LINGUIST List 2.828

Sat 30 Nov 1991

Qs: Macs, Historical Linguistics, Paper Search

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  1. Larry Horn, Re: 2.822 Serb, Croat, and Dialectal Differences
  2. , Workbook for Historical Linguistics course
  3. , query
  4. Toshiyuki Kumashiro, Tree-drawing program for Mac

Message 1: Re: 2.822 Serb, Croat, and Dialectal Differences

Date: Wed, 27 Nov 91 00:10:09 EDT
From: Larry Horn <LHORNYALEVM.YCC.Yale.Edu>
Subject: Re: 2.822 Serb, Croat, and Dialectal Differences
As a postscript to the recent net inventories of current colloquialisms for
expressing incredulity or seeking repetition (say what? do what?) and for
introducing (in)direct discourse, I'd like some feedback on a feature of some
American dialects that is quite foreign to my own but that I'm interested in
for reasons some of you may guess. This is the independent "not" of (I think)
sarcastic denial, as in
 "That was a great idea. [PAUSE] Not."
This is not an actual datum, though, and I'd appreciate real instances and any
suggestions towards a grammar of post-affirmation freestanding "not"s that
anyone can provide. Some obvious data questions: is it only one's own
affirmations that can be cancelled in this way, or those of one's
interlocutors? Did this start on a TV show, and if so which? Who uses it,
and when? (The WHY I can guess.) --Larry Horn
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Message 2: Workbook for Historical Linguistics course

Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1991 09:22:31 EST
From: <jblackkean.ucs.mun.ca>
Subject: Workbook for Historical Linguistics course
Suggestions are sought for a suitable manual / workbook for an
introductory historical linguistics course to be offered at Memorial
University. The instructor has chosen as primary text the book by
Anthony Arlotto - INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS - and is
seeking supplementary materials to accompany this text. If anyone has
prepared exercises in this area, especially using the text mentioned
above, I would appreciate hearing from you. Address:
<jblackkean.ucs.mun.ca>.
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Message 3: query

Date: Tue, 26 Nov 91 22:13:44 MST
From: <Randy_Allen_Harrismts.ucs.ualberta.ca>
Subject: query
I hate to use Linguist for this, but ...
Does anyone out there know of a linguist by the
name of Ian Boal? Unfortunately, I don't know
much about him myself, except that he wrote an
unpublished paper which (among other things)
compares the 1955 ms. of Chomsky's LSLT with
the published version that came out in 1975.
Konrad Koerner and Stephen Murray have cited the
paper in publications, but neither one seems to
have a copy any longer. So, if you don't know
anything of Boal's whereabouts, do you know
anything of the paper (c1984, "Chomsky and the
state of linguistics")?
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Message 4: Tree-drawing program for Mac

Date: Fri, 29 Nov 91 17:27:30 PST
From: Toshiyuki Kumashiro <kumashibend.UCSD.EDU>
Subject: Tree-drawing program for Mac
Does anybody know of a Macintosh program that would help you draw
tree diagrams? It would be nice if the program can convert
bracketed representations into tree diagrams which can be
exported as PICT files editable by other drawing programs.
Thanks in advance.
Toshiyuki Kumashiro
University of California, San Diego
kumashibend.ucsd.edu
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