LINGUIST List 5.960

Mon 05 Sep 1994

Disc: Altaic: Proposed Network

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  1. "Reinhard, Altaic

Message 1: Altaic

Date: Mon, 5 Sep 1994 17:41:12 -Altaic
From: "Reinhard <>
Subject: Altaic

There has been talk of a "turning tide" and a "reemergence of interest"
in the course of our discussion about the Altaic Hypothesis. Now that the
public part of our discussion seems to be dying down, it might be a good
time to try and gauge the extent and depth of interest in Altaic
linguistics "out there," starting with people who have access to e-mail.
I am proposing a networking attempt with the ultimate aim of linking as
many people interested in Altaic linguistics as possible. This may
eventually result in a number of specialist discussion groups as well as
in a general group, formal or informal, public or private.

To get the ball rolling, I am willing to compile a general list of
interested persons. I will distribute the list (with periodical updates)
only to those who wish to be listed themselves. To assure the highest
possible level of anonymity and discretion, I will only enter people's
names, e-mail addresses, interests and language specializations. If you
wish to be a part of the network, please "fill out" the following and
return it to by September 30, 1994 (at which time I
hope to finalize and send out the first version of the list). Any
suggestions are welcome.
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