LINGUIST List 3.425

Fri 22 May 1992

Qs: What Language; Address; Chomsky '92

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  1. Ron Smyth, What language is this?
  2. Melody Sutton, e-mail address
  3. , Chomsky '92 article

Message 1: What language is this?

Date: Wed, 20 May 92 11:04:25 EDWhat language is this?
From: Ron Smyth <smythlake.scar.utoronto.ca>
Subject: What language is this?

The Toronto police have contacted our department for help in identifying the
language of the label on a ball of wool in the purse of an elderly woman
accused of shoplifting. She does not speak English and the police wish to
obtain an interpreter for her. The following was dictate to me over the
telephone (so may not be 100% accurate):

ata lucru de myna din bumbac cardat....

Please send replies directly to me. There is some urgency in this, as the
woman is being held until they can question her.

Ron Smyth
smythlake.scar.utoronto.ca
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Message 2: e-mail address

Date: Thu, 21 May 92 07:39 PDT
From: Melody Sutton <IZZYHA2UCLAMVS.bitnet>
Subject: e-mail address

Does anyone have, or know how I can get, an e-mail address for Barney Pell
(last seen working on AI at Cambridge)?

Thanks!
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Message 3: Chomsky '92 article

Date: Thu, 21 May 92 10:23:21 EDChomsky '92 article
From: <maxwelljaars.sil.org>
Subject: Chomsky '92 article

I was about to send the following request to Martin
Haspelmath (the author of the quoted lines below), but
on second thought I decided that asking someone in
Germany where I could get a copy of an unpublished paper
by an American scholar was a little odd. So can someone
nearby help me?
Martin wrote:

> ...and his 1992 paper "A minimalist program for
> linguistic theory", which doesn't look as if it was
> intended for wider circulation, must be around in
> thousands of copies by now.

I'll bite, where can I get a copy? Thanks!
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