LINGUIST List 6.116

Fri 27 Jan 1995

Qs: Concordance apps, Tech writing, Nonrelatedness, CHum

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  1. Guenter Plum, Concordance apps for macintosh
  2. , Scientific and Technical Writing
  3. , Query: Demonstrating Nonrelatedness of Languages
  4. Alan Bailin, Referees for _Computers and the Humanities_ (CHum)

Message 1: Concordance apps for macintosh

Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 14:25:27 Concordance apps for macintosh
From: Guenter Plum <gplumextro.ucc.su.OZ.AU>
Subject: Concordance apps for macintosh

I am interested in finding out what's available by way of concordance programs
running on the Macintosh. I have two older apps, Free Text v1.02 and one simply
called Concordance v1.70 beta. The latter crashes on my LC630, the former was
not adequate to the task invisioned, and unfortunately my mailing address to
its developer, Mark Zimmermann, is bounced back, not being able to find its
host. Could anyone help here?

Guenter Plum
Department of Linguistics
School of English, Linguistics and Media
Macquarie University
North Ryde NSW 2109
AUSTRALIA

Ph: 61-2-850 8740
Fax: 61-2-850 8240
Email: gplumextro.ucc.su.oz.au
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Message 2: Scientific and Technical Writing

Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 18:27:34 Scientific and Technical Writing
From: <fmhsuccms.ntu.edu.tw>
Subject: Scientific and Technical Writing

Dear all,
 We are working on a project for improving the Chinese writing ability of
undergraduates and graduates on the subjects of science and technology. To help
them in preparing their theses, dissertations, journal publications, reports,
and term papers, we plan to edit a brochure for their guidance. This brochure
will include the suggestions of the topical choice, organization, form,
structure, expression, etc. of their writing subjects. In particular, we will
try to point out the common mistakes in phrases and sentences which make the
scientific or technological articles illogical, unclear, obscure, vague,
uncertain, ambiguous, or incompact. We would appreciate for any advice,
suggestions, comments and questions on this issue. Please send messages at
ccycc.ee.ntu.edu.tw and fmhsuccms.ntu.edu.tw. Thanks.

 C. C. Yang, Professor Fang-min Hsu, Associate Professorjorh
 Department of Electrical Engineering Department of Chinese Literature
 National Taiwan University National Taiwan University
 Taipei
 (phone)886-2-3635251 ext. 445
 (fax) 886-2-3638247
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Message 3: Query: Demonstrating Nonrelatedness of Languages

Date: Thu, 26 Jan 95 13:04:08 ESQuery: Demonstrating Nonrelatedness of Languages
From: <amrares.cs.wayne.edu>
Subject: Query: Demonstrating Nonrelatedness of Languages

I am collecting references to works which seek to show lack
of relationship between/among two or more languages in various
ways. I am particularly interested in arguments of the explicit
form: X is true of all languages known to be related, X is not
true of a particular set of languages S, therefore S is not
a family of languages. There are numerous examples of such
arguments that claim, for example--and quite incorrectly--that
all related languages have cognate numerals 2-5, that some
set of languages hypothesized to be related do not have such
cognate numerals, hence they are (supposedly) unrelated. I would
appreciate any references to discussions of this topic that anybody
can come up with. I will post a summary.

Alexis MR
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Message 4: Referees for _Computers and the Humanities_ (CHum)

Date: Thu, 26 Jan 95 11:44:25 EDReferees for _Computers and the Humanities_ (CHum)
From: Alan Bailin <abailinuwovax.uwo.ca>
Subject: Referees for _Computers and the Humanities_ (CHum)

We would very much appreciate it if you would include the following message
in the LINGUIST.

From-Alan Bailin, Associate Editor, Computers and the Humanities
Subject-Referees for Computers and the Humanities

The journal Computers and the Humanities (CHum) is looking for
scholars interested in evaluating articles discussing computer
applications of morphological theory. Interested parties should
email a short note and a curriculum vitae to me at
(abailinuwo.ca).

Established in 1966, Computers and the Humanities publishes
articles on computer-related research and applications in the
humanities and humanistically-oriented social sciences, including
linguistics, and language and literary studies. All articles
appearing in the journal are peer reviewed and frequently subject
to substantial revision prior to publication.

Alan Bailin (abailinuwo.ca)
The University of Western Ontario
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