LINGUIST List 6.1219

Thu Sep 7 1995

Qs: Default Genders, AmE dictionary, Sanskrit sign, Armenian

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  1. "Dorine S. Houston", Q: Default Genders Across languages
  2. Stefan Frisch, American English dictionary
  3. , help
  4. "tim habick", Armenian Speaker Wanted

Message 1: Q: Default Genders Across languages

Date: Mon, 04 Sep 1995 23:05:26 Q: Default Genders Across languages
From: "Dorine S. Houston" <V2188GVM.TEMPLE.EDU>
Subject: Q: Default Genders Across languages

Today I was talking about the masculine "he" default used in English, the masc
default also used in Spanish, with a group of spanish teachrs, the questons was
raised as to whether other languages around the world resort to the masculine
as default gender in cases of ambiguity. It was pointed out that many language
families either have a far more complex noun class system, or else do not use
the masc/fem system. How do these language set a default gender for ambiguous
subjects?
Thanks for your input.

 DORINE HOUSTON TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PHILADELPHIA, PA
 V2188GTEMPLE VM OR V2188GVM.TEMPLE.EDU
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Message 2: American English dictionary

Date: Thu, 07 Sep 1995 09:57:04 American English dictionary
From: Stefan Frisch <frischbabel.ling.nwu.edu>
Subject: American English dictionary


I am looking for a computer usable dictionary of American
English suitable for a phonotactic study. Something similar
to Mitton's computer usable version of the Oxford Advanced
Learner's Dictionary would be ideal. I minimally need the
orthographic form and a transcription with stress indicated.

I'd like information on free and commercial products, as
long as the dictionary is in a form that can be manipulated
by ordinary programs.

Please email me directly, and I will post a summary to the
list.

Thanks in advance,

Stefan Frisch
Dept. of Linguistics
Northwestern University
s-frischnwu.edu
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Message 3: help

Date: Mon, 04 Sep 1995 14:32:59 help
From: <XEJOHNSONCCVAX.FULLERTON.EDU>
Subject: help

Need help for High School project. Need to find sanskrit symbol for "om" i.e.
 the chant buddist make during meditation. Can anyone help? Send response
 directly to XEJOHNSONccvax.fullerton.edu. Thanks!
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Message 4: Armenian Speaker Wanted

Date: Thu, 07 Sep 1995 11:40:43 Armenian Speaker Wanted
From: "tim habick" <thabickets.org>
Subject: Armenian Speaker Wanted


Educational Testing Service is looking for a native speaker of Armenian who
would be willing to work on a (very) small short-term project. An honorarium
of $150 is provided for this work, which can be completed in less than one
day. We would prefer someone who either has an advanced degree, preferably
but not necessarily in linguistics, or is working on one. A person living in
New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, or environs would be our first
choice. There is some possibility that the work can be done by mail.

Please respond by email or call me at (609) 734-1876. Thank you.
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