LINGUIST List 5.852

Fri 29 Jul 1994

Qs: Electronic dictionary, Elamo-Dravidian hypothesis, Discourse

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  1. Anu Garg, Looking for an electronic dictionary
  2. Tuite Kevin J., Elamo-Dravidian hypothesis
  3. Carolyn Penstein Rose, Query: References on Discourse Structure

Message 1: Looking for an electronic dictionary

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 1994 09:23:39 Looking for an electronic dictionary
From: Anu Garg <anuviper.ELP.CWRU.Edu>
Subject: Looking for an electronic dictionary

Hi,

I run a mailing list called A.Word.A.Day which sends out a vocabulary
word each day. Sort of WordTrek -- where we explore Strange New Words.
(You can get more details by sending a blank message to
 wordsmithviper.cwru.edu)

The dictionary that is used by the wordserver in A.Word.A.Day at present,
is an old one and contains etymologies for only a very small number of
words. I'm looking for a better dictionary to replace it. If you know some
publisher or you know someone who does (what was that about six degrees
of separation (-:), I'd like to hear from you. Specifically, this is
what I'm looking for: a dictionary in electronic form which a publisher
should be willing to make available in return for some credit in the
form of a citation line in the postings, FAQs etc.

Anu
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Message 2: Elamo-Dravidian hypothesis

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 1994 10:47:59 Elamo-Dravidian hypothesis
From: Tuite Kevin J. <tuitekjere.umontreal.ca>
Subject: Elamo-Dravidian hypothesis

Dear Internet linguists,
Could any of you comment on -- or give recent
bibliographic references concerning -- the
hypothesis that the extinct West Asian language
Elamite is geneticly related to the Dravidian
family? I have already read three articles by
David McAlpin (including the 1981 monograph in
the Transactions of the American Philosophical
Society), and a short piece by I. M. Diakonoff
on Elamite (in the series Jazyki Azii i Afriki),
but that's as far as my acquaintance with the
issue goes.
Thanks in advance,
Kevin Tuite TUITEKJERE.UMONTREAL.CA
Dept. d'anthropologie 514-343-6514 (bureau/office)
Universite de Montreal 514-343-2494 (telecopieur/fax)
C.P. 6128, succ. centre-ville
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7

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Message 3: Query: References on Discourse Structure

Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 9:53:13 EDTQuery: References on Discourse Structure
From: Carolyn Penstein Rose <cproseLCL.CMU.EDU>
Subject: Query: References on Discourse Structure

 I am a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University working on
a qualifying paper on discourse structure of negotiation dialogues.
I am looking for references to work challenging the
strict embedding assumption behind Grosz and Sidner's theory
of discourse structure especially with respect to dialogue structure,
or any work regarding multiple headed negotiations (i.e. when more than
one suggestion is presented in a single turn).

Please send responses to:

Carolyn Penstein Rose'

cproselcl.cmu.edu
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