LINGUIST List 6.987

Thu Jul 20 1995

Qs: Ling programs, Chomsky, E Scatton, Repetition, Case studies

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  1. sherman, email address ???
  2. "Larry Trask", Query: Chomsky's "single mutation"
  3. Bertinetto, Ernest Scatton
  4. Micheal Newman, query repetitions
  5. mai kuha, Case studies needed

Message 1: email address ???

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 1995 19:01:05 email address ???
From: sherman <shermancsie.ntu.edu.tw>
Subject: email address ???


Dear linguists,

 Does anyone know where can I get the email addresses of all ( or some)
the linguistics graduate schools in the US?

Thanks for your kindly help

Sherman`
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Message 2: Query: Chomsky's "single mutation"

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 1995 18:12:24 Query: Chomsky's "single mutation"
From: "Larry Trask" <larrytcogs.susx.ac.uk>
Subject: Query: Chomsky's "single mutation"

On page 43 of his 1977 paper `Language origin theories', in Duane
Rumbaugh's book _Language Learning by a Chimpanzee_, Gordon Hewes
asserts that Chomsky has explicitly attributed the human language
faculty to a single genetic mutation in our ancestors. He gives as
his source "Chomsky (1967)", but, exasperatingly, neither this work
nor any other work by Chomsky is listed in his bibliography, nor is
it obvious what work he might have been citing. Can anyone point me
to any places in Chomsky's writings (or, indeed, in anyone else's
writings) in which such a suggestion is explicitly made? All I've
been able to find is Chomsky's repeated suggestions that our language
faculty might have arisen as a by-product of other developments and
hence as something not subject to natural selection, but that's not
quite the same thing.

Larry Trask
COGS
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH
England

larrytcogs.susx.ac.uk
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Message 3: Ernest Scatton

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 1995 19:56:17 Ernest Scatton
From: Bertinetto <bertinetsns.it>
Subject: Ernest Scatton

Hi.
Does anybody have an internet address of Ernest Scatton? The bitnet address
that I have (ESCATTONALBNYVMS.bitnet or equivalently ESCATTONALBNYVMS) is
out of reach for my node.
Please send the answer to my personal address: bertinetsns.it
Thanks for your help.
Pier Marco Bertinetto
Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
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Message 4: query repetitions

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 1995 17:20:43 query repetitions
From: Micheal Newman <mnewmanmagnus.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Subject: query repetitions

I am writing for a graduate student who is not on the list. Please send
any answers directly to him. His address is at the end of the message.

He's interested in speakers' noncorrective repetitions (including
paraphrases) of their interlocutors' utterances and utterance fragments,
especially in educational contexts. If you know of any work on this subject
or if have any hypotheses, please write to Marinus Stephan at
STEPHAN.15POSTBOX.ACS.OHIO-STATE.EDU.

Michael Newman
Asst. Professor of Educational Linguistics
Dept. of Educational Theory & Practice
The Ohio State University
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Message 5: Case studies needed

Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 17:49:14 Case studies needed
From: mai kuha <mkuhasilver.ucs.indiana.edu>
Subject: Case studies needed

Dear colleagues,

I'm preparing to teach an introductory course in language variation, and
I'd like to get your help (again). Could you recommend any case studies,
either from published sources or from your own experience, that would be
appropriate for class discussion?

What I'm looking for in a case study is a description of a real
situation, preferably a somewhat controversial one. Ideally, it would
include some background information, a description of the conflicts
involved, the sequence of events up to a point where a decision is
needed, and a description of the actual decision taken.

Since the course is on language variation, relevant case studies would
include anecdotes on discrimination in the workplace or in the
educational system because of language choice or dialect choice, or
cases involving difficult decisions in language planning or language
legislation.

I've never used case studies before, so advice and comments are also
welcome! My address is
 mkuhasilver.ucs.indiana.edu

Thanks for your help.

Mai Kuha
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