LINGUIST List 7.575

Thu Apr 18 1996

Qs: Underspec, Gnerre, Sign Lg, Frequency, Etymologies

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Directory

  1. Laura Catharine Smith, Underspecification for German, French, Japanese and Turkish
  2. "Prof. Sergio Scalise", Maurizio Gnerre
  3. Timothy Curnow, Q: Sign language discourse & attention-getting
  4. Carol Lord, word frequency programs and parsers
  5. Baden Hughes, Catalan etymology
  6. Lu Bingfu, etymological origin of -ed in 'long-haired'

Message 1: Underspecification for German, French, Japanese and Turkish

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 23:45:14 MDT
From: Laura Catharine Smith <lcsmithacs.ucalgary.ca>
Subject: Underspecification for German, French, Japanese and Turkish


I am currently trying to find information regarding analyses for
German, French, Japanese and Turkish which use underspecification to
analyse the consonant systems of these languages. I am trying to see
if the feature geometries of these languages can account for why
speakers of these languages make the errors they do when learning to
acquire "th" both voiceless and voiced in English. If anyone out
there can help me by providing me with information on publications,
articles, reports, etc., I would greatly appreciate it. You can
forward any information directly to me at my address listed below.
Thanks!

Sincerely,

Laura C. Smith
lcsmithacs.ucalgary.ca
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Message 2: Maurizio Gnerre

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 0200 18:04:37
From: "Prof. Sergio Scalise" <g7mdns.unife.it>
Subject: Maurizio Gnerre

 Dear colleagues: I am trying to locate Maurizio Gnerre who is
probably working in Tucson (Arizona) (Dept. of Anthropology?), I will
be very grateful to anyone who can help me in finding his address
/telephone or e-mail address. Many Thanks Sergio Scalise

 Ferrara 
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Message 3: Q: Sign language discourse & attention-getting

Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 09:36:40
From: Timothy Curnow <Timothy.Curnowanu.edu.au>
Subject: Q: Sign language discourse & attention-getting
I'm posting this message for a friend. Please reply to her =
(P.LITTLETONstudent.anu.edu) rather than to me. Thanks, Tim.

I'm doing my Honours thesis on Australian Sign Language; it is a =
discourse analysis of adult-child conversations, particularly =
concentrating on attention-getting and attention-direction strategies.

I would like to enquire about references and information on:
 - deaf/sign discourse analysis
 - attention-getting/directing strategies in deaf and hearing

Thanks in advance
Peita Littleton
Linguistics, Australian National University
P.LITTLETONstudent.anu.edu.au
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Message 4: word frequency programs and parsers

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 18:52:26 PDT
From: Carol Lord <clordcsulb.edu>
Subject: word frequency programs and parsers
Dear Linguists,
 I am looking for:
 (a) a word frequency program for English, ideally one that
will approximate the material read by contemporary American
junior high and high school students;
 (b) a parser that will reliably return basic grammatical
information on English sentences.

 I would appreciate your recommendations for programs
available commercially or for academic use. You can email
me at clordcsulb.edu. Thanks in advance.
	Carol Lord
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Message 5: Catalan etymology

Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 16:07:47 +1000
From: Baden Hughes <B.Hughesstudent.anu.edu.au>
Subject: Catalan etymology
Hi,

Can anyone provide me with the etymology of the follwing Catalan words :

ENGLISH CATALAN
eight vuit (is it from Lat. via French huit?)
pact peyta

Please send replies to me directly.

Thanks

Baden

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B.Hughesstudent.anu.edu.au
h9405049student.anu.edu.au

Snail Mail : LPO Box A211 ANU Canberra 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
Phone : (+61) 06 247-2762
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Message 6: etymological origin of -ed in 'long-haired'

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 23:10:08 PDT
From: Lu Bingfu <bingfuchaph.usc.edu>
Subject: etymological origin of -ed in 'long-haired'
Anybody can tell me the etymological origin of the adjectival suffix
-ed in 'long-haired', 'red-eyed'? Is it related to past tense -ed?
						Bingfu
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