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Thu 13 Jan 1995

Qs: Multimodal reference, Speech differences, Fonts, Sociology

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  2. Monique Biemans, query: within-sex speech differences
  3. , FONT CONVERTOR SFP TO BDF FORMAT
  4. Steven Schaufele, Q: Bibliographic search for sociology of language

Message 1: multimodal discourse referents

Date: Mon, 2 Jan 95 11:26:59 +01multimodal discourse referents
From: <jussisics.se>
Subject: multimodal discourse referents

Dear linguists,

Does anyone know of work -- studies, analyses -- in multimodal reference:
i. e. how words and picture interact and refer to each other in texts?

J

Jussi Karlgren Jussi.Karlgrensics.se
Sw Inst of Comp Sc (SICS) Spr}kteknologi / Natural Language Processing
Box 1263, 164 28 Kista ph +46 8 752 15 00, fax +46 8 751 72 30
Stockholm, Sweden http://sics.se/~jussi/jussi-karlgren.html
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Message 2: query: within-sex speech differences

Date: Tue, 03 Jan 95 11:43:12 MEquery: within-sex speech differences
From: Monique Biemans <U249061%HNYKUN11.bitnetHEARN.nic.SURFnet.nl>
Subject: query: within-sex speech differences


For my Ph.d.-project on sociocultural determinants of male and
female speech I am looking for research on voice, speech, and
language differences between persons of the same sex, within
and between cultures. So far I only have a few references. Two
examples of the kind of research I am looking for are:

Drass, K. (1986). The effect of gender identity on conversation.
Social Psychology Quarterly, 49, 294-301.
In same-sex dyads the person with the more masculine gender identity
interrupted his/her conversation partner more than the person with the
more feminine gender identity.

Kahn, M. (1975). Arabic emphatics: the evidence for cultural
determinants of phonetic sex-typing. Phonetica, 31, 38-50.
The vowels of Arabic women have higher formant values than the
vowels of American women. The formant values of the vowels of Arabic
men are approximately the same as those of American men, so a
physical explanation for the difference seems not valid. The author
points to the possiblity of cultural variation.

A few other references I allready know of:

Gaudio, Rudolf P. (1994). Sounding gay: pitch properties in the
speech of gay and straight men. American Speech, 69, 30-57.

Bezooijen, R. van (1993). Fundamental frequency of Dutch women: an
evaluative study. Proceedings of the Third European Conference on
Speech Communication and Technology (Berlin), 2041-2044.

Loveday, L. (1981). Pitch, politeness and sexual role. Language and
Speech, 24, 71-89.

I would greatly appreciate any references on this topic. Please send
your reaction directly to me. If there is sufficient response, I will
post a summary.

Monique Biemans
e-mail: U249061VM.UCI.KUN.NL
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Message 3: FONT CONVERTOR SFP TO BDF FORMAT

Date: Tue Jan 3 14:29:19 1995 (FONT CONVERTOR SFP TO BDF FORMAT
From: <doctorparcom.ernet.in>
Subject: FONT CONVERTOR SFP TO BDF FORMAT

Wanted : A converter to convert HP sfp format fonts to X-windows bdf format.
 Any PC / Mac based utility to generate bdf font files from Postscript
 Type1 fonts will also do. Thanx.
Pls. Address to : pranabparcom.ernet.in
In case there is a response to the request, I'll post a summary.
Thanks
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Message 4: Q: Bibliographic search for sociology of language

Date: Tue, 3 Jan 1995 10:31:15 -Q: Bibliographic search for sociology of language
From: Steven Schaufele <fcoswsfirefly.prairienet.org>
Subject: Q: Bibliographic search for sociology of language


I'm going to be teaching a course this spring on the sociology of
language, and i'm looking for some suggestions for extra background
reading materials, especially general discussions of the following
issues:
 bi-/multilingualism
 language planning, language policy
 language and gender, language and power
 the sociological ramifications of various writing systems

Any bibliographic suggestions gratefully received; i'll summarize for the
list.

Best,
Steven

Dr. Steven Schaufele
712 West Washington
Urbana, IL 61801
217-344-8240
fcoswsprairienet.org

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