intercultural communication
For information and further references on cross-cultural communicative
strategies, you might look at: Donal Carbaugh, ed. Cultural
Communication and Intercultural Contact. 1990. Lawrence Erlbaum.
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Message 6: helium explained

Date: Mon, 25 Nov 91 18:11:33 -0500
From: BROADWELL GEORGE AARON <gb661csc.albany.edu>
Subject: helium explained
Thanks to all the people who wrote to explain the effect of helium on
the voice to me.
There was a bit of difference of opinion, but the majority (and most
convincing to me) explanation goes something like this --
Helium is less dense than air, therefore the speed of sound in
helium is faster. Since faster sound equals higher frequency, helium
speech is higher than ordinary speech.
(I hope I haven't muddled this recount!)
I considered bringing helium balloons to class to let the students try it,
but I decided I couldn't get it past the human subjects board. :-)
Aaron Broadwell
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