LINGUIST List 3.390

Sat 09 May 1992

Qs: Turkic, Vowel Raising, GB Adjuncts

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  1. Greg Stump, Linguistics in Sweden
  2. Albatros Talking, query on Turkic
  3. , Re: 3.375 Gent Conference
  4. , Query about Raising of /aw/ and /ay/ alias "Canadian Raising"
  5. David Adger, base generated adjuncts
  6. Catherine Davies, basic journals
  7. , Query: Tagalog and other Philippine Informants
  8. , Ancient vocal tract simulation

Message 1: Linguistics in Sweden

Date: Wed, 06 May 92 12:22:47 ESLinguistics in Sweden
From: Greg Stump <ENG101UKCC.uky.edu>
Subject: Linguistics in Sweden

A student of mine who has just received her B.A. in linguistics is
going to be moving to Stockholm and has asked me about the possibilities
of pursuing doctoral work in linguistics in Sweden. If you know of
anyone who she might contact for information, please let me know at my
address (eng101ukcc.uky.edu). Thanks for any help!

Greg Stump
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Message 2: query on Turkic

Date: Thu, 7 May 92 17:45:58 +02query on Turkic
From: Albatros Talking <X100_OEZBILGdvax.dnet.alcatel.co.at>
Subject: query on Turkic


I compile a list of currently available electronic/printed
sources of information on comparative/etymological analysis
of Turkic/Altaic languages. I shall deeply appreciate any
advice, information, addresses and other material in form of
e-mail, and promise to send the outcome to those who are
interested.

Oezcan Oezbilge
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Message 3: Re: 3.375 Gent Conference

Date: Wed, 6 May 1992 14:19 MST Re: 3.375 Gent Conference
From: <BROSENBECCIT.ARIZONA.EDU>
Subject: Re: 3.375 Gent Conference


 Is there anyone in the Department of bilingual education at the Univ. of
Texas, Austin that could give me information about the availability of work in
the school system there? What types of certification are required? etc...
I would certainly appreciate any help or clues you could give me:
Brett Rosenberg
Univ. of Arizona
Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese
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Message 4: Query about Raising of /aw/ and /ay/ alias "Canadian Raising"

Date: Wed, 6 May 92 22:40:22 EDTQuery about Raising of /aw/ and /ay/ alias "Canadian Raising"
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: Query about Raising of /aw/ and /ay/ alias "Canadian Raising"

This query is addressed to all those LINGUISTs who speak
dialects in which [aw] and [ay] are replaced by something
like [/\w] and [/\y] in words such as 'type' and 'write'.

Do any of you have a different vowel in the first syllable
of 'writer' than in the the second syllable of 'typewriter'?
Or, put another way, do any of you have different vowels in
the first and second syllables of 'typewriter'?
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Message 5: base generated adjuncts

Date: Thu, 7 May 92 11:33:35 BSTbase generated adjuncts
From: David Adger <adgercogsci.edinburgh.ac.uk>
Subject: base generated adjuncts

Does anyone know of references on what mechanisms are used to encode
restrictions on the base generation of adjuncts in GB (i.e why adverbs
occur with predicates but adjectives do with referentials)? Seems like
it can't be selection if X--bar theory is an appropriate set of
restrictions.

Any references at all would be lovely, but recent ones more so.

Post directly to me & I'll post a summary to the list if there's interest.

David Adger

adgeruk.ac.ed.cogsci
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Message 6: basic journals

Date: Thu, 07 May 92 19:50:21 CDbasic journals
From: Catherine Davies <CDAVIESUA1VM.UA.EDU>
Subject: basic journals

We are facing major cuts in the library periodicals budget at the University
of Alabama, and are being asked to eliminate some linguistics journals. The
Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham now has a b.a. in linguistics with some strong
syntacticians, and we here in Tuscaloosa have an "ad hoc interdepartmental
program" at the graduate level with strengths in applied linguistics, inter-
actional sociolinguistics and pragmatics. We would appreciate any advice in
this matter. In particular, we're wondering if there is any consensus on
a set of essential journals for an undergraduate major.
pragmatics
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Message 7: Query: Tagalog and other Philippine Informants

Date: Wed, 6 May 92 23:28:02 EDTQuery: Tagalog and other Philippine Informants
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: Query: Tagalog and other Philippine Informants

Are there any native speakers of Tagalog or other
Philippine languages receiving this who would be
willing to answer some questions about their usage?
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Message 8: Ancient vocal tract simulation

Date: Sat, 9 May 1992 10:39:47 GAncient vocal tract simulation
From: <MCCONVELL_PDARWIN.NTU.EDU.AU>
Subject: Ancient vocal tract simulation

In work following up the work of Laitman, Lieberman et al on reconstruction
of what vocal tracts of hominids and early humans must have been like,
I believe some mechanical simulators of the output of these were made.
I would be interested in details of this, but more in whether anyone
has tried to do a computer simulation of the phonetic range of vocal
tracts that differ from those of modern humans e.g. in having a higher
larynx.

On a related question, I saw a letter to Scientific American a year or
so ago saying some of the origins of language work was based on a fallacy:
that mammals other than humans can breathe and swallow at the same time.
>From my reading this does seem to underly some of the major work, so I'd
like to have some confirmation that it is wrong or someone to point me
to where the debate is going on, if there is a debate. From my point
of view (ignorance of anatomy/physiology and biological anthropology)
it would seem to be a question that could be fairly easily resolved
empirically.

Patrick McConvell, Anthropology, Northrn Territory University, PO Box 40146,
NT 0811, Australia
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