LINGUIST List 5.693

Wed 15 Jun 1994

Qs: Small caps, Latin vowels, Tibetan/Nepali/Newari, Dynavox

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  1. Narahiko Inoue, query: small caps in literary texts
  2. Deborah Milam Berkley, query: Latin vowel quantity
  3. Beth Lee Simon, Query: passive, or lack of, in Tibetan, Nepali, Newari
  4. , Dynavox

Message 1: query: small caps in literary texts

Date: Wed, 15 Jun 1994 19:10:46 query: small caps in literary texts
From: Narahiko Inoue <inouenfukuoka-edu.ac.jp>
Subject: query: small caps in literary texts

Dear Linguists:

Is there a general rule in the use of small caps in literary texts
such as poems and novels? If it's for emphasis, what's the difference
from italics? These questions were prompted by one of the students
here who was reading Coleridge's "The Rime of The Ancient Mariner" and
found the words like "Albatross" and "Life-in-Death" in small caps. I
would appreciate both the explanation of this particular problem and
any lead to information about typographical devices in literary or
other texts.

Thank you in advance.

Narahiko Inoue

Associate Professor 729 Akama, Munakata, 811-41 JAPAN
Department of Foreign Languages Phone: +81-940-35-1320 (office)
Fukuoka University of Education +81-940-32-8319 (home)

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Message 2: query: Latin vowel quantity

Date: Tue, 14 Jun 1994 09:08:01 query: Latin vowel quantity
From: Deborah Milam Berkley <d-m-berkleynwu.edu>
Subject: query: Latin vowel quantity


I'm trying to find out if vowel quantity in classical Latin was lexically
contrastive, or predictable in some way. Can anyone tell me and/or give me
references on this?

Thanks very much.

Deborah Milam Berkley
Northwestern

d-m-berkleynwu.edu
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Message 3: Query: passive, or lack of, in Tibetan, Nepali, Newari

Date: Wed, 15 Jun 94 10:24 CDT
From: Beth Lee Simon <BLSIMONmacc.wisc.edu>
Subject: Query: passive, or lack of, in Tibetan, Nepali, Newari

I am interested in hearing from anyone with references for the
passive, or lack of, in Tibetan, Nepali, or Newari.

Thanks,
Beth Simon
blsimonmacc.wisc.edu

I'll post a summary or bib list if there is interest.
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Message 4: Dynavox

Date: Wed, 15 Jun 1994 12:10:38 Dynavox
From: <gb661csc.albany.edu>
Subject: Dynavox

I have a colleague (not currently on e-mail) who has a 30-month old
daughter with cerebral palsy which severely limits her ability to
speak (English) or sign (ASL). Her comprehension of both, however,
seems to be excellent, and she is cognitively unimpaired.

Her parents are now using an augmentative communication device called
Dynavox, which operates via a touch screen to produce language. They
would be interested in communicating with anyone who has experience
with Dynavox or other augmentative communication devices, especially
with preliterate toddlers.

Please contact me and I will pass any information on to her.

Thanks,
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