LINGUIST List 4.942

Fri 12 Nov 1993

Qs: Dialect contact, Phrasal verbs, French, Bislama, Fonts

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  1. , The representation of language and dialect contact
  2. Nava Shaked, phrasal verbs
  3. , Query-phoneme frequencies in French and French o-words.
  4. , bislama
  5. , Fonts

Message 1: The representation of language and dialect contact

Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1993 10:58 ESTThe representation of language and dialect contact
From: <LROSENWALDLUCY.WELLESLEY.EDU>
Subject: The representation of language and dialect contact

Hi - this is a request for help - I teach American literature, but
have also worked a lot as a translator and on translation, and find
myself now at the beginning of a project linking both interests,
namely, the representation of language and dialect contact in
American writing, and given the potential size of the topic I need
all the help I can get. What I'm interested in is figuring out
what happens when writers of narrative represent 1) dialect, 2)
conversation between speakers of different dialects, 3) foreign
languages, 4) conversations between speakers of different languages.
Potentially relevant to this is the whole history of American English
in its dialects, and the whole history of the linguistic map of
America, including not only who spoke what and how when but also
how people thought and felt about the facts of linguistic and
dialectal difference. I'm in a literature department (Wellesley
College Department of English), and the texts that keep coming
back to me are, for example, Cooper's novels in their depiction
of Native American languages; Cynthia's Ozick's stories in their
depiction of Yiddish and Yiddish-influenced English; Twain as
a recorder and celebrator of dialect; and so on. And I think
I have some sense of what goes on in such works. But I don't
want this study to take up only what first occurs to me, and I don't
want it to be linguistically impressionistic, so I'm taking the
liberty of posting my request here and asking linguists for help
with it - for any text that might seem relevant, or any remarks
or questions that might seem useful. Thanks in advance, Larry
Rosenwald (LROSENWALDLUCY.WELLESLEY.EDU)
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Message 2: phrasal verbs

Date: Thu, 11 Nov 93 11:40:26 ESphrasal verbs
From: Nava Shaked <navanynexst.com>
Subject: phrasal verbs

I would like to get biblography information about the phrasal verb
construction. e.g.; gun down, back off, calm down, look back.
I am interested in all aspects: Syntax, Semantics, Phonology,
Acquistion & Processingas well as Morphology. Also references of how Phrasal
 Verbs are treated in NLP systems.

Nava Shaked
Department of Linguistics
CUNY Graduate School, New York.
e-mail navanynextst.com
Tel/Fax: 718-997-1259
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Message 3: Query-phoneme frequencies in French and French o-words.

Date: Thu, 11 Nov 93 11:18:18 -0Query-phoneme frequencies in French and French o-words.
From: <eng_zuchowskemunix.emich.edu>
Subject: Query-phoneme frequencies in French and French o-words.

I'm looking for sources on phoneme frequencies in the French lexicon
and a French-English dictionary of onomatopoeia or any list of French
onomatopoeic words, preferably translated into English. I would very
much appreciate complete information about each source and, if possible,
where they can be located.
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Message 4: bislama

Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1993 16:10 CSTbislama
From: <SABINODUCVAX.AUBURN.EDU>
Subject: bislama

A colleague of mine recently asked me about the meaning of long in the
following bislama sentence: long God yumi stanap. I had to pass. Can
any of you help?
Robin Sabino (Sabinoducvax.auburn.edu)
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Message 5: Fonts

Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1993 10:47:05 Fonts
From: <suttongarnet.berkeley.edu>
Subject: Fonts


I apologize for asking an oft-repeated question, but is there an ftp site
for IPA fonts, specifically for IBM (Word Perfect, etc.)? Or alternately,
are they available as shareware?

Please address answers to me at this address: suttongarnet.berkeley.edu

Thanks!

Laurel Sutton
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