LINGUIST List 7.214

Sat Feb 10 1996

Qs: IRC, Fonts, Media, Heuristics, MUST

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  1. "Dr. Elke Hentschel", IRC
  2. Cathryn Williams, Phonetics fonts
  3. Nancy van Etten, request: research on language use in new media
  4. Donalee Hughes Attardo, Use of Heuristics in Linguistics
  5. Edith A Moravcsik, MUST

Message 1: IRC

Date: Thu, 08 Feb 1996 22:53:09 +0100
From: "Dr. Elke Hentschel" <eloufjdbcetus.zrz.TU-Berlin.DE>
Subject: IRC
Does anybody happen to know papers, or maybe even books, analyzing the 
means of communication on IRC? I have not been able to find anything so 
far, but I feel sure there must be something. 

Elke Hentschel
jasamzedat.fu-berlin.de
eloufjdbsp.zrz.tu-berlin.de
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Message 2: Phonetics fonts

Date: Fri, 09 Feb 1996 13:53:34 GMT
From: Cathryn Williams <SENCWcardiff.ac.uk>
Subject: Phonetics fonts
I wonder if anyone can tell me where I can lay my hands on a user 
friendly phonetics font package that is IBM (Windows) compatible? I 
would be most grateful for any suggestions.

Cathryn Williams
Centre for language & Communication Research
Cardiff
Wales
UK.
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Message 3: request: research on language use in new media

Date: Fri, 09 Feb 1996 16:30:21 +0100
From: Nancy van Etten <Nancy.vanEttenlet.ruu.nl>
Subject: request: research on language use in new media
For a course dealing with `communication in the context of new technologies'
we are looking for research on this subject. The aim of the course is to
provide students with a clearer understanding of the relationships between
communication processes/patterns and new technologies (e.g. Internet, WWW,
CD-ROM). We are primarily interested in the following fields of
investigation:

* language use in e-mail messages, as compared to written and oral language,
* the way WWW-pages are read and interpreted by readers,
* the way people read and use information on CD-ROMS.
* writing processes concerning electronic documents (i.a. hypertext,
 WWW-pages).

We would very much appreciate references to publications, reports,
discussions etc. on these issues. We will post a summary to the list, if
there is sufficient interest. Thanks in advance,

Arie Verhagen en Nancy van Etten

Nancy van Etten
Faculty of Arts
Department of Dutch/ Centre for Language and Communication
Trans 10
3512 JK Utrecht
The Netherlands
e-mail: Nancy.vanEttenlet.ruu.nl
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Message 4: Use of Heuristics in Linguistics

Date: Fri, 09 Feb 1996 10:55:13 EST
From: Donalee Hughes Attardo <attardosage.cc.purdue.edu>
Subject: Use of Heuristics in Linguistics
I would appreciate all references to the explicit use of heuristics,
both as a metatheoretical tool and as a tool in the discovery
procedure in the analysis of data. I am already familiar with
work done in psychology, mathematics, artificial intelligence and
philosophy of science, as well as Botha (1981) and Pericliev (1990) in
linguistics.

I am writing a dissertation on the use of heuristics for semantic
analysis. I would be happy to hear from anyone engaged in related
work, and I will summarize if there is interest.

Donalee Attardo
attardosage.cc.purdue.edu
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Message 5: MUST

Date: Fri, 09 Feb 1996 10:24:59 CST
From: Edith A Moravcsik <edithcsd.uwm.edu>
Subject: MUST
Of the three sentences below, why is l. ungrammatical but
2. and 3. grammatical?

 1. *The books sell well (in order) to raise money.,
 2. The books must sell well (in order) to raise money.
 3. It is necessary that the books sell well (in order) to raise money.

If I receive responses, I will summarize them. Thank you.
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