LINGUIST List 5.303

Thu 17 Mar 1994

Qs: Labials, Affricates, Metalinguistic awareness, Discourse

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  1. , labial weakening in Japanese
  2. Paul Kenneth Roser, Query: Lateral Affricates
  3. mark l. louden, Metalinguistic awareness
  4. Jan Svennevig, discourse list

Message 1: labial weakening in Japanese

Date: Fri, 11 Mar 1994 17:30:45 labial weakening in Japanese
From: <wclivax.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: labial weakening in Japanese

I wonder if anyone might be able to give me some references (preferrably in
English) on the phenomenon of "labial weakening" in Japanese, whereby

[p] > [0] > [h] (0 is the bilabial fricative)

which accounts for the origin of /h/ and it relation to the labial initials.
I've come across MacCawley's (1968) thesis, but for my purposes, I'd prefer
something that focuses more on data (historical reconstructions, dialect
 comparisons,
etc.) than theory. Thanks.

Wenchao Li
Lady Margaret Hall
Oxford University
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Message 2: Query: Lateral Affricates

Date: Mon, 14 Mar 1994 14:07:10 Query: Lateral Affricates
From: Paul Kenneth Roser <pkrosercsd4.csd.uwm.edu>
Subject: Query: Lateral Affricates

 I'm doing some research into sound systems of the world's languages,
and wondered if anyone out there knows of a language that has a phonemic
opposition between lateral affricates made at different points of
articulation. I'm aware that lateral approximants may contrast at several
places of articulation, and that some languages, such as Bura and Toda,
have lateral _fricatives_ at different places, but there don't seem to
be any languages that employ this distinction for lateral affricates.
I'd appreciate any information that anyone might have on languages that
_do_ make this distinction, and will summarize for the list if there is
sufficient interest. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Message 3: Metalinguistic awareness

Date: Wed, 16 Mar 1994 10:42:29 Metalinguistic awareness
From: mark l. louden <loudenbongo.cc.utexas.edu>
Subject: Metalinguistic awareness

Greetings to all--

I am trying to track down any and all discussion of an aspect of speakers'
metalinguistic awareness which I know has come up in the sociolinguistic
literature, and apparently in psycholinguistics, as well. What I am
looking for specifically are references to the fact that speakers' are
generally more 'aware' of pronunciation and vocabulary in their own and
others' speech, while generally 'unaware' of syntax (with perhaps the
exception of word order). An obvious consequence of this phenomenon would
be sociolinguistic stereotypes of the form, e.g., 'New Yorkers drop their
r's and say words like 'shlepp'' which typically refer to (perceived)
phonetic/phonological and lexical features, and not syntactic ones.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Mark L. Louden
loudenbongo.cc.utexas.edu
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Message 4: discourse list

Date: Thu, 17 Mar 1994 11:40:27 discourse list
From: Jan Svennevig <jan.svenneviginl.uio.no>
Subject: discourse list

I find the linguist list interesting and inspiring. However I miss postings
on discourse and conversation analysis. Is there perhaps a separate list
for discourse analysis? In that case I would be glad to have the
subscription adress.

Jan Svennevig
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