LINGUIST List 4.837

Fri 15 Oct 1993

Qs: Bedtime reading, Do-support, Lakota tribe, Nonverbal

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  1. Edith A Moravcsik, linguist list
  2. Steven Schaufele, Query: Do-Support
  3. Sean Day, Query -- Lakota address
  4. , Nonverbal communication and FL teaching

Message 1: linguist list

Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1993 16:44:52 linguist list
From: Edith A Moravcsik <>
Subject: linguist list

I am in the process of compiling a list of "bed-time readings" for
undergraduates on linguistic topics. What I am looking for is books
on any linguistic topic that are not technical (they do not presuppose
more than an Intro course in linguistics) and that are
interesting and informative. The goal is two-fold: to get students
to read more for pleasure and to have them learn about language in
a painless way.

So far I have the following on my list: Peter and Jill de Villiers'
book "Early language"; two books on Genie (by S. Curtiss and by R. Rymer);
books on ape language research (Patterson and Linden on Koko; the Premacks on
Sarah; Terrace on Nim); Wilfred Funk's book on word origins; and Dixon's
"Searching for Aboriginal languages". If you have any recommendations to
make, please let me know. I will then publish the resulting list on
the linguist network just in case somebody else wants to make use of it.


Edith Moravcsik (
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Message 2: Query: Do-Support

Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1993 21:04:01 Query: Do-Support
From: Steven Schaufele <>
Subject: Query: Do-Support

Dear Colleagues,

I'm assembling a bibliography on Do-Support in English,* and would
appreciate any suggestions. If there's enough interest i'll post a

*(Any related phenomena -- i.e. the use of a semantically empty auxiliary
to bear verbal inflexion when for some reason the main verb can't -- in
other languages are also of interest, if you know of any such.)

Dr. Steven Schaufele 217-344-8240
712 West Washington Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

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Message 3: Query -- Lakota address

Date: Wed, 13 Oct 93 15:25:16 ESQuery -- Lakota address
From: Sean Day <>
Subject: Query -- Lakota address

Query -- Lakota address:

 Granted that this is not directly related to linguistics (although
such a connection might emerge), I nevertheless thought this would be a
good place to begin searching. I have a student who is doing research
on Lakota land rights and disputes, and who would like to get in contact
directly with Lakota tribe officials. Could someone please give me the/an
address for the Lakota tribe? Phone numbers would also be very welcomed.
And, of course, e-mail addresses of those directly affiliated with the
Lakotas would be estactically received.
 Thank you.
 Sean Day
 Purdue Univ.
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Message 4: Nonverbal communication and FL teaching

Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1993 13:09:00 Nonverbal communication and FL teaching
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Subject: Nonverbal communication and FL teaching

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I am trying to find research sources on the general topic "nonverbal
communication and foreign language teaching," and would like to know
if there is anything beyond some research done in Indiana University
in the late 70s-early 80s, plus a few handbooks on specific cultural
gestures (mainly Brazilian, Japanese and one dictionary dealing with
Spanish). The literature to which I have access shows little or
nothing on this topic, but our resources here in the University of
Seville, Spain, are pretty limited anyway.
Please write to:

Dario Barrera

With thanks,

Dario Barrera
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