LINGUIST List 5.805

Thu 14 Jul 1994

Qs: Celtic studies, Aspectual "be", Typeface paralang, Software

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  1. Maria Wolters, Re: Celtic Studies
  2. , Aspectual "be"
  3. Michael John Pickering, typeface as paralanguage
  4. Tom Cravens, Mapping software

Message 1: Re: Celtic Studies

Date: Wed, 13 Jul 94 17:52:14 +0Re: Celtic Studies
From: Maria Wolters <mwoasl1.ikp.uni-bonn.de>
Subject: Re: Celtic Studies


Dear list,

I am compiling a small index of Celtic studies around the world
for GAELIC-L and WELSH-L.
I am looking for information about:
* which classes are given
* by whom
* what are their main areas of research

Reply to: Maria Wolters
 mwoasl1.ikp.uni-bonn.de

Thank you a lot four your help.

Maria Wolters
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Message 2: Aspectual "be"

Date: Thu, 14 JUL 94 10:01:54 BSAspectual "be"
From: <JMILLSvax2.luton.ac.uk>
Subject: Aspectual "be"

I'm trying to discover which languages form a present continuous using
the equivalent of the English aspectual auxiliary "be". For example
in English we say:
 I am working
In Spanish aspectual "be" is translated by "estar" to give:
 Estoy trabajando
Not all languages have aspectual "be". For examples the Germans don't say:
 * Ich bin arbeiten

Please reply to me directly and I'll summarise to the list.

Jon Mills

jmillsuk.ac.luton.vax2 (Janet)
jmillsvax2.luton.ac.uk (Internet)
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Message 3: typeface as paralanguage

Date: Thu, 14 Jul 1994 15:35:30 typeface as paralanguage
From: Michael John Pickering <micpicutu.fi>
Subject: typeface as paralanguage

Does anyone know of any research on typefaces or any aspect of typography
in text, in any language written with the roman alphabet, where
consideration is given to the textual function of typography as
graphological paralanguage ? I would be grateful for any useful
information. - Michael Pickering.
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Message 4: Mapping software

Date: Wed, 13 Jul 94 17:24 CDT
From: Tom Cravens <CRAVENSmacc.wisc.edu>
Subject: Mapping software

I would be grateful if someone could recommend affordable, user-friendly
IBM platform software (Windows or not) capable of producing maps representing
dialect points and areas. The ideal package would come with extremely
detailed political and physical maps (my prime need is for Italian, which
includes Corsican), allow gradient-intensity fill for shading of areas,
provide grids, permit accurate free-hand drawing, and produce dots indexed
by population of towns, everything printable with a 600dpi HP. Any advice
or leads would be much appreciated.

Tom Cravens
Dept of French and Italian
University of Wisconsin-Madison
cravensmacc.wisc.edu
cravenswiscmacc.bitnet
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