LINGUIST List 6.811

Tue 13 Jun 1995

Qs: Lg acquisition, Patwa/Patois, Recording, Arabic

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  1. Bethan Daultrey, Language Acquisition Query
  2. Christian Heyde Petersen, Patwa/Patois. The 'Rasta' language
  3. Alison Henry, Recording equipment for child language
  4. , Arabic Word Processor

Message 1: Language Acquisition Query

Date: Mon, 12 Jun 1995 14:50:59 Language Acquisition Query
From: Bethan Daultrey <BETHANollamh.ucd.ie>
Subject: Language Acquisition Query

Hi there!
I could use a bit help from any Language Acquisition people out there
(academic rather than practical, I'm glad to say). I'm looking for
ayn references on the acquisition of Dative Shift in English. I'm
particularly interested in the *negative evidence* side of things,
but all references are welcome. At the moment I'm looking at first
language acquisition but would also be interested in any second
language acquisition references people may have.

Please reply directly to me at
 bethanollamh.ucd.ie
and I will, of course, publish a summary if there is any interest.

Thanks in advance

Bethan Daultrey.

Linguistics Dept.
UCD, Belfield
Dublin 4.

bethanollamh.ucd.ie
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Message 2: Patwa/Patois. The 'Rasta' language

Date: Mon, 12 Jun 1995 16:16:08 Patwa/Patois. The 'Rasta' language
From: Christian Heyde Petersen <chplanguage.ou.dk>
Subject: Patwa/Patois. The 'Rasta' language

I really need some information on this language. How, when, why, where? Can
anybody help me with information and references?

Christian Heyde Petersen
Institute of Language and Communication
Odense University
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Message 3: Recording equipment for child language

Date: Mon, 12 Jun 1995 16:22:09 Recording equipment for child language
From: Alison Henry <AM.Henryulst.ac.uk>
Subject: Recording equipment for child language

I would be grateful for advice/opinions on the best type of recorders and
microphones to use for recording child language data. The project for which
these will mainly be used involves recording children aged 18 months to
4 years interacting with caregivers in their own homes. In particular we
would like to know whether there is any advantage in digital equipment, and
whether radio microphones are a good idea. We are interested in syntax
rather than phonology in the study.
Please reply to me and I will summarize for the list
Alison Henry
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Message 4: Arabic Word Processor

Date: Mon, 12 Jun 95 19:52:46 +0Arabic Word Processor
From: <ahousenvnet3.vub.ac.be>
Subject: Arabic Word Processor


Most of the replies I have received to my query with regard to an Arabic
word processor that runs on Apple/Macintosh computers recommend 'Nisus
Writer version 4.0 with Language Key'. The program costs $334.95, including
the 'Language Key' which enables you to use non-Roman script languages like
Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese or Chinese. It is claimed that Nisus Writer has
many advantages such as enabling you to use both the Arabic and the Latin
script in the same document, switching from left-to-right (as in English)
to right-to left (as in Arabic) within the same document. It also has
unlimited dos and undos and multiple editable clipboards.

Thanks to all those who bothered to reply to my query.

Regards,
Alex (for Jamila).

___________________________________________________________
Dr. Alex Housen Germanic Languages Dept.
University of Brussels (VUB) Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel:+32-2-6292664; Fax:+32-2-6292480; E-mail:ahousenvnet3.vub.ac.be
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