LINGUIST List 6.35

Sat 14 Jan 1995

Qs: Polish linguists, Socioling, LaTex fonts, Software

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  1. Alexis Manaster Ramer, Q: Polish linguist/informants
  2. "R.Hudson", sociolinguistics
  3. Alex Francis, LaTeX fonts and/or Linux for Linguists?
  4. , COMPARE/ANALYZE

Message 1: Q: Polish linguist/informants

Date: Mon, 9 Jan 95 18:02:55 -05Q: Polish linguist/informants
From: Alexis Manaster Ramer <amrcs.wayne.edu>
Subject: Q: Polish linguist/informants

I would like to get some questions about Polish phonology
answered by as many native Polish speakers who are also
linguistically trained as possible. If you would like to
help, please write to me directly. I will report the
findings on LINGUIST after the results are tabulated.
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Message 2: sociolinguistics

Date: Tue, 10 Jan 95 08:44:57 +0sociolinguistics
From: "R.Hudson" <uclyrahucl.ac.uk>
Subject: sociolinguistics

I'm trying to find examples of societies in which females use standard variants
*less* than males (i.e. the reverse of the pattern found in countries like UK
and USA). I know of Bortoni-Ricardo's work in Brasil (via Janet Holmes' book).
If I get a usable amount of data I'll summarise on the network.

Dick Hudson
Dept of Phonetics and Linguistics,
University College London,
Gower Street,
London WC1E 6BT
uclyrahucl.ac.uk
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Message 3: LaTeX fonts and/or Linux for Linguists?

Date: Tue, 10 Jan 95 10:49:24 CSLaTeX fonts and/or Linux for Linguists?
From: Alex Francis <afrancismidway.uchicago.edu>
Subject: LaTeX fonts and/or Linux for Linguists?

I am investigating the consequences of switching my word-processing
activities from a Macintosh based system to a Linux platform, possibly
using LaTeX. I am not very familiar with LaTeX but am concerned that I
may have trouble with incorporating phonetic symbols into my text.

If anyone in LINGUIST Land has had any experience (either good or bad)
with using phonetic symbols in LaTeX, please email me about it.

In fact, if you have any suggestions/recommendations/cautions/advice/etc.
on the wisdom (or lack thereof) of trying to do any aspect of acoustic
phonetic research (from DSP and generating spectrograms etc. to data
processing to writing papers and producing camera-ready copy) on a Linux
workstation, please email me!

If there is demand, I would be happy to write a summary for the List.

 -alex

 afrancismidway.uchicago.edu alex francis (312)-667-5432

Department of Linguistics afrancismidway.uchicago.edu
University of Chicago (312) 667-5432 (home)
1010 E. 59th St. (312) 702-9861 (Ling. Dept. FAX)
Chicago, IL 60637 (312) 702-7045 (Lang. Lab)
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Message 4: COMPARE/ANALYZE

Date: Tue, 10 Jan 95 21:41:48 +0COMPARE/ANALYZE
From: <koen.de.smetinfoboard.be>
Subject: COMPARE/ANALYZE


Do you know a program/algorythm/macro capable of extracting the longest
possible recurrent sentence parts in a text, this as an aid for automatic
translation (sentence translators aren't satisfactory... too many mistakes...
endless correction work/dictionary updating). Something more powerful than
PCIndex (a word/sentence indexer). The punctuation approach doesn't work
because too long and thus not (very) recurrent sentences. This
program/macro/algorythm should be capable of delivering sentences like "and now
you go to" or "In this text we discuss".
Thanks!
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