LINGUIST List 7.1075

Thu Jul 25 1996

Qs: Chinese, Lg arts ed, Engl phonology, Bangani

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  1. "F.Baube(tm)", Chinese Character Stroke Data ?
  2. Johanna Rubba, Query: CA language arts
  3. mortega, English phonology
  4. Martin Haspelmath, Q: Bangani (India)

Message 1: Chinese Character Stroke Data ?

Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 19:40:09 +0200
From: "F.Baube(tm)" <fredkirjasto.kirjasto.kaarina.fi>
Subject: Chinese Character Stroke Data ?

I am looking for a data base (in electronic form) of Chinese
characters, giving (as a minimum) the strokes they contain and their
order of drawing. Additional information might be their approximate
X/Y location within the given character.

Preferably this material would be in the public domain.

Can anyone point me to such data ?

Fred Baube
fredkirjasto.kaarina.fi
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Message 2: Query: CA language arts

Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 16:38:50 PDT
From: Johanna Rubba <jrubbaharp.aix.calpoly.edu>
Subject: Query: CA language arts

Greetings!

I am directing this message primarily to other linguists/people
interested in language education in California. I am wondering if
anyone has taken the opportunity to inspect the materials being
offered by numerous publishers for adoption in the language arts
programs of the California school system (K-8). I have inspected them
and written an evaluative response to the State Dept. of Ed., and
would like to share opinions/ideas with others.

Please direct your responses to me personally. I don't want to burden
the list with local issues (unless people would like a general
discussion on linguistics and language arts, which I would be happy to
engage in).

Thank you.

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Johanna Rubba	Assistant Professor, Linguistics ~
English Department, California Polytechnic State University ~
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 ~
Tel. (805)-756-2184 E-mail: jrubbaoboe.aix.calpoly.edu ~
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Message 3: English phonology

Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 23:23:53 CDT
From: mortega <mortegaindiana.edu>
Subject: English phonology
I am working on the acquisition of the English phonological system by
native speakers of Spanish, mainly on the segmental aspects. I would
like to know if there are any tests, papers that focus in the
acquisition process of different patterns and their interaction. Thank
you for your help. Marta Ortega mortegaindiana.edu
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Message 4: Q: Bangani (India)

Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 12:18:58 +0200
From: Martin Haspelmath <martinhazedat.fu-berlin.de>
Subject: Q: Bangani (India)
Can anyone provide information on Bangani, an Indo-European language
of India that is said to be of non-Indo-Iranian origin, or at least
incorporate a lexical layer of kentum (non-satem) words?
 Bangani was apparently first described by Klaus Peter Zoller in
Muenchner Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft 1988, where he noted a large
number of evidently Indo-European words that cannot be regarded as
Indo-Iranian, e.g. kooNtia 'hundreds' (cf. Sanskrit sata-), gombo
'tooth' (cf. Sanskrit jambha-).
 Has any additional work on Bangani appeared, and have the
consequences of Zoller's discovery for Indo-European studies been
discussed?

Thanks,
Martin Haspelmath (Free University of Berlin)
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