LINGUIST List 4.232

Tue 30 Mar 1993

Qs: Arabic, Basic-level, Russian Sign, Polish

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  1. Mohammed Sawaie, Arabic Text Processing
  2. Elissa Feit, Basic Level Categories
  3. , Russian Sign Language
  4. , Students of Polish as a second language

Message 1: Arabic Text Processing

Date: Tue, 30 Mar 93 13:51:29 -0Arabic Text Processing
From: Mohammed Sawaie <msfaraday.clas.virginia.edu>
Subject: Arabic Text Processing

>From Mohammed Sawaie (e-mail address follows)
MSfaraday.clas.Virginia.edu
Does any one know of an Arabic text processing Program? Any
information about a specific program that is in existence or is
in the process of development will be most apprciated. Names of
Prgrams and/or venders, location can help me access information
fast. Thank you
sa
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Message 2: Basic Level Categories

Date: Tue, 30 Mar 93 15:56:38 ESBasic Level Categories
From: Elissa Feit <feitcs.Buffalo.EDU>
Subject: Basic Level Categories

Does any one know of any research done to determine whether it is
cognitively valid to speak of verbs as being basic-level actions/events
(e.g., "eat" as a basic-level action vs "ingest" as a superordinate, or
"dine", "sup", "devour", "wolf (down)" as subordinate level actions). It
seems intuitive to me that this would be the case.

The principle research (Rosch E. (1978) "Principles of Categorization";
Rosch E., Mervis, C.B., Gray, W.D., Johnson, D.M., Boyes-Braem, P. (1976)
"Basis objects in natural categories") concerns the cognitive validity of
certain nouns as being basic-level objects, but omits the mention of verbs
at all.

Elissa Feit (feitcs.buffalo.edu)
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Message 3: Russian Sign Language

Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1993 16:43 ESTRussian Sign Language
From: <DOUGHTYCGUVAX.bitnet>
Subject: Russian Sign Language

I am posting this on behalf of a student. Is there any linguist in
the Washington, D.C. area who knows (or knows about) Russian Sign
Language? If so, please reply to me at: doughtycguvax or
doughtyc.georgetown.edu and I will pass along the information to our
student. Thank you.

Catherine Doughty
Department of Linguistics
Georgetown University
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Message 4: Students of Polish as a second language

Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1993 17:19 ESTStudents of Polish as a second language
From: <JAWLOYOLA.EDU>
Subject: Students of Polish as a second language

I would like to know if anyone has seen reported how many students of
Polish there are in US?
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