LINGUIST List 3.504

Tue 16 Jun 1992

Qs: Software, Gay/Lesbian Language, Indirect Q's

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  1. , PLP laser printer
  2. "Yen Ketty", Query about the NLU Products
  3. , LESBIAN/GAY LANGUAGE
  4. John Cowan, Query about indirect questions

Message 1: PLP laser printer

Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1992 12:37 MSTPLP laser printer
From: <CAROLGCC.UTAH.EDU>
Subject: PLP laser printer


I would appreciate hearing from anyone (send message to me at
carolgcc.utah.edu) who has or uses a PLP laser printer from
GCC technologies and has figured out how to use postscript or
postscript-quality fonts on it. I need to use phonetic fonts
with this printer that won't just bitmap (in, say, Times).
Thanks in advance.

Carol Georgopoulos
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Message 2: Query about the NLU Products

Date: 16 Jun 92 11:12:18 U
From: "Yen Ketty" <yen_kettypo.gis.prc.com>
Subject: Query about the NLU Products


I need to know the best of the current NLU products (in English language or
mutilingual including English), and the items which are in pre-product
development or are just leaving the research base. Also need briefs for both
of products and items, i.e., the baseline theories, performance and future
development.

Please rely directly to my e-mail ASAP. Thank you very much!

Ketty Yen
PRC Inc.
McLean, VA
USA
yen_kettypo.gis.prc.com (internet)
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Message 3: LESBIAN/GAY LANGUAGE

Date: Tue, 16 Jun 92 10:58:57 ELESBIAN/GAY LANGUAGE
From: <GJACOBSVM2.YorkU.CA>
Subject: LESBIAN/GAY LANGUAGE


I am looking for any literature on LESBIAN/GAY LANGUAGE. I have found a few
things, mostly from the mid-70's to early-80's. Can anybody recommend any
articles or books you have found on this subject, especially recent
information? My E-mail address is GJACOBSVM2.YORKU.CA

Greg Jacobs
YORK UNIVERSITY
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Message 4: Query about indirect questions

Date: Tue, 16 Jun 92 13:07:57 EDQuery about indirect questions
From: John Cowan <cowanuunet.UU.NET>
Subject: Query about indirect questions

Can anyone advise on mechanisms for expressing indirect questions, in any
language, that does not involve question words? By "indirect question" I
mean a form like "I don't know who stole my watch" in English, or
"wo3 bu zhi1dao shei2 tou1 le wo3 de shou3 biao3" in Chinese, which both
express ignorance of the identity of the person that stole my watch using
the question word "who" (resp. "shei2"). In English, "who" could also be
a relative pronoun, but only relative pronouns that coincide with question
words can be used in this construction (*"I don't know that stole my watch")
and "shei2" is solely a question word, not a relativizer.

If there are any languages that use an entirely different mechanism, I would
appreciate the details. I find it quite hard to think clearly about these
constructions, and I hope that understanding a different way of handling
them would shed some light on the topic. Please note that I don't have access
to university libraries out here in the ".com" domain. Ignore the address
above, and please direct replies to <cowansnark.thyrsus.com>; I will summarize
to Linguist. Thanks in advance for any assistance you can render.

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