LINGUIST List 6.1153

Thu Aug 24 1995

Qs: Globalization, Yago, Scots Gaelic, Pidgin English

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  1. Mayssa Abou-Youssef, Q: Globalization (the term)
  2. Maria Carlota A. P. Rosa, Yago
  3. Charles Randriamasimanana, Scots Gaelic
  4. Charles Randriamasimanana, Cameroon Pidgin English

Message 1: Q: Globalization (the term)

Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 13:55:35 Q: Globalization (the term)
From: Mayssa Abou-Youssef <JKRTEYAgrove.iup.edu>
Subject: Q: Globalization (the term)

[I send this request for a colleague.] The term "globalization"
in a business marketing sense refers to providing a single,
undifferentiated (by culture) product world wide: McDonalds
hamburgers are the same in Cairo, Illinois, and Cairo, Egypt.
One could of course speak of a globalization of culture as well
as of products, and that's usually somewhat a synonym for
Westernization, which has positive or negative connotations,
depending on who or where you are, of course. I'm interested
(for a paper on globalization) in knowing whether this term
exists in these senses in other languages -- and what the
connotations are within those languages. Please send replies
directly to me, Malcolm Hayward, mhaywardgrove.iup.edu, and
I will post a summary later. Thanks. Malcolm Hayward
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Message 2: Yago

Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 23:33:08 Yago
From: Maria Carlota A. P. Rosa <carlotavms1.nce.ufrj.br>
Subject: Yago

When listing the eyymologies proposed to the term PIDGIN, Muhlhausler
(1986: 1) cites YAGO as a "South American Indian language spoken in
an area colonized by Britain".
Does anybody know more precise information about Yago?
Thank you for any help.
Carlota
CARLOTAvms1.nce.ufrj.br <Maria Carlota A. P. Rosa>
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Message 3: Scots Gaelic

Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 03:01:55 Scots Gaelic
From: Charles Randriamasimanana <C.H.Randmassey.ac.nz>
Subject: Scots Gaelic

A person who is not on the Internet has asked me to send the following
request: "I would like to receive information regarding Scots Gaelic,
specifically anything related to the social and psychological aspects of
the recent history of the language. Any references to texts and/or
grammatical analyses of this language would be appreciated. Likewise, any
references to language maintenance efforts as well as anything on current
language attitudes."
Please send reply to me and I will relay it to the interested party.
With all my thanks.
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Message 4: Cameroon Pidgin English

Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 03:08:31 Cameroon Pidgin English
From: Charles Randriamasimanana <C.H.Randmassey.ac.nz>
Subject: Cameroon Pidgin English

I have a request here from somebody who is not on the Internet. She would
like to obtain information on the socio-historical development of
Cameroonian Pidgin English. Any sources of references both in bookform and
electronically would be much appreciated. In particular, anything
pertaining to current developments of this language would be most welcome.
Thank you very much in advance.
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