LINGUIST List 4.788

Sat 02 Oct 1993

Qs: Kristang, Deviant Utterance Citations, Finnish

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  1. , pidgins and creoles
  2. , help
  3. , Query: Examples of "That's just performance, semantics, pragmatics,
  4. Sara Elo, Parsing Finnish Language

Message 1: pidgins and creoles

Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1993 19:30 EDTpidgins and creoles
From: <ESURINLUCY.WELLESLEY.EDU>
Subject: pidgins and creoles

Dear fellow linguists, I'm doing a project in comparing the Portuguese
based creole Kristang with Malay and Portuguese. I wonder if there's
anyone out there who's also interested in Kristang. My e-mail
address is net::"esurinlucy.wellesley.edu"
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Message 2: help

Date: Tuesday, 28 Sep 1993
From: <>
Subject: help


One of my colleagues who is teaching an introductory linguistics course is in
need of help. He has a blind student in his class and is somewhat at a loss at
to how to best help him. Any tips, suggestions and guidance would be very
welcome, especially from those who have had this kind of experience before.
Please respond to me directly. I thank you, in advance, for your help.

LuMing Mao
Oxford, OH
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Message 3: Query: Examples of "That's just performance, semantics, pragmatics,

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 93 13:57:28 EDQuery: Examples of "That's just performance, semantics, pragmatics,
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: Query: Examples of "That's just performance, semantics, pragmatics,
 etc."

I am trying to start a collection of good citable (and preferably
funny) examples of cases where a deviant utterance is described
as grammatical and the deviance is dismissed without any detailed
explanation as being due to performance limitations, semantic or
pragmatic infelicity, or some other "extragrammatical" factors.


Please note that I am at the moment just looking for
examples where the resort to "extragrammatical" factors is
NOT justified in any way. I will a little later start a
collection of examples of the sort where such explanations
or justifications WERE offered.
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Message 4: Parsing Finnish Language

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 93 10:20:56 -0Parsing Finnish Language
From: Sara Elo <elomedia.mit.edu>
Subject: Parsing Finnish Language


Hello Finnthusiastics,

I am looking at extending an existing parser (a computer implementation) to
treat Finnish text input.
I would greatly appreciate any references to studies and published papers.
I am particularly thinking of the question of finding the stem of a word (and
whether it is actually imperative to find it).
Furthermore, I'd like to know if a Finnish dictionary and/or encyclopedia exist
on CD-ROM and hear about any experiences with such databases.
I believe that there has been significant research on processing Finnish
language at the University of Helsinki and the University of Tampere (?) This
is my first attempt at localizing work on the subject. Thank you in advance
for anyone
who takes the time to point out some major and minor studies.

Sara Elo
Media Laboratory, MIT
elomedia.mit.edu
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