LINGUIST List 6.337

Sun 05 Mar 1995

FYI: IE newsletter, Osgood, Science fiction, CTI list

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  1. "Deborah Anderson", IE Newsletter
  2. wachal robert s, Charles Osgood
  3. , Linguistics in science fiction
  4. Mike Fraser, CTI Textual Studies List

Message 1: IE Newsletter

Date: Tue, 28 Feb 1995 10:06:27 IE Newsletter
From: "Deborah Anderson" <>
Subject: IE Newsletter

A new edition of the Indo-European Newsletter has just appeared. It
contains news, listings of new and forthcoming books, upcoming conferences
and a section devoted to Electronic Resources for Indo-European. A memorial
to Jochem Schindler and Einar Haugen are also included, as well as an essay
by Vince Sarich (Dept. of Anthropology, UC Berkeley) on the use of genetic
evidence in making conclusions about human populations.

Upcoming issues will include an update on various IE language groups.

Subscription rates: $10 for students, $20 for others. Contributions go
toward publication of two newsletters per year, prizes at the annual UCLA IE
conference for best paper by a new scholar, lectures during the academic
year and at the annual conference, and general support of IE scholarship.
The newsletter is formally associated with the Indo-European Studies Program
at UCLA, but includes much information for those interested in Indo-European
both inside and outside the U.S.

For further information, please contact: Deborah Anderson, Vis. Scholar,
Dept. of Linguistics, 2337 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720
(e-mail: or FAIES, 2143 Kelton Ave., Los
Angeles, CA 90025. (Checks should be made payable to UCLA Foundation/FAIES
and mailed to: 2143 Kelton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025. Please include
your mailing address.)
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Message 2: Charles Osgood

Date: Tue, 28 Feb 1995 14:24:54 Charles Osgood
From: wachal robert s <>
Subject: Charles Osgood

Last Sunday morning, Charles Osgood signed off his CBS TV pgm with "see
yolu on radio".
Bob Wachal
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Message 3: Linguistics in science fiction

Date: Tue, 28 Feb 1995 17:28 -05Linguistics in science fiction
From: <>
Subject: Linguistics in science fiction

In a recent posting, Steven Schaufele mentions a couple science fiction
works in which linguistics, or linguists, had a prominent part. There are
times when I feel like reading linguistics, but when Aspects or SPE would
put me to sleep. (I'm sure no one else has that problem!) Would anyone
like to contribute to my insomnia by suggesting other science fiction
stories in which linguistics plays a large and reasonable part (i.e. not
"universal translators")?

I'll start with an old favorite of mine-- "Eyes of Amber", which appeared
in Analog in the mid-70s. One of the main characters had been a missionary
working with indigenous languages of Earth "when there used to be unstudied
languages." (I always thought she must have been a member of the Summer
Institute of Linguistics.)

Any other favorites?
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Message 4: CTI Textual Studies List

Date: Fri, 3 Mar 1995 11:01:50 +CTI Textual Studies List
From: Mike Fraser <>
Subject: CTI Textual Studies List

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