LINGUIST List 3.201

Wed 04 Mar 1992

Qs: Raisiig, Politeness, Articles, Cog-Sci

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  1. , Query: "Canadian" Raising
  2. Eugeniusz Rzewuski, query: politeness in African languages
  3. Anita Mittwoch, affixed articles
  4. Gregory Ward, cognitive science macware

Message 1: Query: "Canadian" Raising

Date: Mon, 2 Mar 92 10:38:16 ESTQuery: "Canadian" Raising
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: Query: "Canadian" Raising

By "Canadian" Raising I mean the raising of the vowel of words
like 'write' and 'wife' (as opposed to 'ride' and 'wives') which
is found in parts of Canada but also in such U.S. dialects as
those of Chicago, Minneapolis, and Rochester. I have two
queries:

(1) Does anyone know of any work on this phenomenon other than that
of Joos (in Language in the 40's), Chambers (Canadian J. of Lx, I think),
and Vance (American Speech)?

(2) Would people who have this phenomenon be willing to write
to me and tell me whether or not they have raising in the following
words:

 hide
 cider
 tiger
 spider
 writer
 rider
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Message 2: query: politeness in African languages

Date: Tue, 03 Mar 92 16:51:07 CEquery: politeness in African languages
From: Eugeniusz Rzewuski <ORIENTUWPLEARN.bitnet>
Subject: query: politeness in African languages

A colleague of mine (Ms. Zofia Podobinska) is working on politeness in Swahili
speech acts. Surpisingly very little study has been done on this subject, and,
to our knowledge, on other major African languages. Could anyone of you testify
 to the contrary by indicating published or unpublished studies (e.g. Ph.D. or
M.A. thesis) based on a corpus of texts, recorded conversations etc.?
Please answer to:
Zofia Podobinska
e-mail: orientuwplearn.bitnet
or by "snail-mail" to:
Warsaw University
Institute of Oriental Studies
Dept. of African Languages & Cultures
00-927 Warszawa 64, Poland.

Thank you in advance
Eugeniusz Rzewuski
(same address)
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Message 3: affixed articles

Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1992 19:11 IST affixed articles
From: Anita Mittwoch <hcumaHUJIVM1.bitnet>
Subject: affixed articles

Can anyone out there give me any references for work dealing with affixed
articles, especially in Romanian. Please address your replies to me at the
above e-mail address or Dept. of English, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91905,
Israel. Anita Mittwoch
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Message 4: cognitive science macware

Date: Tue, 3 Mar 92 21:57:44 CSTcognitive science macware
From: Gregory Ward <wardpico.ling.nwu.edu>
Subject: cognitive science macware

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an SOS for information on teaching
linguistics in a cognitive science context. I received many thoughtful
replies, for which I am most grateful, and which I have summarized and
submitted as a file on the Listserv. (An announcement is forthcoming.)

In my previous posting, I mentioned that I would have access to an IBM
386 for classroom use (e.g., to demo models of language learning,
grammars, parsers, etc.). Now it turns out I will also have access to
a Mac (2 plus) for this purpose. So, if anyone knows of available
Macware that would be appropriate, please let me know.

Thanks,

Gregory Ward
wardpico.ling.nwu.edu
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