LINGUIST List 4.774

Thu 30 Sep 1993

Qs: Assyrian, TTS, RG, Perret

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  1. Wayles Browne, Assyrian/neo-Aramaic query
  2. "Charles, TTS inquiry
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  4. Bill Bennett, Book sought

Message 1: Assyrian/neo-Aramaic query

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 93 08:46:55 EDAssyrian/neo-Aramaic query
From: Wayles Browne <JN5JCORNELLA.bitnet>
Subject: Assyrian/neo-Aramaic query

For a friend interested in the Turoyo dialect of Assyrian or neo-Aramaic:
what descriptions of it are available? He is aware of Otto Jastrow,
Lehrbuch der Turoyo-Sprache, and Otto Jastrow, Laut- und Formenlehre des
neuarama"ischen Dialekts von Midin im Tur-'Abdin. Please contact me
directly:
WAYLES BROWNE, ASSOC. PROF. OF LINGUISTICS
DEPT. OF MODERN LANGUAGES, MORRILL HALL, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
ITHACA, NEW YORK 14853, U.S.A.
TEL. 607-255-0712
JN5JCORNELLA.BITNET // JN5JCORNELLA.CIT.CORNELL.EDU
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Message 2: TTS inquiry

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1993 09:27:00 TTS inquiry
From: "Charles <hoequistbnr.ca>
Subject: TTS inquiry


 Does anyone know of any commercial
text-to-speech systems that do simultaneous display of the text on
some device or other? There's a public access channel that is
trying to get its public service announcements spoken for the visually
discombobulated. (It would actually be most useful for those who
don't really want to sit there and read the damn things.) They are
currently trying to work from an Amiga platform,but are willing
to shift.
 Please reply to me directly. If there is interest, I'll post a
summary.

Thanks in advance,
-charles hoequist

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Message 3:

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 93 9:35:19 EDT
From: <gb661csc.albany.edu>
Subject:

 For a class I am teaching, I'd like to contrast theories with
grammatical relations as primitives (e.g. RG, LFG) with those with
gramm. relations as derived notions (e.g. GB). I am most familiar
with GB, so I'd appreciate some discussion on the following point:

 What sort of notion of constituency does RG have? Is there
anything analogous to X-bar theory? I have read about linearization
rules at a clausal level, but is there some sense in which there is
a configurational clause structure assigned to a sentence? Are there
VPs, for example?

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Dept. of Anthropology | worthless finicking with trifles, I
Dept. of Linguistics and | would reply that life consists of
 Cognitive Science | little things; the important matter is
Albany, NY 12222 | to see them largely' -- Jespersen, 1925
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Message 4: Book sought

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 93 21:21:54 BSBook sought
From: Bill Bennett <WAB2phx.cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Book sought

Hi
Does anyone out there know either (a) the whereabouts of Jean-Marie PERRET,
Phone/tique du franc'ais...1981? or (b) what has happened to it?
Librarians have given up!
Thanks
Bill Bennett.
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