LINGUIST List 5.1315

Sat 19 Nov 1994

Qs: Prince manuscripts, Translators, VSO lgs, Boas, Bloomfield

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  1. "M. Voeltz", Query on unpublished manuscripts by Prince, etc.
  2. , GERMAN-ENGLISH automatic translator
  3. Kazuto MATSUMURA, Prototypical VSO lg?
  4. lg1a, Franz Boas
  5. lg1a, Bloomfield

Message 1: Query on unpublished manuscripts by Prince, etc.

Date: Thu, 17 Nov 94 11:16:44 +0Query on unpublished manuscripts by Prince, etc.
From: "M. Voeltz" <voeltzPapin.HRZ.Uni-Marburg.DE>
Subject: Query on unpublished manuscripts by Prince, etc.

Dear linguists!
Can anyone please help me in finding the following manuscripts:
McCarthy, J. & A. Prince. 1993. Prosodic Morphology I. Ms. U. Mass.,
Rutgers.
Prince, A. & P. Smolensky. 1993. Optimality Theory. Ms. U. Colorado,
Rutgers.
Zubizarreta, M.L. 1993. Some Prosodically Motivated Syntactic Operations.
Ms. USC.
Any help would be appreciated!

********** Michael Voeltz ***********
*Institut fuer Anglistik und Amerikanistik*
*Philipps-Universitaet Marburg *
*Wilhelm-Roepke-Str. 6D *
*35032 Marburg *
*Germany *
*Tel.: 06421/285578 *
*Email: voeltzmailer.uni-marburg.de *
*******************************************
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Message 2: GERMAN-ENGLISH automatic translator

Date: Thu, 17 Nov 94 11:23:25 +0GERMAN-ENGLISH automatic translator
From: <santosigd.fhg.de>
Subject: GERMAN-ENGLISH automatic translator


Dear Fellows,

We are looking for an automatic translator of German-English. Something to
which a user can send texts in one of this languages and receive the
translation into the other language.
It can be a semi-automatic software
where the translation is not 'high-end', but with quality enough to save
some work to an office secretary.
Do someone know where to find (Shareware preferably) such a software?

Thanks,
A. Santos


==
ADELINO SANTOS - Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (FhG-IGD)
Dept. of Cooperative and Hypermedia Systems
Wilhelminenstr. 7 Tel: +49 6151 155239
64283 Darmstadt Fax: +49 6151 155299
Germany Mail: santosigd.fhg.de
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Message 3: Prototypical VSO lg?

Date: Thu, 17 Nov 94 23:51:27 JSPrototypical VSO lg?
From: Kazuto MATSUMURA <kmatsumtansei.cc.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
Subject: Prototypical VSO lg?


I need good examples of "consistent" VSO language for the typology
chapter in an introductory textbook of linguistics. Can anyone on the
list name such a language and, if possible, provide me with concrete
word order data? By "consitent VSO language" I mean one which
exhibit all the following features:

1) The predicate verb generally occurs sentence-initially:
 e.g. Kills Mary bear.
 Went John to school.
2) The attributive adjective follows the head noun:
 e.g. girl beautiful
 child small
3) The numeral follows the head noun:
 e.g. child(ren) three
 girl(s) ten
4) The genitive attribute follows the head noun:
 e.g. car John's
 house father's
5) The language is prepositional.
 e.g. in house
 on table

Or am I perhaps mistaken in assuming that a "prototypical" VSO language
should show all of the above mentioned features?

Thank you in advance for enlightening me.

 Kazuto MATSUMURA
 kmatsumtansei.cc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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 ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
 Nishigahara 4-51-21, Kita-ku, TOKYO 114 JAPAN
 tel: +81-3-5974-3801 fax: +81-3-5974-3838
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Message 4: Franz Boas

Date: Sat, 19 Nov 94 17:57:57 CSFranz Boas
From: lg1a <g8380202simon.pu.edu.tw>
Subject: Franz Boas

Dear fellow linguists.
I am a graduate student in Taichung, Taiwan. Recently, I am
interested in Boas' life, personality, and work. It is not easy to find the
materials about him here. Could anyone of you give me some suggestions,
(maybe) materials.
 Thank you so much for your good advices.

Rose Huang
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Message 5: Bloomfield

Date: Sat, 19 Nov 94 20:16:05 CSBloomfield
From: lg1a <g8380206simon.pu.edu.tw>
Subject: Bloomfield


Dear fellow linguists,
I am a student at a graduate institute in Taichung, Taiwan. I specially
interested in Austronisian languages. Presently, I am doing my research on the
Yami language in the Orchid Island. However, I develope a great interest in
the life and work of Leonard Bloomfield, too. And I would like to learn from
his example in my own study and research. I had seen that it is not easy to
find materials about Bloomfield's personality, contributions, background, and
works. Does anyone of you have an idea how I should proceed or can you give
me some materials relating to him?
Thank you so much.

Amy Wang
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