LINGUIST List 6.350

Fri 10 Mar 1995

Qs: Chinese NLP, ICCL-3, Cantonese, Yod deletion

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  1. Damaris M. Ayuso, Resources for Chinese NLP?
  2. "R.Y.L. TANG", ICCL-3 Proceedings
  3. "R.Y.L. TANG", Cantonese corpus
  4. Jan Tent, References on Yod Deletion

Message 1: Resources for Chinese NLP?

Date: Tue, 7 Mar 95 14:15:56 -05Resources for Chinese NLP?
From: Damaris M. Ayuso <dayusobbn.com>
Subject: Resources for Chinese NLP?

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We have begun some natural language processing work in Chinese, and
have been trying to find existing resources that may be available.

Our most pressing need now is for:
- a computational grammar of Chinese.

We would also be interested in:
- a dictionary with parts of speech
- a corpus of text segmented and annotated with parts of speech
- a corpus of text segmented and bracketed indicating syntactic structure.

To be useful to us, the resources need to be available for research
and/or US Government usage.

Any leads would be much appreciated. I'll be happy to share what I
find with others.

Please reply to me directly,

A million thanks!

Damaris M. Ayuso (dayusobbn.com)
Speech and Language Processing Dept.
BBN Systems and Technologies
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
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Message 2: ICCL-3 Proceedings

Date: Tue, 7 Mar 1995 14:59:10 +ICCL-3 Proceedings
From: "R.Y.L. TANG" <h9290030hkuxa.hku.hk>
Subject: ICCL-3 Proceedings

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Dear all,

I don't know if this is the proper place for my query, but anyway I would
like to ask if anyone knows when the proceedings of the ICCL-3 (3rd
International Conference on Chinese Linguistics, held in Hong Kong from
14 to 17 July 1994) will be published. Or there will not be any plan of
publishing it? I really need to know the answer. Thank you very much.

Regards,

Raymond Y.L. Tang
Dept. of English
University of Hong Kong
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Message 3: Cantonese corpus

Date: Tue, 7 Mar 1995 14:50:08 +Cantonese corpus
From: "R.Y.L. TANG" <h9290030hkuxa.hku.hk>
Subject: Cantonese corpus

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Dear _Linguist_ netters,

Does anybody know if there exists a corpus of written and spoken
Cantonese? If yes, how can I get access to that (for example through the
Internet?)? Thank you for your help.

Regards,

Raymond Y.L. Tang
PhD student
Dept. of English
University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong
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Message 4: References on Yod Deletion

Date: Tue, 07 Mar 1995 13:20:19 References on Yod Deletion
From: Jan Tent <TENT_Jusp.ac.fj>
Subject: References on Yod Deletion

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Dear LINGUIST readers,

We are a group of students in a phonetics and phonology course
at the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. For part
of our assessment we are doing a research project on yod
deletion in Fiji English. We want to find out in which
phonological environments it occurs, and whether it varies
with age, gender and socio-economic status.

Wells (Accents of English, Vol. 1, 1982, pp 206 - 208) states
that apart from the accents of East Anglia (in which yod
deletion occurs in most or all postconsonantal environments)
other accents retain /j/ after velars, labials and /h/. Also,
those who drop the yod in "new" are likely to keep it in
"annual" and "monument".

We have found that many speakers of Fiji English drop /j/
after labials (e.g. in "fabulous"), velars (e.g. in
"regular"), and in "annual, manual" and "monument".

Our library has very limited resources and we have found only
a few small references to yod deletion. We would like to ask
you if you know of any studies/references on yod deletion in
English. If you do, we would be very grateful if you could
forward information on these references to the following email
address:

 TENT_Jusp.ac.fj

Thanking you in anticipation,

Students of LL214 - Applied Phonetics and Phonology.
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