LINGUIST List 5.67

Thu 20 Jan 1994

Qs: Transforamtions, Text, Halitosis, Mongolian

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  1. a mcelligott, Semantic Difference or not
  2. "Robert D. Rachlin", TESL to students illiterate in first language
  3. Joseph Pentheroudakis, coining of 'halitosis': legend or truth?
  4. , Mongolian singing/whistling (?)

Message 1: Semantic Difference or not

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 1994 14:11:16 Semantic Difference or not
From: a mcelligott <mcelligottaul.ie>
Subject: Semantic Difference or not


Taking the English sentence

 John sprayed paint on the wall.

which is transformed into

 The wall was sprayed with paint by John.

Do you think that there exists a semantic difference in these two
sentences? Or does this imply that transformations do not change
the meaning of sentences.

Thanking you,
AMcE.
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 Annette McElligott, CSIS Dept., University of Limerick, Ireland.
 Tel: +353 61 333644 ext. 5024; Fax: +353 61 330876
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Message 2: TESL to students illiterate in first language

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 1994 12:45:49 TESL to students illiterate in first language
From: "Robert D. Rachlin" <rachlinpanix.com>
Subject: TESL to students illiterate in first language


Does anyone have references to texts or articles dealing with the special
problems that accompany teaching English (or for that matter any
language) as a second language to students who are illiterate in their
first language?

Many thanks.

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Message 3: coining of 'halitosis': legend or truth?

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 94 15:44:53 -0coining of 'halitosis': legend or truth?
From: Joseph Pentheroudakis <josephpmicrosoft.com>
Subject: coining of 'halitosis': legend or truth?

Does anyone know whether the word 'halitosis' was indeed coined by the
Listerine folks back in the 20s, as I seem to remember reading in an
essay about marketing and advertising some years ago, or is this the
linguistic equivalent of an urban legend (that perhaps only I am aware of)?

Joseph Pentheroudakis
Microsoft NLP

PS Yes, I do know the word is a neologism derived from Latin
'halitus', "breath".
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Message 4: Mongolian singing/whistling (?)

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 1994 20:51 MSTMongolian singing/whistling (?)
From: <CAROLGCC.UTAH.EDU>
Subject: Mongolian singing/whistling (?)


Did anyone hear the whole program on NPR this morning
(Jan 18) on what I think was something like Mongolian
singing/whistling at the same time? I only caught a
few minutes of it, and would like to know more -- is
there a tape of the program available to schools? Is
there any articulatory or auditory description of it?
Thanks -- I barely heard any of it but don't want it
to get away.

Carol Georgopoulos
carolgcc.utah.edu
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