LINGUIST List 4.747

Thu 23 Sep 1993

Qs: Finitude, ISA, Language Survey, Farsi

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  1. Rob Stainton, Querie re. readings on language finitude
  2. , Is a ISA relation axiomatizable?
  3. Karen S. Chung, Survey of the World's Languages
  4. , Farsi word processing package for the Mac?

Message 1: Querie re. readings on language finitude

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 93 13:40:15 EDQuerie re. readings on language finitude
From: Rob Stainton <rstaintoccs.carleton.ca>
Subject: Querie re. readings on language finitude


I've considered giving my students -- second year undergrads in a
"Language and Communication" course -- the following paper topic:

The Claim:
Natural languages contain an infinite number of sentences

Discuss the above claim, giving arguments for and against, and your
own conclusions. We'll be discussing the arguments for and against in
class, but I'd like to direct them to other published sources. Any
suggestions? (Especially arguments *against* the Claim?)

Thanks,
Rob Stainton
rstaintonccs.carleton.ca
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Message 2: Is a ISA relation axiomatizable?

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 93 17:30:23 JSIs a ISA relation axiomatizable?
From: <twaragaicc.titech.ac.jp>
Subject: Is a ISA relation axiomatizable?

Is there anybody who knows that IS-A relation is axiomatizable?
Toshiharu WARAGAI
twaragaicc.titech.ac.jp
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Message 3: Survey of the World's Languages

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 93 08:12:34 CSSurvey of the World's Languages
From: Karen S. Chung <karchungccms.ntu.edu.tw>
Subject: Survey of the World's Languages


 I am about to begin teaching a course entitled Survey of the World's
Languages at National Taiwan University in Taipei. I would be most interested
in comments from LINGUIST netters who have either taught or taken such a
course, specifically as regards methods and materials they found particularly
successful or effective, and pitfalls to avoid. I'm also curious how anybody
else feels about the place of such a course in a university linguistics
program.
 The course I'll be teaching is open to juniors and seniors of any
department who have completed an Intro to Linguistics course.
 Thanks!

 Karen Steffen Chung
 National Taiwan University
 Department of Foreign Languages
 and Literatures
 karchungccms.ntu.edu.tw
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Message 4: Farsi word processing package for the Mac?

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 93 16:43:17 -0Farsi word processing package for the Mac?
From: <makarechijeflin.tju.edu>
Subject: Farsi word processing package for the Mac?

Is anyone aware of a word processing package that can run on a Macintosh?
(Hopefully on the new Macs and with System7)

I would appreciate any information in this regard.

Pejman Makarechi
Director, Medical Media Services
Thomas Jefferson University
E-mail: makarechijeflin.tju.edu
Tel. (215) 955-7841
Fax (215) 923-2241
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