LINGUIST List 6.1213

Wed Sep 6 1995

Qs: Pan-Scandinavian Dialects, A Small BOO-BOO, f's for s's,

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Directory

  1. Baden Hughes, Pan-Scandinavian dialects
  2. "paul c. craig", A SMALL BOO-BOO, NOTED BY AN EXPATRIATE CANUCK
  3. "Alfred F. Rosa", f's for s's
  4. Alexis Manaster Ramer, Query: Possible sound changes
  5. , Russian acquisition data

Message 1: Pan-Scandinavian dialects

Date: Wed, 06 Sep 1995 16:33:00 Pan-Scandinavian dialects
From: Baden Hughes <h9405049student.anu.edu.au>
Subject: Pan-Scandinavian dialects

I'm currently doing some research on Pan-Scandinavian (hereafter P-Sc)
languages, and their historical development since Ivar Aasen started
standardising Norwegian in the mid 19th century. I would be interested to
hear from anyone who has expertise in this area.

My main questions are :
1. How have individual dialects contributed to the now standardised
languages of Scandinavia ? 2. Can the current P-Sc languages be considered
*dialects* of a wider P-Sc grouping ? 3. If the answer to 2 is affirmative,
then can one be justified in conducting a dialect-oriented comparative
survey of the P-Sc languages ? Any ideas on methodology ?

I'd be very grateful of anyone's thoughts on these questions. Any replies
please direct to me personally :

Baden Hughes (B.Hughesstudent.anu.edu.au)

Thanks

Baden

BADEN HUGHES
ANU, Canberra, Australia
e-mail : B.HUGHESstudent.anu.edu.au
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Message 2: A SMALL BOO-BOO, NOTED BY AN EXPATRIATE CANUCK

Date: Wed, 06 Sep 1995 00:22:53 A SMALL BOO-BOO, NOTED BY AN EXPATRIATE CANUCK
From: "paul c. craig" <pcraigmagibox.net>
Subject: A SMALL BOO-BOO, NOTED BY AN EXPATRIATE CANUCK

1. So how come you guys list Carleton University under "United States"?
I wasn't aware the long-in-the-works American annexation had progressed
that far.

2. However, my compliments on having the most extensive and useful
linguistics page out there. I'm in the search for a PhD linguistics
program, and lists accessed through you have saved much legwork.

3. Actually your page makes Texas A&M's programs--highly recommended by
my favorite mentor Guy Bailey--all the more attractive.

4. Will you kindly send information on Texas A&M's PhD linguistics?

 Bradley Harris
 Department of English
 The University of Memphis
 Memphis, Tennessee 38152

5. Thanks!

 Bradley Harris
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Message 3: f's for s's

Date: Wed, 06 Sep 1995 08:18:06 f's for s's
From: "Alfred F. Rosa" <arosamoose.uvm.edu>
Subject: f's for s's


Can anyone explain why we have the letter f used for an s in 18th century
texts?

^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^
Professor Alfred Rosa ||
Department of English ||
P.O. Box 54030 ||
University of Vermont || "The limits of my language
Burlington, VT 05405-0114 || mean the limits of my
Telephone: 802-656-4139 || world."
Fax: 802-656-3055 ||
e-mail: arosamoose.uvm.edu || --Ludwig Wittgenstein
Prodigy: kgdx32a ||
AOL: Sassari ||
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Message 4: Query: Possible sound changes

Date: Wed, 06 Sep 1995 10:35:05 Query: Possible sound changes
From: Alexis Manaster Ramer <amrCS.Wayne.EDU>
Subject: Query: Possible sound changes

Does anybody know of a well-documented change of /j/, i.e.,
the first sound in _John_, into /y/, i.e., the first sound in
_yoke_? (I mean within the history of a language, not substitutions
by speakers of languages lacking /j/).

I will post a summary.
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Message 5: Russian acquisition data

Date: Wed, 06 Sep 1995 10:58:17 Russian acquisition data
From: <BLINDSEYSIUCVMB.SIU.EDU>
Subject: Russian acquisition data



My name is Brian Lindsey, and I am a graduate student in linguistics at
Southern Illinois University. I am currently working on a project to
study second language acquisition of Russian by American students. I
was wondering if anyone has any information on studies done on first or
second language acquisition of Russian. I am especially interested in the
acquisition of Case, but any studies on L1 or L2 acquisition would be
helpful. I will post a summary of the information I receive.

Thank you in advance.
Brian Lindsey
Department of Linguistics
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
E-mail: blindseysiucvmb.siu.edu
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