LINGUIST List 5.1334

Mon 21 Nov 1994

Qs: Phoneme frequency, Zulu, Jargon, Ang phrase

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  1. Charles Scott, Phoneme frequency studies of English
  2. Margaret M Fleck, Zulu question
  3. Lambrecht Knut, Query: JARGON
  4. , Q: Ang Phrase

Message 1: Phoneme frequency studies of English

Date: Sat, 19 Nov 94 12:44 CDT
From: Charles Scott <CSCOTTmacc.wisc.edu>
Subject: Phoneme frequency studies of English

I'm asking for assistance on behalf of a visiting Fulbright scholar from Zaire
who doesn't have access to LINGUIST.

He's looking for studies of frequency of occurrence of English phonemes. I know
that Hood Roberts did a dissertation on some aspect of this issue at University
of Wisconsin in the late 1950s, so we have that. Any other suggestions that
anyone knows of will be appreciated. As well, quantitative studies of
functional load of phonemes would be interesting and pertinent. I'll be happy
to post a summary (when I learn how to do this) if enough responses warrant it.
Thanks for your help.

Charles Scott
Department of English
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
cscottmacc.wisc.edu
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Message 2: Zulu question

Date: Sat, 19 Nov 1994 13:48:49 Zulu question
From: Margaret M Fleck <mfleckcaesar.cs.uiowa.edu>
Subject: Zulu question


Can anyone on this list give me a translation of
the refrain from the Juluka song "Impi"?

Thanks,

Margaret Fleck (mfleckcs.uiowa.edu)
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Message 3: Query: JARGON

Date: Sun, 20 Nov 1994 11:47:03 Query: JARGON
From: Lambrecht Knut <lambrechspot.Colorado.EDU>
Subject: Query: JARGON

On behalf of a friend who is not a LINGUIST subscriber I would like to ask
if anyone has any references concerning JARGON, in particcular bureaucratic
or legal jargon and especially medical jargon as it affects doctor-patient
interaction. My friend is well aware of the chapter in Bolinger's "Language,
the loaded weapon."
I would appreciate any help. Please answer directly to me:

 lambrechspot.colorado.edu

I will post a summary on LINGUIST if I get enough information. Thank you
very much.

Knud Lambrecht
Dept of French & Italian
U. of Texas, Austin, TX 78712
 presently:
Dept. of Linguistics
University of Colorado
CB 295
Boulder, CO 80309
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Message 4: Q: Ang Phrase

Date: Mon, 21 Nov 94 08:38:10 ESQ: Ang Phrase
From: <amrares.cs.wayne.edu>
Subject: Q: Ang Phrase

I have recently heard (or seen in email messages) the term 'Ang Phrase'
used to denote the so-called topic (or subject, depending on your
theoretical loyalties) of a sentence in Tagalog. I am wondering if
anybody knows of any published references to this term (which is
a misnomer, since 'ang' occurs in at least one other position besides
the topic/subject and is probably to be analyzed as a determiner
rather than a case marker).

I will summarize the responses, so please write directly to me.
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