LINGUIST List 4.959

Wed 17 Nov 1993

Qs: Winnebago, Candlin, Diasystem, Next week

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  1. Sheila M Shigley, Winnebago Materials
  2. Patrick John Coppock, Request for e-mail address: Chris Candlin
  3. , diasystem
  4. , query: next week

Message 1: Winnebago Materials

Date: Mon, 15 Nov 93 13:57 CDT
From: Sheila M Shigley <SHIGLEYmacc.wisc.edu>
Subject: Winnebago Materials

Hello All...

 I am looking for any and all Winnebago language materials (Winnebago is
a Siouan language spoken in Wisconsin and Nebraska)...books, papers, articles,
tapes, videos, stray scraps of paper with someone's notes, anything! :) I
thought I had found all there was to find until I logged onto the university
library system in Chicago and found a dictionary that apparently had gone
undetected even by the most avid Winnebago researchers. I decided I'd better
launch one more search before becoming complacent with the relatively small
collection I have amassed.

So, if anyone has "seen this language," and you have time, I'd appreciate it if
you could drop me an e-line telling where you saw it.

Thank you much, in advance.

Sheila "Freezing in Wisconsin But At Least the Packers WON!" Shigley
shigleymacc.wisc.edu
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Message 2: Request for e-mail address: Chris Candlin

Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1993 21:14:07 Request for e-mail address: Chris Candlin
From: Patrick John Coppock <patCoppockavh.unit.no>
Subject: Request for e-mail address: Chris Candlin

Here in Trondheim we have some students who are doing a term project around
"Hello Australia", an interactive video English language teaching program
produced at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

We would very much like to get in touch with Chris Candlin by e-mail.

Does anyone have his e-mail address?

Please reply to:

pat coppock
the university of trondheim
faculty of arts and science
dept. of applied linguistics
the multimedia lab
n-7055 dragvoll
norway

but, of course, by e-mail.........

e-mail address: patCoppockavh.unit.no

In advance: thanks!!!

pat
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Message 3: diasystem

Date: Wed, 17 Nov 93 00:11:35 GMdiasystem
From: <enriccogsci.edinburgh.ac.uk>
Subject: diasystem


Does anyone know in which framework, if any, the term "diasystem" is used? I
have seen it used (not in English) to refer to the system of dialects and
sociolects spoken in a particular speech community (or greater cultural
group). Any pointers to relevant literature will be appreciated.

Please mail replies directly to me. Thanks.

Enric Vallduvi enriccogsci.ed.ac.uk
Centre for Cognitive Science
University of Edinburgh Scotland/Alba
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Message 4: query: next week

Date: Tue, 16 Nov 93 13:03:37 -0query: next week
From: <bnevinBBN.COM>
Subject: query: next week

This is an English dialect question, under the rubric of temporal
semantics.

The conversation takes place on Monday, November 8. Thanksgiving (U.S.)
is Thursday, November 25. A fellow commuter says "we'll have a long
weekend next week." She means the Thanksgiving weekend.

 November 1993
 S M Tu W Th F S
 1 2 3 4 5 6
 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 <== Present week
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 <== "Next week"
28 29 30

The meaning seems to be "the week after the ensuing complete week".

In my dialect, "next week" is the week after the current week, however
far we presently are through the current week.

 November 1993
 S M Tu W Th F S
 1 2 3 4 5 6
 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 <== Present week
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 <== Next week
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 <== Week after next
28 29 30

Three questions:

What is the distribution of this difference?

For "complete week intervening" speakers, what happens on Sunday? Or at
the Saturday/Sunday midnight? Or on Monday, if that is conceived as the
first day of the week in practice?

Does this apply to "next month" or "next year"? (I think not.)

 Bruce Nevin
 bnbbn.com
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