LINGUIST List 3.45

Sun 19 Jan 1992

Qs: Grad Schools, World Languages, Typology, Syncope

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  1. I'm not short, merely vertically challenSDFNCRritvax.isc.rit.edu, Appropriate graduate schools
  2. Fran Karttunen, query on world's languages
  3. Martin Haase, database systems for typology
  4. Caroline Wiltshire, query -- phrasal syncope

Message 1: Appropriate graduate schools

Date: Fri, 17 Jan 1992 09:57 ESTAppropriate graduate schools
From: I'm not short, merely vertically challenSDFNCRritvax.isc.rit.edu <SDFNCRritvax.isc.rit.edu>
Subject: Appropriate graduate schools

There is a student here who is interested in issues of language planning,
as related to sign language in the Third World. Does anyone out there
have ideas on which graduate schools are strongest in that area? Thanks.
Susan Fischer
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Message 2: query on world's languages

Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1992 11:52:37 query on world's languages
From: Fran Karttunen <kartunenuhccux.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu>
Subject: query on world's languages

Where could I find some reliable projections of how many languages were
spoken in the world in 1900, how many have ceased to be spoken since
then, how many are likely to cease to be spoken within the next generation
or two, and maybe also how many languages worldwide are thought to have
ceased to be spoken since the initiation of the voyages of discovery?

Thanks,

Frances Karttunen
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Message 3: database systems for typology

Date: Fri, 17 Jan 92 16:51:32 MEdatabase systems for typology
From: Martin Haase <MHAASEDOSUNI1.bitnet>
Subject: database systems for typology

Has anybody some experience with using a database system for research
in language typology? What system is preferably used? Do you have
experience with programs such as SYBASE, ORACLE, 4th-DIMENSION, or
others? Long or too specific answers can be send directly to me.
Martin
mhaasedosuni1.bitnet (or:) dosuni1.rz.Uni-Osnabrueck.de
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Message 4: query -- phrasal syncope

Date: Sun, 19 Jan 92 12:08:46 CSquery -- phrasal syncope
From: Caroline Wiltshire <wltshrsapir.uchicago.edu>
Subject: query -- phrasal syncope


Can anyone point me to a language that has syncope in phrases
which results in clusters or syllable shapes not found in words?
I'm wondering whether this ever happens in normal (i.e. not
fast nor casual) speech.

Please address answers to me and I'll summarize if there's general
interest. Thanks in advance.
Caroline Wiltshire
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