LINGUIST List 7.399

Fri Mar 15 1996

Qs: Senoufo, Chinese mind, French translations needed

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  1. Gilles Boye, QS : Senoufo/Siamou bibliography
  2. Y-K Elliot Yeing, Chinese mind
  3. Heather Mayes, French translations needed

Message 1: QS : Senoufo/Siamou bibliography

Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 19:38:10 +0100
From: Gilles Boye <>
Subject: QS : Senoufo/Siamou bibliography

 Dear Linguist,

 I'm looking for all kind of references about Senoufo and especially
the Siamou dialect spoken in Burkina Faso. Thanks for your help.

Gilles Boye
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Message 2: Chinese mind

Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 02:25:47 +0200
From: Y-K Elliot Yeing <>
Subject: Chinese mind
Hello! AT the moment I am working on a paper concerning the mentality
of Chinese native speakers. However, at the university here, there is
no sufficient reference in this field. I wonder if you have come
across any article, paper or textbook mentioning things like, for
example, 'Chinese people, when thinking about time, they think
backwardly. Whereas, an Englishman always have the time put in the
front.' Also, I would appreciate very much if you can give me any
information about any reference that I can get help from on this
subject, comparison of Chinese mentality and other peoples.

thank you very much in advance!

Elliot Yeung
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Message 3: French translations needed

Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 16:24:40 EST
From: Heather Mayes <>
Subject: French translations needed
I am working on an application of speech act theory of literary
discourse to French literature, and have not been able to find French
translations of many important works in English related to my
research. Does anyone know if translations exist for the following
J.R. Searle (1969) Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language.
J.R. Searle (1976) "A Classification of Illocutionary Acts" in 
		Language in Society.
Mary Louise Pratt (1977) Toward a Speech Act Theory of Literary Discourse.
William Labov (1972) Language in the Inner City.
H.P. Grice (1967) "Logic and Conversation".

If these are not available, does anyone at least know of a good
comprehensive French dictionary of linguistic terms that may be
helpful to use for conventional terminology for the discussion of
these works? Thanks in advance.

Heather Mayes
student of linguistics and French literature, 
Georgetown University
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