LINGUIST List 7.103

Tue Jan 23 1996

Qs: Swedish, Translation, Gender, NPR

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  1. "David Weiss", Wanted- L1 Swedish speakers
  2. Saadat Aksartova, translation studies programs
  3. Monica Glina, Male gender for 'nurse'
  4. Nicholas Ostler, National Public Radio

Message 1: Wanted- L1 Swedish speakers

Date: 22 Jan 1996 09:14:41 +0800
From: "David Weiss" <david_weissgbinc.com>
Subject: Wanted- L1 Swedish speakers
Wanted: L1 Swedish speakers
For a paper I'm working on which focuses on various aspects of Germanic syntax
(preposition stranding and pied-piping, heavy NP shift, double-object
constructions, wh-movement, and the relationships among them), I would like to
correspond with native speakers of Swedish. I would also be very grateful for
any references to existing publications you many be familiar with on these
topics as they refer specifically to Swedish.

Thanks for your help.

David Weiss (NYU Dept. of Linguistics)

david_weissgbinc.com
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Message 2: translation studies programs

Date: Mon, 22 Jan 1996 17:49:59 GMT
From: Saadat Aksartova <S.Aksartovasussex.ac.uk>
Subject: translation studies programs

I am interested in getting professionally trained as
a simultaneous interpreter. My native language is Russian, and
I have already had formal training in English, and have a
major in the English language and English literature from
Moscow State University.

I am interested in training in
simultaneous interpretation and I am trying to gather
information about schools that offer such training in English
and Russian. I am particularly interested in schools in North
America, and will greatly appreciate if somebody sends me some
information about them, or gives me some tips on how to look
for such information on Internet.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Sada Aksartova
s.aksartovasussex.ac.uk
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Message 3: Male gender for 'nurse'

Date: Mon, 22 Jan 1996 19:02:06 EST
From: Monica Glina <meleacs.bu.edu>
Subject: Male gender for 'nurse'
I was wondering if anyone knows of a country that inherently associates the 
term 'nurse' with the male gender? If you know the role of males and 
females in this country with respect to domestic affairs and professional 
careers, this will also be helpful.

Thank you,
Monica
Graduate student, Applied Linguistics
Boston University
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Message 4: National Public Radio

Date: Tue, 23 Jan 1996 12:29:08 GMT
From: Nicholas Ostler <nostlerchibcha.demon.co.uk>
Subject: National Public Radio
>From: tfitzemh1.tic.bismarck.nd.us (Thomas Fitzsimmons)
>Can anyone tell me if these are
>local characteristics, or are they spreading?
> 
> "O" pronounced as the diphthong "AO", as in local="laocal."
> 
> "A" pronounced as "eye", as in today="to-dye," with a distinct
> "creaking" sound for the "eye".
> 
> Tom Fitzsimmons, Bismarck, North Dakota (not Dakaota)

Nicholas Ostler 
 Linguacubun Ltd
 Batheaston Villa, 172 Bailbrook Lane
 Bath BA1 7AA England
 +44-1225-85-2865 fax +44-1225-85-9258
 nostlerchibcha.demon.co.uk
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