LINGUIST List 3.837

Tue 27 Oct 1992

Qs: SLART, Japanese, Objectionable Language

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  1. Victoria Codina Espurz, SLART
  2. Gregory Ward, translation diplomacy
  3. Jon Aske, Two Jews and two Basques

Message 1: SLART

Date: Tue, 27 Oct 92 14:37:39 MESLART
From: Victoria Codina Espurz <codinavents.uji.es>
Subject: SLART

I have heard of an interest group on Second Language Acquisition called
SLART-L. Does anyone know how to contact this group or any other group on SLA?

Thanks in advance. Victoria Codina.
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Message 2: translation diplomacy

Date: Tue, 27 Oct 92 10:04:36 CStranslation diplomacy
From: Gregory Ward <wardpico.ling.nwu.edu>
Subject: translation diplomacy

A question for those fluent in Japanese: What is the most natural
translation of "fukaku kanashimi to suru"? The Chicago Tribune ran a
story this weekend about the Japanese emperor's visit to China in
which the emperor was quoted as using the above phrase. The article
said this phrase "was translated as `deeply deplore' but [...]
normally would be rendered in the more literal `feel sorrow deeply'."
The article also reported that the Chinese government's official
translation "used words for the phrase that translate into English as
`deeply grieved'."
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Message 3: Two Jews and two Basques

Date: Tue, 27 Oct 92 11:25:32 ESTwo Jews and two Basques
From: Jon Aske <jaskeabacus.bates.edu>
Subject: Two Jews and two Basques

I am very interested in the ongoing discoussion about the objectionability
of using de-adjectival nominals to refer to members of social groups (as
opposed to using Adj + person/people). Would people who might have
something intelligent to say about this please ellaborate on this? I also
would like to know what the facts are as i don't always have good
intuitions about this phenomenon or know how different groups feel about it.

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Jon Aske; Political Science/Anthropology, Bates College, Lewiston, ME 04240
 Phone: (207) 786-0589
 e-mail: jaskeabacus.bates.edu jonaskegarnet.berkeley.edu
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