LINGUIST List 3.345

Fri 17 Apr 1992

FYI: Chomsky, Novel, Bilingualness, Concordances

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  1. , Chomsky is Citation Champ
  2. Ed Battistella, Mystery novel
  3. , RE: 3.329 Queries: Bilingualness, IPA, Dissimilation, House
  4. Cook V J, Bilingualism
  5. , Re: 3.337 Summary: Software for the Historical Linguist

Message 1: Chomsky is Citation Champ

Date: Wed, 15 Apr 92 21:19:35 -0Chomsky is Citation Champ
From: <idsardiAthena.MIT.EDU>
Subject: Chomsky is Citation Champ


>From MIT Tech Talk Wednesday April 15, 1992 page 3

Chomsky is Citation Champ

	Many are the authors who may wonder is anyone is paying
attention to what they write.
	Professor Noam Chomsky, MIT's preeminent linguistics
authority, doesn't have that problem.
	Recent research on citations in three different citation
indices show that Professor Chomsky is one of the most cited
individuals in works published in the past 20 years.
	In fact, his 3,874 citations in the Arts and Humanities
Citation Index between 1980 and 1992 make him the most cited living
person in that period and the eight most cited source overall -- just
behind famed psychiatrist Sigmund Freud and just ahead of philosopher
Georg Hegel.
	Indeed, Professor Chomsky is in illustrious company. The top
ten cited sources during the period were: Marx, Lenin, Shakespeare,
Aristotle, the Bible, Plato, Freud, Chomsky, Hegel and Cicero.
	But that isn't all. From 1972 to 1992, Professor Chomsky was
cited 7,449 times in the Social Science Citation Index -- likely the
greatest number of times for a living person there as well, although
the research into those numbers isn't complete. In addition, from
1974 to 1992 he was cited 1,619 times in the Science Citation Index.
	"What it means is that he is very widely read across
disciplines and that his work is used by researchers across
disciplines," said Theresa A. Tobin, the Humanities Librarian who
checked the numbers. "In fact," she added, "it seems that you can't
write a paper without citing Noam Chomsky."
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Message 2: Mystery novel

Date: Fri, 17 Apr 92 15:45:41 CDMystery novel
From: Ed Battistella <battistecis.uab.edu>
Subject: Mystery novel

Someone pointed out to me a recent mystery novel with a linguist as
a character. The novel is BOX 9 by Jack O'Connell (1992, Mysterious
Press) and features a drug called LINGO which affects Broca's and
Wernicke's areas, a neurolinguist named Fred Woo, and 2 supporting
characters called Charlotte Peirce and Victor Welby.
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Message 3: RE: 3.329 Queries: Bilingualness, IPA, Dissimilation, House

Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1992 09:10:44 RE: 3.329 Queries: Bilingualness, IPA, Dissimilation, House
From: <njsobinualr.edu>
Subject: RE: 3.329 Queries: Bilingualness, IPA, Dissimilation, House

In response to Jo Rubba's request for materials on bilingualism, one work
of particular interest might be K. Hakuta (1986) _Mirror_of_Language_, Basic
Books, New York. As I recall, this works lends some history and perspective
to considerations of bilingualism.

Nick Sobin (njsobinualr.bitnet)
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Message 4: Bilingualism

Date: Thu, 16 Apr 92 12:49:58 BSBilingualism
From: Cook V J <vcookessex.ac.uk>
Subject: Bilingualism

Five books for parents on bringing up children bilingually


Arnberg, L. (1987), Raising Children Bilingually: The Pre-school Years,
 Multilingual Matters, Clevedon
de Jong, E. (1986), The Bilingual Experience: A Book For Parents, CUP
Grosjean, F. (1982), Life with Two Languages, Harvard U.P.
Harding, E., & Riley, P. (1986), The Bilingual Family: A Handbook for Parents,
 C.U.P.
Saunders, G. (1982), Bilingual Children: Guidance for the Family, Multilingual
 Matters, Clevedon
V.J. Cook 16 April, 1992
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Message 5: Re: 3.337 Summary: Software for the Historical Linguist

Date: Mon, 13 Apr 92 11:52:49 -0Re: 3.337 Summary: Software for the Historical Linguist
From: <mhoffma1cc.swarthmore.edu>
Subject: Re: 3.337 Summary: Software for the Historical Linguist

Another concordance program useful for historical linguists:
Version 2 of Stephen Clausing's concordance program for the Macintosh,
MacConcordance, is available from the info-mac archives (anonymous ftp to
sumex-aim.stanford.edu, /info-mac/app/macconcordance.hqx) or from one of
its shadow archives for non North-American and Bitnet-only sites.
MacConcordance is significantly faster and has a number of interesting
features not available in gconc.
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