LINGUIST List 4.565

Mon 26 Jul 1993

Qs: Generics, French, Eskimo, Culture Texts, Nasals

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  1. Gail Stygall, Generics and product names
  2. French 500 course, expression: peur bleue
  3. "DICK VEIT, ENGLISH, UNCW,, Query on Norse/Aleut/Dorset Eskimo linguistic interaction
  4. Dr M Sebba, query - texts on language and culture
  5. , nasal nuclei and nasal codas

Message 1: Generics and product names

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1993 10:56:19 Generics and product names
From: Gail Stygall <stygallu.washington.edu>
Subject: Generics and product names

Does anyone have citations for how lexicographers decide that a product
name has become a generic, e.g., Kleenex, Coke, etc.? Is there a
numerical percentage of uses that tips the scale? Thanks. Post to me
privately and I'll post to the list if there's interest.
Gail Stygall, University of Washington, English
stygallu.washington.edu
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Message 2: expression: peur bleue

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1993 11:25:08 expression: peur bleue
From: French 500 course <fren109unixg.ubc.ca>
Subject: expression: peur bleue

I would appreciate to hear from francophones and non-native speakers of
<French to know whether they have heard or used the French expression:
peur bleue as in the example:
 avoir une peur bleue de X (X being an animate or inanimate entity)

 tu m'as fait une peur bleue!
 j'avais une peur bleue des flics...

I am currently working on my PhD thesis and am studying the semantic and
lexicale evolution of idioms over time. Peur bleue was studied for an
article that I have just written for a journal. My assumption is taht
Peur bleue is a well known expression, still in usage today. Am I
correct? That's what I have to know?

Thank you in advance to anyone willing to answer me.
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Message 3: Query on Norse/Aleut/Dorset Eskimo linguistic interaction

Date: 19 Jul 1993 09:29:50 -0500Query on Norse/Aleut/Dorset Eskimo linguistic interaction
From: "DICK VEIT, ENGLISH, UNCW, <VEITVXC.OCIS.UNCWIL.EDU>
Subject: Query on Norse/Aleut/Dorset Eskimo linguistic interaction

I am working on a dissertation on the contact of the Aleuts and
Dorset Eskimos with the Norse settlers in Newfoundland around 988
A.D. I am looking for any research on linguistic influences of
these three cultures upon one another. Any information or
bibliographic references would be appreciated.

Fiona Paulsson
VEITVXC.UNCWIL.EDU
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Message 4: query - texts on language and culture

Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1993 14:45:42 query - texts on language and culture
From: Dr M Sebba <eia023cent1.lancs.ac.uk>
Subject: query - texts on language and culture


I'm looking for suggestions for key texts - articles or books, new
or classic - on the theme of "language and culture" for a second/third
year core course for a degree called Culture and Communication. All
suggestions will be gratefully received; replies to me personally please.
Thanks

Mark Sebba
Department of Linguistics
Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YT, England
Fax: (0524) 843085
e-mail: eia023uk.ac.lancaster.central1
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Message 5: nasal nuclei and nasal codas

Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1993 14:48:43 nasal nuclei and nasal codas
From: <peter.gebertattis.rz.uni-konstanz.de>
Subject: nasal nuclei and nasal codas

hi,
i'm looking for languages which underlyingly make a clear distinction
between the nasal feature appearing in the nucleus (as nasalization of
vowels) and in the coda (in consonants). that is, languages that have at
least some plain vowel ("v") and its nasalized version ("V") and have nasal
consonants such that the inventory of those that can appear in onsets is a
subset (not necessarily a proper one!) of those that can appear in the
coda, and are then able to lexically distinguish at least the following
rhymes, with "n" being an arbitrary but specific nasal consonant from the
inventory, like say the velar nasal: 1. V, 2. vn, 3. Vn.
please reply directly to my e-mail address below. lots of thanks in
advance.

Peter GEBERT
Fachgruppe Sprachwissenschaft
Universitaet Konstanz
Postfach 5560
D-78434 Konstanz
eMail: peter.gebertpopserver.uni-konstanz.de
Tel.: (49)7531-883093
home: (49)7532-5854
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