LINGUIST List 3.957

Fri 04 Dec 1992

Misc: Summary on Dutch; Comment on Diacritics Summary

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  1. Mark H Aronoff, summary of dutch textbooks
  2. Stavros Macrakis, 3.946 Diacritics Summary

Message 1: summary of dutch textbooks

Date: 03 Dec 1992 09:44:28 -0500summary of dutch textbooks
From: Mark H Aronoff <MARONOFFccmail.sunysb.edu>
Subject: summary of dutch textbooks

I received an overwhelming number of responses to my query about Dutch language
textbooks and a few requests for a summary, so here we go.

Shetter, William Z. 1984. Introduction to Dutch. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff.

Bird, R. Byron and William Z. Shetter. 1978. Ein Goed Begin. (2 vols.) Leiden:
Martinus Nijhoff. (this is more advanced than the first)

Donaldson, B. C. 1987. Dutch Reference Grammar. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff.

Teach Yourself Dutch. English Universities Press.
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Message 2: 3.946 Diacritics Summary

Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1992 11:51:58 -3.946 Diacritics Summary
From: Stavros Macrakis <macrakisosf.org>
Subject: 3.946 Diacritics Summary

Laurie.Bauervuw.ac.nz says:
 It appears that diacritics are governed by ISO standards.

This is somewhat misleading. There are ISO standards for computer
processing of diacritics, but none claim to be exhaustive nor
linguistically accurate. At best, they cover standard use of
widely-used languages. I think they're a good starting point for a
survey of diacritics (since they result from surveys themselves), but
I wouldn't count on them as definitive in any way.

 -s
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