LINGUIST List 6.573

Sun 16 Apr 1995

Qs: References, Russian speakers, Japanese Sign Lg, E-mail sign

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  1. Mark Hansell-Mai Hansheng, Queries: folk-etymology, FAITHFULNESS
  2. Ari Solovyova, HELP! Need advanced Russian speakers!
  3. Martin LANGE, Qs: Sign Language and Deaf Organizations in Japan
  4. , E-mail sign

Message 1: Queries: folk-etymology, FAITHFULNESS

Date: Thu, 13 Apr 1995 11:53:38 Queries: folk-etymology, FAITHFULNESS
From: Mark Hansell-Mai Hansheng <mhansellcarleton.edu>
Subject: Queries: folk-etymology, FAITHFULNESS

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I would greatly appreciate citations for:
 1) a standard definition of folk etymology, if there is one. Is
this a concept that's just in the air, that everyone is so clear on that no
one has ever given a standard definition? Or if there's a relatively
standard definition, where can I find it?
 2) In some of the formalist literature on linguistic borrowing or
code-switching, there is reference made to a principle of FAITHFULNESS.
What is the origin of this principle?

Thanks!

Mark Hansell
Asian Languages Department
Carleton College
Northfield, MN 55057 USA
(507) 663-5425
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Message 2: HELP! Need advanced Russian speakers!

Date: Fri, 14 Apr 1995 23:38:28 HELP! Need advanced Russian speakers!
From: Ari Solovyova <asolovyoindiana.edu>
Subject: HELP! Need advanced Russian speakers!


Dear subscribers,

Please help me with my project! I'm looking for non-native speakers
(or readers :) of Russian who would be willing to answer two short
questionnaires. I need people whose knowledge of Russian is above the
intermediate level, and I would very much appreciate responses from any
speakers with near-native knowledge.
I'm studying the meaning of two very common Russian words and their
acquisition. Participating in this project will no doubt clarify their
semantics for you :-)

Please reply, and I'll send you the questionnaires!

Thank you so much in advance,

Ari Solovyova,
linguistics grad student,
Indiana University
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Message 3: Qs: Sign Language and Deaf Organizations in Japan

Date: Fri, 14 Apr 1995 16:02:48 Qs: Sign Language and Deaf Organizations in Japan
From: Martin LANGE <langemmn.waseda.ac.jp>
Subject: Qs: Sign Language and Deaf Organizations in Japan

Dear Netters,

 recently I have moved to Tokyo. As my Japanese is quite limited
up to now it is sometimes difficult for me to get the information I would
like to have. I would appreciate if Linguist subscribers in Japan or elsewhere
in the world could provide me with information written in English on either
Japanese Sign Language or Organizations of the Deaf in Japan, or maybe even
both. I know already that the national broadcasting corporation of Japan NHK
is broadcasting a TV course on Japanese Sign Language now. But where can I find
the Deaf themselves ?

I would also appreciate if sign-loving LINGUIST subscriber could forward this
request to other discussion lists concerned with issues of Sign Language
or the Deaf Community.

Please write to:

Martin Lange (langemmn.waseda.ac.jp)
Institute of Language Teaching
Waseda University
1-6-1 Nishiwaseda
Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 162-50

Phone: Japan (0)3 (Tokyo) 5286 1888 (office)
 Japan (0)3 (Tokyo) 5285 4809 (home)
Fax : Japan (0)3 (Tokyo) 3203 7672

Thank you
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Message 4: E-mail sign

Date: Fri, 14 Apr 1995 08:54:01 E-mail sign
From: <AhlqvistUCG.IE>
Subject: E-mail sign

Can anyone suggest a syitable sign to precede one's e-mail address on
university stationery, visitng cars &c.? The English term _e-mail_ is
nice and short but too language-specific, whereas the French _courrier
e/lectronique_ is too long and equally language-specific. What I have
in mind is something equivalent to the lightning logo that used to be
found before telegraphic addresses. Does anyone still remember tele-
grammes?

Anders Ahlqvist
University College
GALWAY Ireland
E-mail: Ahlqvistucg.ie
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