LINGUIST List 6.114

Thu 26 Jan 1995

FYI: Language files, Arboreal, Nostratic, Films on human lang

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  1. Language Files, Language Files (6th edition)
  2. , announcement: Arboreal for Windows
  3. Alex Eulenberg, Details on Nostratic
  4. "George Miller", Films on Human Language

Message 1: Language Files (6th edition)

Date: Tue, 24 Jan 95 00:23:26 ESLanguage Files (6th edition)
From: Language Files <>
Subject: Language Files (6th edition)

The Department of Linguistics at the Ohio State University has made
available the table of contents and sample pages of the sixth edition
of the _Language Files_, a textbook for introductory linguistics
written and edited by Ph.D. students in this department, and
published by the Ohio State University Press (in 1994).

For more information please visit our

 World Wide Web (WWW) Server


If you would like to receive a copy of the _Language Files_ for
review, or information about ordering procedures for your classes,
please contact:

Marla Bucy
Ohio State University Press Phone: 1-800-437-4439
180 Pressey Hall Fax: (614) 292 - 2065
1070 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1289 email:

PS: Anyone reading LINGUIST via the WWW page at Rochester may
 visit our site by simply clicking
 (A HREF="";) here</A>.
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Message 2: announcement: Arboreal for Windows

Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 01:36:20 announcement: Arboreal for Windows
From: <>
Subject: announcement: Arboreal for Windows

Cascadilla Press is happy to announce the release of ArborWin
(Arboreal for Windows), the tree-building font for Windows 3.1.
ArborWin is a TrueType font which works with any Windows
application and provides you with the pieces you need to create
syntactic trees quickly and easily. The price is $20.00 ($24.00
outside the US including air mail shipping). For more information
write to or call Cascadilla Press at
(617) 776-2370.

 --Michael Bernstein
 Cascadilla Press

There are two review copies available from Daniel Seely for list
members who would like to write a review for the list. Please
contact if you're interested in one of
the copies.
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Message 3: Details on Nostratic

Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 08:56:11 Details on Nostratic
From: Alex Eulenberg <>
Subject: Details on Nostratic

Jacob Caflisch writes:
) Dear colleagues. I also wish to request at least a review of the work
) *Opyt sravnenija nostraticheskix jazykov* of the late V. M. Illich-Svitych.
) Right now there are folks very much interested in the idea of *Nostratic
) Hypothesis*. I am one of those.

Since I think a lot of Linguist readers would be interested in learning
more of the evidence for the Nostratic hypothesis (as well as some other
long-range hypotheses) I point you all to the following three books
edited by Vitaly Shevoroshkin, proceedings of the (first) International
Interdisciplinary Symposium on Language and Prehistory, Ann Arbor, 8-12
November, 1988. The books were published by N. Brockmeyer, Bochum, and go
under the following titles:

1. Reconstructing languages and cultures (1989)
2. Explorations in language macrofamilies (1989)
3. Proto-Languages and Proto-Cultures (1990)

The first volume contains a biography of Illich-Svitych as well as full,
complete translations of some entries of his dictionary. Other volumes
present reconstructions for Austronesian, Sino-Caucasian, and even

 --Alex Eulenberg
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Message 4: Films on Human Language

Date: Thu, 26 Jan 95 09:42:05 ESFilms on Human Language
From: "George Miller" <geoclarity.Princeton.EDU>
Subject: Films on Human Language


 Gene Searchinger, the master filmmaker, has made three
excellent 55-minute films on language, and is successfully
distributing them to universities as a teaching aid. Now
they will appear on public television (PBS) in the U.S. on
February 10th, 17th, and 24th. But check local listings--
PBS stations may put them on any time they choose.

 Part One is entitled "Discovering the Human Language";
Part Two is "Acquiring the Human Language"; Part Three is
"The Human Language Evolves."

 Brochures describing the films have been mailed. If yours
has failed to arrive, you can request one by writing to:

 Ways of Knowing, Inc./Equinox Films
 200 West 72nd Street
 New York, NY 10023
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