LINGUIST List 6.939

Thu Jul 6 1995

Qs: Proper names, Child lg acquisition, 1997 ICL

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  1. Francois Yvon, Proper names
  2. , CHILD LANGUAGE ACQUISTION
  3. , 1997 International Congress of Linguists

Message 1: Proper names

Date: Wed, 05 Jul 1995 18:49:17 Proper names
From: Francois Yvon <yvoninf.enst.fr>
Subject: Proper names

Dear Linguists,

I am looking for information and references regarding Proper Names (especially
people's names). Proper names are difficult to handle for NLP applications, for
various reasons; but one thing is sure: if you wish to analyse large corpora
of texts, you will bump into a large number of proper names, and many of
of these will be foreign proper names. So I am trying to gather any possible
piece of knowledge (references and pointers are welcome) for as many
languages as I can regarding the following points, in order to enhance a
syntactic analyser for French :

- the standard fashion to name people (in French, usually a first name and a
last name, but some language may add to this simple pattern additonal pieces.

- what kind of unusual character may be found in proper names: for example, in
France you may find names from Brittany like Rowarc'h or Floc'h, where the
quote is likely to cause segmentation errors; the same holds for some Dutch
names such as Op't Hof, etc.

- what are the official rules for spelling proper names, especially names
that are composed of prepositional phrases, like "de Gaulle", or
"Van Voorst tot Voorst": in other words, which parts are capitalized,
and which are not.

- what are the most frequent morphemes used in proper names, or in other
words if there is (used to be) a preferred way for creating new proper
names from a restricted list of morphemes.

- what are the compounding rules for proper names.

If there is enough interest, I 'll post a summary.
Many thanks in advance,

 Francois.
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Message 2: CHILD LANGUAGE ACQUISTION

Date: Thu, 06 Jul 1995 12:29:00 CHILD LANGUAGE ACQUISTION
From: <fbfz23ujvax.ulst.ac.uk>
Subject: CHILD LANGUAGE ACQUISTION

I am looking for information on elicitation techniques and grammaticality
 judgements for 2-4 year old children. I would be grateful for your help on thi
s
 subject. cathy Finlay. university of ulster.
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Message 3: 1997 International Congress of Linguists

Date: Thu, 06 Jul 1995 07:27:20 1997 International Congress of Linguists
From: <WTGORDONac.dal.ca>
Subject: 1997 International Congress of Linguists

Does anybody know dates/place for the 1997 International Congress of Linguists?
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