LINGUIST List 7.164

Thu Feb 1 1996

Qs: Yiddish, Self-translation, Conversation analysis, Inuit

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  1. "Lass, RG, Roger, Prof", query: Yiddish derivational affix
  2. Verena Jung, Self-Translations of Academic Texts
  3. "Janet Cowper", scripted dialogue and natural conversation
  4. Alexis Manaster Ramer, Question: Inuit

Message 1: query: Yiddish derivational affix

Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 10:54:58 -0400
From: "Lass, RG, Roger, Prof" <ROGERbeattie.uct.ac.za>
Subject: query: Yiddish derivational affix
Being at the moment in a place where the relevant literature (if any)
is not available, does anyone out there know anything about the
possible etymology of the Yiddish deverbal suffix /-axts/, as in
/piSaxts/ 'urine' (cf. /piSn/ to 'piss'), /brexaxts/ 'vomit'
(/brexn/), /Spajaxts/ 'saliva' (/Spajen/ 'to spit')?

I'd also appreciate some information on the curious diminutive plural
/-ax/, which appears to have no Germanic source, and looks like a
Slavic locative, which would be weird. Any help appreciated.

Roger Lass


Roger Lass
Department of Linguistics
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7700/South Africa
Tel +(021) 650 3138 Fax +(021) 650 3726
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Message 2: Self-Translations of Academic Texts

Date: Thu, 01 Feb 1996 14:52:23 +0100
From: Verena Jung <jungvrz.uni-duesseldorf.de>
Subject: Self-Translations of Academic Texts
Dear colleagues,

Have any of you done a self-translation from English into German or
know of anyone who has done so? If yes, I would like to have your
help.

I am currently working on my Ph.D. thesis, which deals with the
insights that can be gained for the translation process from the study
of self-translations of academic texts, i.e. linguistic,
philosophical, sociological, etc.; more specifically, articles that
were published in English and then translated by the author to appear
in German or to be read as a lecture in German. My main concern will
be self-translation from English into German, but I would also be
interested in looking at texts translated from German into English. I
would be very grateful for text samples in these two languages and
would be equally grateful for information on instances of
English-German self-translation among your colleagues and friends in
other academic fields.

Please send texts or information to me by email
jungvmail.rz.uni-duesseldorf.de

or snail-mail

Dipl. Uebers. Verena Jung
Heinrich-Heine Universitaet Duesseldorf
Anglistik III
Universitaetsstr. 1
40225 Duesseldorf
Germany


Looking forward to hearing from you

Verena Jung
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Message 3: scripted dialogue and natural conversation

Date: Thu, 01 Feb 1996 16:33:23 GMT
From: "Janet Cowper" <J.COWPERucrysj.ac.uk>
Subject: scripted dialogue and natural conversation
This is the first time I have used The Linguist List, so I may as well
introduce myself. I am a research student at the University College of
Ripon and York St. John. Currently I am investigating the similarities
and dissimilarities between scripted and performed dialogue, and
spontaneously produced conversation, using a very broad Conversation
Analytic framework. I would be very grateful to receive any references
which might be helpful, and/or to hear from anyone engagedin similar
studies. My E.Mail address is j.cowperucrysj.ac.uk


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Message 4: Question: Inuit

Date: Thu, 01 Feb 1996 16:26:12 EST
From: Alexis Manaster Ramer <amrCS.Wayne.EDU>
Subject: Question: Inuit
I am wondering if there is anybody on the list, or reachable by email,
who speaks any Inuit language who would be willing to discuss some
lexical questions.
 
Alexis Manaster Ramer amrcs.wayne.edu
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