LINGUIST List 3.319

Sun 05 Apr 1992

FYI: Icelandic, Fonts, Spanish

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  1. Thorsteinn G. Indridason, Re: New Publication (fwd)
  2. Eric Schiller, Re: 3.299 Queries: LSLT, GPSG, Fonts, English Corpus, Phonology
  3. "SUSAN SOTILLO", RE: 3.306 Queries: Ergativity, Amharic, Spanish

Message 1: Re: New Publication (fwd)

Date: Thu, 19 Mar 92 13:01:02 GMRe: New Publication (fwd)
From: Thorsteinn G. Indridason <malvisrhi.hi.is>
Subject: Re: New Publication (fwd)

>Forwarded message:
>From malvis Thu Mar 19 12:57:28 1992
>Subject: Re: New Publication
>Date: Thu, 19 Mar 92 12:57:28 GMT

 NEW PUBLICATION

 Kristjan Arnason: The Rhythms of Drottkvaett and other Old Icelandic Metres.

 This book (182 p.) is the result of several years of research into the
 structure of the Old Icelandic drottkvaett metre, where the findings of
 earlier scholars, such as Eduard Sievers and Andreas Heusler, are
 reexamined in the light of recent developments in phonological theory and
 metrics. It is shown that the rhythm of the drottkvaett metre is in
 important respects different from that of the fornyr~]d-islag and other
 Eddic metres, which have features in common with Old German and Old English
 metres. In particular, quantity plays a much more important role in the
 drottkvaett metre than in the fornyrdislag. A simple model of the drottkvaett
 is presented and its structure compared with that of other metres from
 the same period. Close attention is paid throughout to general theoretical
 issues, for example the relation between metrical structure and linguistic
 structure, and the value of metrical facts as evidence for linguistic
 analysis and vice versa.

 The author is Professor of Icelandic at the University of Iceland,
Reykjav~]i'k.

 CONTENTS:

 Chapter 1. Language and metre (pp.3-44)
 Chapter 2. Eddic metres (pp.45-64)
 Chapter 3. Stress and quantity in Old Icelandic (pp.65-80)
 Chapter 4. The drottkvaett metre (pp.81-110)
 Chapter 5. Drottkvaett and the quantity structure of Icelandic (pp.111-123)
 Chapter 6. The rhythm of drottkv~]aett (124-148)
 Chapter 7. The Old Icelandic metrical set (149-172)

 Those who are interested can order a copy through e-mail: malvisrhi.hi.is
 or surface mail:
 		Institute of Linguistics
 		University of Iceland
 		Arnagardur /Sudurgotu
 		101 Reykjavik
 		Iceland

 The price is USD 35.
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Message 2: Re: 3.299 Queries: LSLT, GPSG, Fonts, English Corpus, Phonology

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 92 10:08:40 CSRe: 3.299 Queries: LSLT, GPSG, Fonts, English Corpus, Phonology
From: Eric Schiller <schillertira.uchicago.edu>
Subject: Re: 3.299 Queries: LSLT, GPSG, Fonts, English Corpus, Phonology

Re: Adobe fonts
I bought the Stone set. It has everything anyone could want except
stick figures for complex contour tones. But it does not have upper
case letters (except insofar as used by IPA) and therefore can only
be used for examples, not for text. Furthermore, the diacritics require
kerning, which is not supported by most word processors. The font will
be useful only when combined with Stone Sans or Stone Serif, but those
list at $370 each (street price $250). I have asked Adobe if they
might offer a package price. Licensing prohibits altering the fonts,
which is also annoying because some slots are available that could
be filled with syntax and semantic and phonology symbols.

I am studying Renner's designs and hope to improve my own Sapir font,
but it was my hope that Adobe would solve all of our problems by
offering professional fonts that we could actually use. They are
halfway there with the new release. The product is very attractive
and includes both serif and sans serif font in the $185 package which
can be had for about $129 from the usual mail-order sources.

Eric Schiller
University of Chicago
schillertira.uchicago.edu
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Message 3: RE: 3.306 Queries: Ergativity, Amharic, Spanish

Date: 31 Mar 92 20:52:00 EST
From: "SUSAN SOTILLO" <SOTILLOapollo.montclair.edu>
Subject: RE: 3.306 Queries: Ergativity, Amharic, Spanish

For the person looking for data on Latin American Spanish (speech
recognition project). Try Genoveva Iriarte Esguerra at La Universidad
Javariana, in Bogota, Colombia. I don't have her e-mail, sorry.
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