LINGUIST List 6.778

Mon 05 Jun 1995

FYI: De Proverbio, New list: ARCLING, New Discussion List

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  1. , 'De Proverbio' NEWS
  2. Malcolm Ross, New list: ARCLING
  3. "R. F. Hahn", New discussion list

Message 1: 'De Proverbio' NEWS

Date: Mon, 29 May 1995 09:18:25 'De Proverbio' NEWS
From: <>
Subject: 'De Proverbio' NEWS


I have some news regarding 'De Proverbio' and I intend to keep it brief for
everybody's sake.

In April the book publisher has been separated from the journal and has now
its own direct URL, that is

This month I have published there the 'Book of Proverbs' (Bible) in five
languages: Latin, English, French, German and Italian. Each chapter of one
language is cross-referenced with the same chapter of all the other
You are welcome to have a look...and, as there are more than 1,400 links in
the five books, I would be grateful for any information regarding faulty

I started 'constructing' the second issue of the journal, which is due in
September-October. You might be interested to read an illuminating article
written by Wolfgang Mieder about the proverbial rhetoric in Winston
Churchill. You can access the article directly at,1,2,95/CHURCHILL.html
or via the home page.

That's all from me for the moment. Thank you for your indulgence and I hope
to hear from you from time to time.

Ciao and best wishes,

Dr Teodor Flonta Tel. (002) 202321
Department of Modern Languages (Italian) International +61 02 202321
University of Tasmania Fax. (002) 207813
GPO Box 252C International +61 02 207813
Hobart TASMANIA 7001
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Message 2: New list: ARCLING

Date: Tue, 30 May 1995 10:04:14 New list: ARCLING
From: Malcolm Ross <>
Subject: New list: ARCLING

We are happy to announce the establishment of ARCLING, an e-mail listserver
which exists to promote discussion on the interface between
archaeology/prehistory and language, conceived in the broadest terms. An
additional focus of the list is inter-relations of archaeology and language
with ancient DNA studies and comparative anthropology. Subscribers are
urged to post questions, ideas, notices of new findings, conference and
workshop announcements, book titles or reviews that relate to these
disciplines or related matters.

This list was mooted at the Language, Anthropology and Archaeology
symposium of World Archaeological Congress - 3 in New Delhi in December

Malcolm Ross ( is the primary list owner, doing
maintenance and coordinating policy. Roger Blench (
and Matthew Spriggs ( are the secondary list
owners, also involved in any policy decisions.

To subscribe to the list, send a message to with text
as follows:

 subscribe arcling Your Name

Note that ARCLING also has a digest option, so that you may receive a
(roughly) daily digest of its messages. Some people prefer this, as a busy
list can swamp one's incoming e-mail and be a nuisance. To set this option,
subscribe as above, then send a message to with text as

 set arcling mail digest

Malcolm Ross, Roger Blench & Matthew Spriggs.
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Message 3: New discussion list

Date: Sat, 3 Jun 1995 08:22:27 -New discussion list
From: "R. F. Hahn" <>
Subject: New discussion list

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Subscriptions are invited to the following list.

 L O W L A N D S - L

LOWLANDS-L is an automated worldwide electronic mail list for those who
are interested in the languages and cultures of the lowlands adjacent to
the coast of the North Sea and of Baltic Sea (hereafter ``Lowlands'').
LOWLANDS-L uses ListProcessor at the University of Washington (Seattle,

The primary focus of LOWLANDS-L is on the Germanic languages and their
cultural environments that developed and remain in the Lowlands (Dutch,
Frisian, Low Saxon [Low German]) as well as those that descended from
these languages or from their predecessors and are used elsewhere
(Afrikaans, Emigre Dutch/Frisian/Low Saxon, Lowlands-based pidgins and
creoles, and also English and Scots), thus "West Germanic" languages
except (High) German, Yiddish, and related varietes. However, other
languages and their cultural environments may be discussed if it is
relevant to the Lowlands context.

The basic goals of LOWLANDS-L:
 - to facilitate global communication and collaboration among those who
 are interested in Lowlands languages, cultures and related topics
 - to promote and facilitate research and teaching of Lowlands languages
 and cultures
 - to promote the use of Lowlands linguistic and cultural data in general
 research and publications
 - to support efforts to protect, revive and advance endangered Lowlands
 languages or language varieties
 - to pay attention to minority Lowlands languages and cultures,
 including those that are being denied official recognition
 - to serve as a forum for exploring common and diverse features of
 Lowlands languages and cultures
 - to provide opportunities to enjoy and enhance mutual intelligibility
 among Lowlands languages in multilingual exchanges
 - to strengthen linguistic, cultural and social ties among users of
 Lowlands languages, their descendants and their friends

To subscribe to LOWLANDS-L please send the following message to subscribe LOWLANDS-L {your name}

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