LINGUIST List 4.1049

Tue 14 Dec 1993

Qs: Language origins, Heteronyms, Paper, MAC

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  1. Lindsay J. Whaley, Language origin myths
  2. "Jim Swanson", need a word
  3. ursula.doleschal, Query: D. G. Miller paper
  4. Dr Judy L Delin, Mac 660AV and speech: repost

Message 1: Language origin myths

Date: 13 Dec 93 09:19:53 EST
From: Lindsay J. Whaley <Lindsay.J.WhaleyDartmouth.EDU>
Subject: Language origin myths


 I'm gathering references for religious and/or cultural myths on the
origin of language. Please e-mail me personally if you are aware of any such
myth(s). Even if you are unsure of where or whether a published version of
the myth can be found, I'd still appreciate hearing from you.

Lindsay Whaley
Dartmouth College
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Message 2: need a word

Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1993 13:53:02 need a word
From: "Jim Swanson" <SWANSONJcolumbia.dsu.edu>
Subject: need a word

 I have recently been asked by no fewer than four people what one
is to call pairs of words that are spelled identically but have
different pronunciations and etymologies when capitalized. I
think the source is a local radio station quiz. An example would be
Polish and polish. Does it have a special designation (official or
unofficial)? I would call these words a subset of heteronyms. Is
there a special name? I think I may have seen these words (and the
designation) in some popular magazine some years ago. What do you
think?
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Message 3: Query: D. G. Miller paper

Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1993 09:21:08 Query: D. G. Miller paper
From: ursula.doleschal <ursula.doleschalwu-wien.ac.at>
Subject: Query: D. G. Miller paper

Can anyone tell me WHERE the following paper has been published? I've got a
xerox without the respective information.

Miller, D. Gary. Is English A Sexist Language? (copyright):Academics Plus
 1982
Ursula Doleschal
Institut f. Slawische Sprachen
Wirtschaftsuniv. Wien
Augasse 9, 1090 Wien
Tel.: ++43-1-31336 4115
Fax: ++43-1-31336 744
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Message 4: Mac 660AV and speech: repost

Date: Tue, 14 Dec 93 11:26:24 GMMac 660AV and speech: repost
From: Dr Judy L Delin <jld1stirling.ac.uk>
Subject: Mac 660AV and speech: repost

Apologies to those who have received this request before, but we had
an ungraceful crash last week and I have lost some useful responses
to my original message.

I have a Mac Centris (now sold as Quadra) 660AV, and I am interested in
doing some speech analysis on it -- particularly pitch tracking. I would
like to hear from anyone who knows about speech tools for the Mac, and
would be very grateful for pointers as to what software is good to buy.

Although I'm interested in information on any tools for any Mac, as I can
check them out myself for compatibility, I would be especially interested
to hear from anyone with sound experience on AV Macs: apparently, they
have sound hardware that may not work with some software. As
a clue, SoundEdit simply causes the machine to hang. According to the
technical spec, the processor is an AT&T DSP 3210 digital signal processor,
55.5 MHz clock frequency.

Please send/resend if you have any clues! I will of course summarise
to the net.

Best wishes

Judy Delin

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