LINGUIST List 6.1718

Thu Dec 7 1995

Qs: L2 Eng corpora, Closed syllables, Root words in Africa

Editor for this issue: Ann Dizdar <dizdartam2000.tamu.edu>


Directory

  1. Bob, L2 English Corpora
  2. Theriault Alain, Query: non-final closed syllables
  3. , Root words common in Africa

Message 1: L2 English Corpora

Date: Tue, 05 Dec 1995 22:58:09 L2 English Corpora
From: Bob <HAMILTNUNIVSCVM.CSD.SCAROLINA.EDU>
Subject: L2 English Corpora


Does anyone know of a corpus of SECOND LANGUAGE ENGLISH by adult
native JAPANESE learners of English (or a corpus which includes enough
such Japanese speakers that I could search just the data from those
Japanese speakers)? It would not need to be grammatically tagged,
since I will basically be examining the use of reflexives by searching
for occurrences of "self/selves". It would be helpful if the
proficiencies of the learners were indicated in some way.

I have already queried the Corpora list with no luck.

Thanks,
Bob Hamilton, University of South Carolina
hamiltonsc.edu
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: Query: non-final closed syllables

Date: Tue, 05 Dec 1995 19:04:24 Query: non-final closed syllables
From: Theriault Alain <theriaalERE.UMontreal.CA>
Subject: Query: non-final closed syllables

Dear fellow linguists, I am a mastering student at Universite de
Montreal and I am working on a declarative way to parse
syllables. Now, my problem is that I need examples of phonological
phenomenons that occur in closed syllables that are NOT word final. In
French, there is an assimilation between the open and closed e in
final closed syllables [sede] vs [sEd] etc. So I'm looking for the
oposit of this...
	I'll sum up if anything comes out of this.

Thank you

Alain Theriault | "The problem with the future
Etudiant a la maitrise | is that it keeps on turning
Departement de linguistique et traduction | into the present"
Universite de Montreal |
theriaalere.umontreal.ca | Hobbes (by Bill Waterson)
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 3: Root words common in Africa

Date: Mon, 04 Dec 1995 19:41:46 Root words common in Africa
From: <EFWAGNERaol.com>
Subject: Root words common in Africa

I am trying to do some syudy concerning words that are common in
various regions of Africa. If not the same, at least fairly close.

The words I am researching are:

Woman - Man - Child - Hunt - Fish - Track - Spoor - Meat - Kill -
Water - Lake - River- Elephant - Lion - Cat - Moon - Sun - Star - Rain
and Storm

The regions ( Countries ) I am lookinhg at are Ethiopia - Sudan -
Kenya - Tanzania - Zaire - Egypt - and stretching a bit Yemen - and
South Yemen.

Any help to my study would be appreciated.

Thanks;

Ed. Wagner
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue