LINGUIST List 6.1251

Fri Sep 15 1995

Qs: Synt.tree terminology, Poolshark, Braille IPA, Baby-talk

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  1. Richard Hudson, mothers and daughters
  2. Mack Bud, Poolshark
  3. Jeff Deby, Braille IPA
  4. , baby-talk

Message 1: mothers and daughters

Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 19:54:26 mothers and daughters
From: Richard Hudson <r.hudsonlinguistics.ucl.ac.uk>
Subject: mothers and daughters

Another question about kinship terms, but this time about theoretical
syntax. Does anyone know why we talk about relations in a phrase-structure
tree in terms of mothers, daughters, etc?

a. Why not fathers, sons, etc? Or parents, children, etc?

b. Why these terms at all, given that syntactic `daughters' are *parts* of
their `mothers'? Is it just because of the family tree model?

c. If it is family trees that are behind the metaphor, why aren't we worried
by the fact that everyone has *two* parents?
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Message 2: Poolshark

Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 22:01:40 Poolshark
From: Mack Bud <katzuniserve.com>
Subject: Poolshark

I wondering where the word poolshark originated before Friday
any help will be greatly appreciated.
 Thanks,
 Mack Bud
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Message 3: Braille IPA

Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 11:01:54 Braille IPA
From: Jeff Deby <debyjgusun.acc.georgetown.edu>
Subject: Braille IPA


I seem to recall a question about a Braille version of IPA sometime in
the last year, and only now that it's become relevant for me do I wish I had
paid attention to the answer, if one was posted. If anyone is aware of
Braille versions of the IPA, I'd be grateful if (s)he would drop me a
line to let me know where I can find a copy of it.

Jeff Deby
Georgetown University
debyjgusun.georgetown.edu
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Message 4: baby-talk

Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 19:43:48 baby-talk
From: <nicojuIMAP2.ASU.EDU>
Subject: baby-talk


Dear linguists,

I need information about ALL which concerns baby-talk: prosody, discourse
analysis, grammar, psycholinguistics, pedagogy, etc... Thank you for
sending your references, I will send a summary to the list.

Julie Nicole
Departement of languages et literature
Arizona State University
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