LINGUIST List 7.1625

Mon Nov 18 1996

Qs: Myths in linguistics, ITRANS

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  1. feargal murphy, myths in linguistics
  2., ITRANS

Message 1: myths in linguistics

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:32:52 GMT
From: feargal murphy <>
Subject: myths in linguistics

A colleague of mine in the psychology department in UCD is writing
a book on the myths that develop within different subject areas. The
kind of "fact" that turns out to be based on false data or non-existant
papers that get cited so often that they come to be accepted as real.
The closest in linguistics that everyone would know would probably be
the good old 'words for snow in eskimo' story.

Can anyone out there think of a few more examples in and around the
area of linguistics?

I'll post a summary.


Feargal Murphy
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Dept of Linguistics
University College Dublin
Dublin 4
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Message 2: ITRANS

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 14:36:39
From: <>
Subject: ITRANS
Dear Colleagues,
 I am looking for specifications of ITRANS. ITRANS is a
package that allows transcription of Indian Languages to English alphabet.
Could someone please give me the FTP address or WEB site of ITRANS.
 Thanks a lot.

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