LINGUIST List 6.1063

Thu Aug 10 1995

Qs: Tone, Syllabus, Holding/hand

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  2. Sandi Michele de Oliveira, Qs: Syllabus for English Linguistics
  3. Chen Xiang, Holding/Managing/Hand

Message 1: Q:influence of tone on writing

Date: Tue, 08 Aug 1995 14:35:40 Q:influence of tone on writing
From: <mcconvell_puncl04.ntu.edu.au>
Subject: Q:influence of tone on writing

A Ph.D student here, Thien Do, is looking at the historical
context of writings in southern Vietnam under the impact of
French presence and modernity at the turn of this
century. He wishes to consider how assertion of local identity
was linguistically possible.

As part of the above attempt, he would be grateful for advice
on any references or bibliography of studies in the
Asia-Pacific region, if not, anywhere, on the following:

Approaches or methodological considerations in determining the
influence of tone in particular, or speech and singing in
general, on writings (e.g. how pitch contour properties of
local varieties and genres have been represented in writing
systems which generally reflect a different dialect and
tradition).
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Message 2: Qs: Syllabus for English Linguistics

Date: Tue, 08 Aug 1995 08:57:53 Qs: Syllabus for English Linguistics
From: Sandi Michele de Oliveira <sandiuevora.pt>
Subject: Qs: Syllabus for English Linguistics


I will be teaching a year-long course entitled ENGLISH LINGUISTICS this
next year. Most linguistics texts take an international approach--does
anyone know of a text which focuses almost exclusively on the English
language?
Thanks in advance.
Sandi M. de Oliveira
U. of Evora - Portugal
sandievunix.uevora.pt
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Message 3: Holding/Managing/Hand

Date: Wed, 09 Aug 1995 21:21:35 Holding/Managing/Hand
From: Chen Xiang <ncxosuunx.ucc.okstate.edu>
Subject: Holding/Managing/Hand


I am looking at semantic extensions of "hand" and "hold"
to include controlling or managing or influencing.
I need as many cross-linguistic examples (with sources) as possible of
words for "hold"/"grasp" or "hand" which have been extended (with
appropriate morphology if appropriate) to mean "manage", "control",
"influence" or "deal with".
For example, English has hand, handle (noun and verb), German has Hand,
Handel, Handlung, handhaben, etc.
If you can give me any examples from your various synchronic and
diachronic territories, I'd be very grateful.

Paul Woods

English Department
205 Morrill Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater OK 74078
USA

Tel: 1 405 744 9474
Fax: 1 405 744 6326
Email: ncxrs.ucc.okstate.edu
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