LINGUIST List 3.488

Sat 13 Jun 1992

Qs: Research, Discourse, Linguistics, Syllables

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  1. jj36, Creation of "research institutes"
  2. Young-Suk Lee, query
  3. , Linguistics vs. Grammar
  4. Kathleen Hubbard, superheavy syllables

Message 1: Creation of "research institutes"

Date: Tue, 09 Jun 92 11:58 EDT
From: jj36 <John_E_JOSEPHumail.umd.edu>
Subject: Creation of "research institutes"

According to the endpiece of the June 2 _Chronicle of Higher Education_, a
number of American universities are creating separate "teaching tracks" for
faculty, with the understanding that they will be evaluated on the quality
of their teaching rather than research and publication. In still other
institutions, the research faculty are being segregated off into "research
institutes" that are loosely affiliated with their corresponding academic
departments. Both of these options seem to have some promising and some
frightening aspects. I wonder whether any LINGUIST readers have direct
experience with institutions that have taken or are taking either of these
paths, and can comment on some of the pros and cons.

--John E. Joseph, Dept. of French & Ital., Univ. of Maryland, College Park
MD 20742
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Message 2: query

Date: Thu, 11 Jun 92 16:24:19 -0query
From: Young-Suk Lee <ysllinc.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: query

I am looking for articles/books which discuss pragmatic/discourse
factors affecting word-order variation (scrambling) in Korean or
Japanese. If you know any such work, could please send me a message
at the following address?

ysllinc.cis.upenn.edu

I will post the list of references which I have collected.
Thanks.

Young-Suk Lee
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Message 3: Linguistics vs. Grammar

Date: Sat, 13 Jun 92 00:34:20 EDLinguistics vs. Grammar
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: Linguistics vs. Grammar

Does anybody know how it came about that people started talking
about 'Sprachwissenschaft', 'linguistique', or 'linguistics'
instead of 'grammar'?
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Message 4: superheavy syllables

Date: Fri, 12 Jun 92 16:44:58 -0superheavy syllables
From: Kathleen Hubbard <hubbardgarnet.berkeley.edu>
Subject: superheavy syllables

I'm working on the phonetics of duration and moraic theory, and need data on
"superheavy" or "trimoraic" syllables of the sort (C)VVCC (as opposed to (C)VVC
and (C)VCC) -- perhaps in Finnish, Japanese, etc. If anyone is familiar with
recent phonetic work on the durations of segments and syllables in such
languages, I'd be grateful for references or findings.

Kathleen Hubbard
U.C. Berkeley
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