LINGUIST List 3.768

Sat 10 Oct 1992

Qs: Japanese Vowels, Sociolinguistics, Stoplists

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  1. Kemal Oflazer, looking for Mr. Gerjan van Schaaik
  2. Henry Rogers, query: voiceless vowels
  3. Jon Aske, Audio-vidual aids for sociolinguistics course
  4. , Algonquin Syllabary
  5. , "Stoplist" of English function words

Message 1: looking for Mr. Gerjan van Schaaik

Date: Fri, 9 Oct 92 13:42:59 +02looking for Mr. Gerjan van Schaaik
From: Kemal Oflazer <koTRBILUN.bitnet>
Subject: looking for Mr. Gerjan van Schaaik

Hello,
I am trying to find an e-mail address or
a fax-number to get in touch with
Mr. Gerjan van Schaaik. Any pointers
would be appreciated

Kemal Oflazer
Bilkent University
Computer Engineering Department
Bilkent, ANKARA, 06533 TURKIYE

e-mail: kotrbilun.bitnet
fax: (90) 4 - 266-4127
tel: (90) 4 - 266-4133
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Message 2: query: voiceless vowels

Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1992 09:44:58 query: voiceless vowels
From: Henry Rogers <rogersepas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: query: voiceless vowels

I have a graduate student working on voiceless vowels in Japanese. We
would be interested in any relevant bibliographic suggestions.
Further, we are interested in the question of distinguishing the pitch
of voiceless vowels. If anyone with information or advice on these
points could write me, I will post a summary to the list later.

Thanks

Henry Rogers			rogersepas.utoronto.ca

Department of Linguistics
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1A1				vox:	(416)-978-1769
Canada				fax:	(416)-978-8821
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Message 3: Audio-vidual aids for sociolinguistics course

Date: Fri, 9 Oct 92 11:07:39 EDTAudio-vidual aids for sociolinguistics course
From: Jon Aske <jaskeabacus.bates.edu>
Subject: Audio-vidual aids for sociolinguistics course

About a month ago I posted a request for sociolinguistics textbooks. The
(few) replies I received confirmed to me that there was nothing new out
there that I was unaware of and I am going to prepare a reader (or
anthology, as they call it here) for my classes with articles and chapters
of selected books (for each one copyright permission has to be obtained
and fees paid).

My present request has to do with audiovisual materials that I could use
in my two sociolinguistics courses (Politics of Language and Language and
Culture) to make them more interesting, lively, etc. (I must admit I am
kind of jealous of my wife, who gets to use all these films, slides, and
maps in her history classes.)

Any ideas?

I seem to vaguely remember talk on this list a while back about a
documentary about dialects of US English. What was that? And how about,
for instance, urban dialects?

Any comments will be appreciated.

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Department of Linguistics Political Science
University of California OR Bates College
Berkeley, CA 94720 Lewiston, ME 04240
jonaskegarnet.berkeley.edu jaskeabacus.bates.edu
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Message 4: Algonquin Syllabary

Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1992 10:40:40 -Algonquin Syllabary
From: <TOMARASUSDCSV.ACUSD.EDU>
Subject: Algonquin Syllabary

Does anyone out there know of a syllabary which was created by a priest to
record an Algonquin langauage?

I was asked about this at a social gathering by someone who saw what he called
pictographs on the T-shirt of a little girl on the Whitecloud Reservation in
Minnesota. He said he was told by the girl and her mom that it was her name.
After a discussion on writing systems, he decided that it was probably closer
to a syllabary than an ideographic system.

I would appreciate any information anyone has which I can relay back to him.

B. Tomaras
tomarasusdcsv.acusd.edu
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Message 5: "Stoplist" of English function words

Date: Fri, 9 Oct 92 11:35:29 PDT"Stoplist" of English function words
From: <AHAstlvm27.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: "Stoplist" of English function words

Does anyone know if there a list of all the English "function" words?
By this I mean a list of words that an information retrieval system
could skip while searching for keywords. If you know of such a list,
please respond to me privately. I'll also be interested in knowing if
the list is public domain or not, and if similar lists are available in
other languages.

Thank you,
Amy H. Anderson
ahastlvm27.vnet.ibm.com
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