LINGUIST List 3.299

Sun 29 Mar 1992

Qs: LSLT, GPSG, Fonts, English Corpus, Phonology

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  1. , LSLT
  2. Ed Battistella, markedness & GPSG query
  3. "Jonathan Kaye 323-6362", Query: adobe phonetic fonts
  4. Jacques Guy, Query: Basic English (or other)
  5. , Query: Quantitative Phonology

Message 1: LSLT

Date: Tue, 24 Mar 92 14:16:12 ESLSLT
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: LSLT

Does anybody know where I can get a hold of a copy of
the original text of Chomsky's LSLT (rather than the
abbreviated text that was published later).
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Message 2: markedness & GPSG query

Date: Tue, 24 Mar 92 18:35:41 CSmarkedness & GPSG query
From: Ed Battistella <battistecis.uab.edu>
Subject: markedness & GPSG query

Does anyone know of any references to work on markedness in
a GPSG framework? (If you direct responses to me I will compile
and post them.)

Ed Battistella
battistecis.uab.edu
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Message 3: Query: adobe phonetic fonts

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 92 10:54:51 GMQuery: adobe phonetic fonts
From: "Jonathan Kaye 323-6362" <JK%UK.AC.RL.IBtamvm1.tamu.edu>
Subject: Query: adobe phonetic fonts


Does anyone know about any Adobe phonetic fonts suitable for running
with Windows3. I've scanned some servers and found thousands of ATM
fonts but no phonetic ones. Please address replies to me at JKUKACRL
(bitnet) or JKUK.AC.RL.IB (Janet). Thanks in advance for your help.
Jonathan Kaye
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Message 4: Query: Basic English (or other)

Date: Thu, 26 Mar 92 07:20:27 ESQuery: Basic English (or other)
From: Jacques Guy <j.guytrl.oz.au>
Subject: Query: Basic English (or other)


Is there anywhere a corpus of texts in Basic English in computer-friendly
form that I could, say, easily ftp? In fact, any corpus of texts in any
language would do, provided that:

 1. The vocabulary is small (if memory serves me, Basic English
 has 850 words)
 2. The morphology is simple, very simple (English-style, or, even
 better, Chinese-style; but I can live with English)
 3. The corpus is large. The larger, the better.

I need a corpus with such statistical properties in order to test and
refine an algorithm that classifies tokens (morphs, if you prefer)
into their semantic categories without resorting to a dictionary.

The closest thing I have found so far is the KJV Bible, but I would
prefer a text with a smaller vocabulary.

Can anyone help? Thank you advance.

j.guytrl.oz.au
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Message 5: Query: Quantitative Phonology

Date: Sun, 29 Mar 92 11:33:28 ESQuery: Quantitative Phonology
From: <GLENNFFARMNTON.bitnet>
Subject: Query: Quantitative Phonology

We have considerable data on the frequency of sounds of different
types, and their co-occurrence, across languages. This data has had
considerable implications for research. We seem to have much less
information on how tokens of a type, counted in a sample of continuous
text, are distributed within a language, even though this, too,
should have significant research implications. Specifically, what
sources are available that can tell us the frequency with which
tokens of each phoneme in a language occur initially and finally
in a word or syllable? I know of such information for English
(e.g. Denes, Dewey), Russian, Czech, and German (Kucera & Monroe),
and Latin (Devine & Stephens). What other sources (especially
non-Indo-European ones) are available? If I receive a significant
response privately, I will summarize to the list.
Glenn Frankenfield Bitnet: glennffarmnton
 Internet: glennffarmington.maine.edu
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