LINGUIST List 6.1299

Fri Sep 22 1995

Qs: Latin, Universal gr, Phonology, -s omission, SABE

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  1. PLATT MICHEL, Latin Q
  2. Pamela M. Seymour, Universal Grammar
  3. Margaret A Jerger, Cataloging phonological processing assessment tasks for children
  4. Alex Housen, -s omission; Standard American Black English

Message 1: Latin Q

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 03:57:30 Latin Q
From: PLATT MICHEL <m200754er.uqam.ca>
Subject: Latin Q

Dear Linguists:

I need the "proper" Latin translation of "While I breathe, I hope"

Is it:

Me, spirante, spero

or

Dum, spiro, spero

Would appreciate any reasons why one or the other is correct (or incorrect).

Thank you. Please respond to: mmetfordaol.com

Will post summary if interesting. M
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Message 2: Universal Grammar

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 14:29:54 Universal Grammar
From: Pamela M. Seymour <pamela_sruls41.fsw.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Universal Grammar

Hi,

Is there anyone out there who can tell me where I can ftp
the Universal Grammar, or at least parts of it?

If the UG is not available by ftp or www, articles in the
literature containing (parts of) the UG are welcome as well.

I promise I'll make a summary of the responses I get.

Greetings,

Pam.
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Message 3: Cataloging phonological processing assessment tasks for children

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 12:35:38 Cataloging phonological processing assessment tasks for children
From: Margaret A Jerger <mjergerosf1.gmu.edu>
Subject: Cataloging phonological processing assessment tasks for children

I am attempting to catalog the myriad of task that are or have been
employed to assess a child's knowlege of the speech signal (phonological
processing skills). For example, Liberman's syllable/phoneme counting
task; Rosner's deletion task, and; Bryant's rhyme oddity task. I am not
interested, at this time, in tasks that include grapheme representation
(e.g, invented spelling).

If you can help, please briefly describe the task by using the
brief directions (paraphrasing is fine)
given the child (e.g., Tap every time you hear a syllable (Liberman, 1974).
Please also include the reference. Many of these tasks have been used by
following studies or tests. I would welcome a reference to those as well.

Thanks in advance.

Margaret (Peg) Jerger
mjergergmu.edu
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Message 4: -s omission; Standard American Black English

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 19:23:42 -s omission; Standard American Black English
From: Alex Housen <ahousenvnet3.vub.ac.be>
Subject: -s omission; Standard American Black English

Dear Linguists,

I have two queries this time:

1) I would like to know in which native varieties of English (including
'old' and 'new' Englishes, as well as any regional, social and situational
varieties/registers thereof) the standard 3rd person singular
agreement/present tense marker -s is (more or less) regularly omitted.

2) Could anyone point me to a comprehensive and *recent* description of the
linguistic features of Standard American Black English (for want of a
better term).

Summaries will be posted.

Thanks very much in advance.


Alex Housen


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University of Brussels (VUB) Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel:+32-2-6292664; Fax:+32-2-6292480; email:ahousenvnet3.vub.ac.be
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