LINGUIST List 5.189

Sat 19 Feb 1994

Qs: Self-assessment; Word-meaning; Gueron; Nasals; Cowell

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  1. Hartmut Haberland, Self-assessment vs. other-assessment
  2. Laurie Bauer, Word meaning
  3. "George Fowler h(, Email address for Jacqueline Gueron?
  4. Alexis Manaster-Ramer, Re: 5.175 Sum-Nasals
  5. Robert D Hoberman, Mark Cowell

Message 1: Self-assessment vs. other-assessment

Date: Wed, 16 Feb 1994 02:15:13 Self-assessment vs. other-assessment
From: Hartmut Haberland <hartmutruc.dk>
Subject: Self-assessment vs. other-assessment

I need some references relevant to the problem that people's description of
their own language behavior may or may not be accurate, and may therefore
differ both from other people's description and 'objective' data. There are,
of course, observations like in Labov's Martha's Vineyard study where people
are aware that they speak a dialect different from the mainlander's, but
unable to tell what the difference is (or even have wrong ideas about the
actual difference). What I am mostly interested is statements of the type 'I
never use (language) L at work', 'I speak L1 better than L2', etc. There seem
to be some classical papers about this topic, but everybody I asked in person
failed to produce the precise references (rather than saying 'There was this
paper by Lambert back in the ...'ies ...').
Hartmut Haberland
University of Roskilde, Denmark
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Message 2: Word meaning

Date: Wed, 16 Feb 1994 16:38:20 Word meaning
From: Laurie Bauer <Laurie.Bauervuw.ac.nz>
Subject: Word meaning

Do any Australianists or Austonesianists recognise the word _Kahana_? I've
received a request from a member of the public to translate his yacht's
name, and all he knows is that it was first registered with that name in
Australia some 14 years ago. Thanks for any help.
Laurie

Laurie.BAUERvuw.ac.nz
Department of Linguistics, Victoria University, PO Box 600, Wellington, New
Zealand
Ph: +64 4 472 1000 x 8800 Fax: +64 4 471 2070
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Message 3: Email address for Jacqueline Gueron?

Date: Sun, 13 Feb 94 18:06:46 ESEmail address for Jacqueline Gueron?
From: "George Fowler h( <GFOWLERucs.indiana.edu>
Subject: Email address for Jacqueline Gueron?

Can any Linguist readers provide an up-to-date Email address for Jacqueline
Gueron? The Alf nameserver provides only one address, from which mail is
returned.
 Thanks.
 George Fowler
 Dept. of Slavic Languages
 Indiana University
 GFowlerIndiana.Edu
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Message 4: Re: 5.175 Sum-Nasals

Date: Thu, 17 Feb 94 09:40:57 -0Re: 5.175 Sum-Nasals
From: Alexis Manaster-Ramer <amrcs.wayne.edu>
Subject: Re: 5.175 Sum-Nasals

Re: labiodental nasals, I am wondering if anybody knows of
a language with a labiodental stop. I sometimes think that
some speakers of Dutch have that for othrographic 'w', but
I can't be sure.
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Message 5: Mark Cowell

Date: Wed, 16 Feb 1994 14:11:57 Mark Cowell
From: Robert D Hoberman <RHOBERMANccmail.sunysb.edu>
Subject: Mark Cowell


 State University of New York at Stony Brook
 Stony Brook, NY 11794-3355

 Robert Hoberman
 Dept. of Comparative Studies
 516-632-7462, -7460
 16-Feb-1994 02:01pm EDT

Mark W. Cowell is the author of _A Reference Grammar of Syrian Arabic_
(Georgetown University Press, 1964), which is in my opinion the best grammar of
any variety of Arabic and one of the best of any Semitic language. I haven't
been able to find any other publications by him nor any biographical
information. Can anybody tell me anything about Cowell?

Bob Hoberman
rhobermanccmail.sunysb.edu
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