LINGUIST List 3.967

Thu 10 Dec 1992

Qs: Obsolete Usage, Chinese, Hungarian

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  1. Lynne Yang, roomate wanted for LSA
  2. Seamus Cooney, English, Does D. H. Lawrence's use of an obsolete word make a difference?
  3. "Larry G. Hutchinson", Chinese linguistics
  4. Harry Howard, Hungarian

Message 1: roomate wanted for LSA

Date: 08 Dec 1992 15:56:39 -0800roomate wanted for LSA
From: Lynne Yang <LYANGOREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
Subject: roomate wanted for LSA

I would like to share a hotel room at the LSA conference with
a female, preferably a non-smoker. If your interested, please
contact me through internet. My address is below.

Lynne Yang
e-mail address: LYANGOREGON.UOREGON.EDU
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Message 2: Does D. H. Lawrence's use of an obsolete word make a difference?

Date: Wed, 9 Dec 92 12:32:03 -05Does D. H. Lawrence's use of an obsolete word make a difference?
From: Seamus Cooney, English <cooneysgw.wmich.edu>
Subject: Does D. H. Lawrence's use of an obsolete word make a difference?


In the manuscript version of an article on the moral
authority of women, Lawrence writes, "In fact the knowing
one seems to be always a woman. Clergymen pretend to be
ministers and administers, but they are in the hands of the
women."

The published newspaper version changed that last sentence
to "Clergymen pretend to minister and administer, but they are
in the hands of the women."

I'm having a disagreement with a friend about the
significance of the change. Is there any? Does the change
from the "obsolete" (OED) usage of "administer" as a noun
entail a change in meaning? If so what?

If there's any interest, I'll be happy to put forward my
view after hearing from others.

 -- Seamus Cooney
 Department of English
 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
 e-mail: COONEYSgw.wmich.edu
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Message 3: Chinese linguistics

Date: Wed, 9 Dec 92 17:26:54 CSTChinese linguistics
From: "Larry G. Hutchinson" <hutchincs.umn.edu>
Subject: Chinese linguistics


I have a graduate student who is beginning research on focus in Mandarin, and
he wanted me to ask if LINGUIST subscribers could suggest readings, He is a
native speaker of Shanghainese.
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Message 4: Hungarian

Date: Wed, 09 Dec 92 19:41:01 CSHungarian
From: Harry Howard <SR0DA7FVM.TCS.Tulane.EDU>
Subject: Hungarian

Tulane Univeristy is setting up a pilot project to offer five Less Commonly
Taught Languages (Arabic, Haitian/Martinican Creole, Hungarian, Quechua/
Quiche & Swahili) as demand warrants, and I volunteered to do the background
research on Hungarian. I would like to ask the community:
1) for suggestions on materials for classroom and/or informant-assisted
learning of Hungarian, and
2) for suggestions for assessment which would satisfy customary accreditation
standards, e.g. is there anyone out there who could help in the testing of our
students?
I am also interested in hearing about anyone else's experience in programs for
LCTLs, and would be quite happy to share any replies with the curious. Please
reply to me personally.
Thanx,
Harry Howard
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