LINGUIST List 7.438

Fri Mar 22 1996

Qs: Qiang in Northern Sichuan, Dyslexia, N Cartagena

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  1. EMMA, query from neophyte
  2. Unni Berland, Dyslexia
  3. Jeff Turley, Nelson Cartagena

Message 1: query from neophyte

Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 02:27:18 +0800
From: EMMA <emmapublic.sta.net.cn>
Subject: query from neophyte

hello..i am new to this list and new to native languages.

i am a music researcher working in china exploring music and dance of
the qiang people in northern sichuan mountains. the qiang have an oral
language quite distinct from the dominant Han (mandarin) Chinese,
although most Qiang speak and write Chinese.

there even is a pinyin version of Qiang that is taught in the schools,
an experimental program for elementary school-age children, as well as
an adult education program in a local college for adult qiang.

i need tocome uptospeed quickly on basics of issues and concernsaround
orallanguages, as it is affecting my research (as youmight imagine) in
music and dance. for instance, in two villages, less than 50km apart,
the "qiang" language spoken is drastically different:
 "hing hua" in village #1 for "very good"
 "lo gege se" in village #3 for same phrase

thanks thanks

emma zevik
sichuan conservatory
chengdu, sichuan
emmapublic.sta.net.cn
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Message 2: Dyslexia

Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 17:23:08 +0100
From: Unni Berland <Unni.Berlandeng.uib.no>
Subject: Dyslexia
Dear Linguists,

A colleague of mine who does not have an e-mail address has asked me
to post the following query on Linguist List:

"Does anybody have any suggestions for literature about dyslexic
children learning English as a second language (ESL), specifically
about spelling difficulties".

All responses are gratefully received, and may be sent to my address:

Unni.Berlandeng.uib.no

Thank you,
Unni Berland
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Message 3: Nelson Cartagena

Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 09:58:01 MST
From: Jeff Turley <turleyjjkhbhrc.byu.edu>
Subject: Nelson Cartagena
Can anyone please tell me where Nelson Cartagena is teaching these
days?

Thanks,

Jeff Turley
jeffrey_turleybyu.edu
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