LINGUIST List 5.804

Wed 13 Jul 1994

Qs: On, Blind children, Personality descriptions, Deconstruction

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  1. Pascale, bibliography
  2. Brita Warvik, Linguistic Development in Blind Children
  3. "Rianne Doeleman", Factors in personality trait descriptions
  4. Robert D Hoberman, Query: Deconstruction

Message 1: bibliography

Date: Tue, 12 Jul 1994 10:40:26 bibliography
From: Pascale <pascaletovna.co.il>
Subject: bibliography


I'm sending this message for a student of Tel Aviv University who is writing
a M.A dissertation on the French personal pronoun "ON".
She is interesting in all kind of articles, or books, about ON, in a more
specifically semantico-pragmatical orientation.
Thank you in advance, on her name, for all the information you could provide.

Pascale Amozig
pascaletovna.co.il
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Message 2: Linguistic Development in Blind Children

Date: Wed, 13 Jul 1994 01:45:46 Linguistic Development in Blind Children
From: Brita Warvik <warvikutu.fi>
Subject: Linguistic Development in Blind Children

Dear Linguists,

Mr Iman Al-Rashed, who is a student at the University of Basrah, Iraq,
sent us a query for references about his thesis topic "Some Problems of
Linguistic Development in Blind Children". He needs references and/or
copies of relevant publications, especially recent ones.

Please send your answers to
 Iman Ali Ahmad Al-Rashed
 Department of English
 College of Arts
 University of Basrah
 Basrah 42005
 IRAQ
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Message 3: Factors in personality trait descriptions

Date: 17 Jun 94 11:38:23 MET
From: "Rianne Doeleman" <Rianne.Doelemankub.nl>
Subject: Factors in personality trait descriptions

"Factors in personality trait descriptions"

I am looking for literature on factor analysis of personality trait
descriptions, especially on the differences and similarities between
the "Big Five" and "Osgood's three" factors found in social
psychologic studies .
In studies on the structure of personality trait descriptions factor
analysis (almost) always comes up with the "Big Five", i.e., five
factors called: I surgency (also called extraversion); II
agreeableness; III conscientiousness; IV emotional stability; and V
culture (or intellect) (c.f. Norman 1963, Peabody & Goldberg 1989).
On the other hand in sociolinguistic studies authors (almost) always
refer to the three factors in personality traits found by Osgood: I
evaluation; II activity; and III potency (Osgood, Succi & Tannenbaum
1957). Besides, factor analysis in studies on language attitudes
suggests two or three relevant factors: I status (or competence) and
II solidarity (or benevolence); or in the case of three relevant
factors: I status; II social attractiveness; and III personal
integrity. Until now I have not been able to find anything on the
relationship between these two lines of research. Any personal ideas
or suggestions on the matter would also be much appreciated. If
something good comes up I will post a summary. Thanks in advance,

 Rianne Doeleman

 Research group on Language and Minorities
 Tilburg University
 P.O. box 90153
 5000 LE Tilburg
 The Netherlands
 telephone: +3113-663123
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Message 4: Query: Deconstruction

Date: Wed, 13 Jul 1994 12:09:36 Query: Deconstruction
From: Robert D Hoberman <RHOBERMANccmail.sunysb.edu>
Subject: Query: Deconstruction


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

 Robert Hoberman
 Dept. of Comparative Studies
 516-632-7462, -7460
 13-Jul-1994 12:05pm EDT

Paul Deane's comment yesterday about humanities theorists' "deconstructionist
views based ultimately on rather flawed theories of language" made me wonder:
has anyone written a critique of deconstruction or other "postmodern theory"
from a linguistics standpoint?

Bob Hoberman
rhobermanccmail.sunysb.edu
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