LINGUIST List 7.730

Wed May 22 1996

Qs: Address, Pubs, Paraling, Bugwords, Dictionary

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  1. William Byrne, torrego
  2. Sfguitarsaol.com, Linguist: Laura Cassotta
  3. Manuel JOBERT, paralinguistics
  4. Lars Anders Kulbrandstad (Lars Anders Kulbrandstad), Question: Bugwords in dictionaries
  5. "SALLY HUNT", Query: English-Russian Learners' Dictionary

Message 1: torrego

Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 10:49:21 PDT
From: William Byrne <byrneling.ucsd.edu>
Subject: torrego

I'm looking for Esther Torrego's email address.

Thanks!

-Bill Byrne (wbyrneucsd.edu)
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Message 2: Linguist: Laura Cassotta

Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 18:12:57 EDT
From: Sfguitarsaol.com <Sfguitarsaol.com>
Subject: Linguist: Laura Cassotta
Searching for any of her publications.
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Message 3: paralinguistics

Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 15:57:10 BST
From: Manuel JOBERT <jobertsunlyon3.univ-lyon3.fr>
Subject: paralinguistics
I am currently working on the use of paralinguistic features of speech
(such as they are defined by ABERRCOMBIE, CRYSTAL, BROWN, Gillian or F.
POYATOS) in literature. I am particularly interested in the way these
non-contrastive phonetic features, which are referred to in novels (eg. ...
"he said sharply"), are then "oralised" on audio-tapes for instance. Would
anybody be interested?
People interested in paralanguage know that there are many existing
theoretical frameworks. I'd also be interested in a theoretical discussion
on, for instance, the status of prosodic --stricly speaking, pitch,
intensity, tempo etc.-- features in a "paralinguistic" analysis... etc.
Best wishes,

Manuel Jobert
U.E.R. anglais
Universit=E9 Lyon III
69007 Lyon (France)
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Message 4: Question: Bugwords in dictionaries

Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 10:48:39 -0000
From: Lars Anders Kulbrandstad (Lars Anders Kulbrandstad) < Kulbrandstad)">LarsAnders.Kulbrandstadpostkontor.hamarlh.no Anders Kulbrandstad)>
Subject: Question: Bugwords in dictionaries


I am looking for information about the use of so called bugwords in
dictionaries.Professor Dag Gundersen at the University of Oslo has made me
aware of an article by John Williams in the proceedings from EUROLEX '92
where this phenomenon is mentioned. (The title of the article is "The
question of plagiarism and breach of copyright in the dictionary-making
process (with particular reference to the UK").Here the author gives the
following definition of "bugword":"...[a] non-existent word deliberately
included in a dictionary, so that it can be used to support allegations of
copying if it reappears in the dictionaries of other publishers".

Could anyone on LINGUIST tell me more about the use of bugwords, where it
originated, how common is it etc.?

Lars Anders Kulbrandstad
Hedmark College
Norway
E-mail lakluh.hihm.no
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Message 5: Query: English-Russian Learners' Dictionary

Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 12:31:57 +0200
From: "SALLY HUNT" <LISHwarthog.ru.ac.za>
Subject: Query: English-Russian Learners' Dictionary
Dear Linguists

Can anyone recommend a good English-Russian/Russian-English learners'
dictionary? I teach a very introductory Russian course to our
Linguistics majors and am in desperate need of a good beginner's
dictionary to use with the class i.e. one that shows stress marks,
plural forms and irregular lexical items etc. I could also do with
some simple Russian texts for translation if anyone knows of any
suitably realistic ones. I have developed some games and exercises
which I would be happy to share with anyone who is involved in a
similar course.

Thanks

Sally Hunt

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Sally Hunt
Linguistics Department
Rhodes University
Grahamstown 6140
South Africa
e-mail: lishwarthog.ru.ac.za
Phone: +27 - 461 - 318105/6 (W)
Fax: +27 - 461 - 25049
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