LINGUIST List 5.611

Tue 24 May 1994

Qs: Language policy in S. Africa; Sleep recording

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  1. David Silva, Q: S Africa & Lang Policy
  2. "Dr. Michal Ephratt", advice sleep talk recording kit

Message 1: Q: S Africa & Lang Policy

Date: Tue, 24 May 94 13:21:34 CDQ: S Africa & Lang Policy
From: David Silva <davidutafll.uta.edu>
Subject: Q: S Africa & Lang Policy


In an attempt to make linguistics "relevant" for my undergrad audience, I'd
like to find out what's going on in terms of official language policies in
the "new" Republic of South Africa. Anecdotes are great but published ciations
(should they exist) are even better.

In addition, I've been told that language planning and policies were a
primary catalyst for the Soweto uprising. To what extent is this true?
Again, are there sources to which I might be directed for details?

Many thanks.

David Silva (davidutafll.uta.edu)
Univ of TX at Arlington
(Also known as "The University in Arlington")
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Message 2: advice sleep talk recording kit

Date: Tue, 24 May 94 09:35:30 ISadvice sleep talk recording kit
From: "Dr. Michal Ephratt" <RHLH702UVM.HAIFA.AC.IL>
Subject: advice sleep talk recording kit


Dear Neters,
I am asking for recommendations on a recording kit that is
suitable for UNATTENDED recording of SLEEP TALK.
Because of shortage of budget, trying to save costs, I have
spent many months trying to build one myself. The two
necessary features for such a kit are:
(A) being sensitive to low volume and low pitch speech from a
 non-directional source (the speaker might turn around
 during the session).
(b) yet, being either
 (1) voice activated or else
 (2) tape length capable of recording for 7 whole hours.
(c) If the voice activated option is picked then the kit should
 have a devise that tracts time intervals.
An optional feature is being selectively sensitive so that
only voice (opposed to any other noises) would activate the kit.

I can now get a reasonable amount of money to invest in such a kit,
it seems special purpose linguists or spying agencies (private
investigators) might have
helpful experience to advise me.
Please send any replies directly to me:
E-Mail:RHLH702HAIFAUVM
or in case brochures are involved:
 Dr. Michal Ephratt
 Dept. of Hebrew Linguistics
 University of Haifa
 Haifa 31 903
 ISRAEL.
Many thanks, Michal.
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