LINGUIST List 4.963

Sat 20 Nov 1993

Qs: Sterling professor, Admirative, Code-switching, Database

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  1. Elina Savino, Query:Sterling professor
  2. Karen S. Chung, Admirative mood
  3. Rodrik Wade, Codeswitching references wanted
  4. NAME William Marslen-Wilson, Query about language databases

Message 1: Query:Sterling professor

Date: Tue, 16 Nov 93 19:16:42 MEQuery:Sterling professor
From: Elina Savino <savinocoli.uni-sb.de>
Subject: Query:Sterling professor

Dear linguist netters,

I have heard that Bloomfield was Sterling Professor of Linguistics at Yale
University. Could you please explain me what the title "Sterling Professor"
exactly means?
Thank you very much in advance.

 Elina Savino
 University of Saarland - Saarbruecken
 Germany
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Message 2: Admirative mood

Date: Tue, 16 Nov 93 14:49:46 CSAdmirative mood
From: Karen S. Chung <karchungccms.ntu.edu.tw>
Subject: Admirative mood


 Can someone please explain to me what the ADMIRATIVE MODD is,
e.g. in Albanian? I found the term in one English-Chinese linguistics
dictionary, in which it was translated as the equivalent of the
'sudden form'--whatever that is! My students and I are all on the edge
of our seats on this one! The term appears in the outline of Albanian
in Campbell's _Compendium of the world's languages_.
 Many thanks!

 Karen Steffen Chung
 National Taiwan University
 karchungccms.ntu.edu.tw

P.S. In case anybody has written and gotten mail returned, please indulge
the fragile and fallible NTU system and try again!
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Message 3: Codeswitching references wanted

Date: 17 Nov 93 15:55:22 +0200 (Codeswitching references wanted
From: Rodrik Wade <WADEmtb.und.ac.za>
Subject: Codeswitching references wanted

I am posting this request on behalf of a colleague, Ralph Adendorff.

Ralph is in the process of developing an MA course in Applied
Linguistics here at the University of Natal and is looking for any
references on codeswitching. He would particularly appreciate any
references you may have to codeswitching in educational contexts.

Please send references or comments to my email address below and I
will pass them on.

Thanks in advance

Rodrik Wade

email: wademtb.und.ac.za PGP key available on request
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Message 4: Query about language databases

Date: Wed, 17 Nov 93 21:35 BST
From: NAME William Marslen-Wilson <UBJTA38aster.ccs.bbk.ac.uk>
Subject: Query about language databases


I have been asked by someone who is not on e-mail to inquire about the
availability of lexical databases (computer-readable dictionaries) for the
following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, Coptic, Aramaic, Greek, Latin, Persian,
Sanskrit, Japanese, and Chinese. In each case (where appropriate) information
about these languages at any stage of their historical development would be
appreciated.

I have the uneasy feeling that there have been some recent postings about
general information-sources for resources of this type. If so, it would be
helpful if someone could post me a copy.

Please send all responses to me directly: ubjta38cu.bbk.ac.uk

Many thanks!

William Marslen-Wilson
Center for Speech and Language
Birkbeck College
Malet St
London WC1E 7HX

Tel: 44-(0)71-631-6585
Fax: 44-(0)71-631-6587
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