LINGUIST List 7.1644

Thu Nov 21 1996

Qs: English requests, Word Frequency, South Asian Lgs & Lx

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  1. Hortensia Curell, English requests
  2. Peter.Rossanu.edu.au, Word Frequency in Asia
  3. Anjum Pervez Saleemi, Yearbook of South Asian Languages & Linguistics

Message 1: English requests

Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 10:34:01 +0200
From: Hortensia Curell <ilfi7cc.uab.es>
Subject: English requests
A graduate student of mine is writing a Master's thesis on requests
in natural classroom language in English. We would appreciate any
information on the following aspects:
i) usage of requests by native speakers of English.
ii) any studies done on the usage of requests by learners of English
(either in the classroom situation or in natural settings).

I will provide a summary of all the answers received.
Hortensia Curell
Departament de Filologia Anglesa i de Germanistica
Edifici B
08193 Bellaterra. Spain
Tel.: (3) 581 2325 581 1567
Fax: (3) 581 20 01
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Message 2: Word Frequency in Asia

Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 09:38:07 MST
From: Peter.Rossanu.edu.au <Peter.Rossanu.edu.au>
Subject: Word Frequency in Asia

I am looking for sources of word frequency statistics for languages in
mainland East and Southeast Asia: Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), Thai,
Vietnamese, Hmong, Khmer, Burmese, etc. A summary will be posted.

Thank you

Peter Ross
Thai/Linguistics
Australian National University
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Message 3: Yearbook of South Asian Languages & Linguistics

Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 16:38:55 +0800
From: Anjum Pervez Saleemi <ellapsleonis.nus.sg>
Subject: Yearbook of South Asian Languages & Linguistics
Dear Colleagues:

As announced recently on the LINGUIST by Ranjendra Singh (U Montreal),
Sage (New Delhi) is going to begin publishing a Yearbook of South
Asian Languages and Linguistics. Since the Yearbook will contain
(among other things) field reports of work on South Asian languages in
various regions, I'd be grateful to hear about any research on these
languages conducted particularly in SOUTHEAST Asia. Information about
such research will be briefly outlined in the report from Southeast
Asia, which I'm currently engaged in writing. Many thanks in advance
for your assistance in letting us put together integrated information
about the work in question.

Anjum P. Saleemi
National University of Singapore
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