LINGUIST List 7.888

Thu Jun 13 1996

Qs: Dieresis, Australian universities, Locating resources

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  1. Matt Wagers, Dieresis
  2. "GREIL TANJA", Australian universities: handing out questionnaires
  3. jackie davis, help on locating resources

Message 1: Dieresis

Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 23:00:15 EDT
From: Matt Wagers <OrgetorixInfoAve.Net>
Subject: Dieresis
 Do you consider it important to use this punctuation? So seldom do you
see it with coordination or zoology anymore.
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		Matt Wagers
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Message 2: Australian universities: handing out questionnaires

Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 08:39:49 EST
From: "GREIL TANJA" <>
Subject: Australian universities: handing out questionnaires

For my thesis I am doing some research on "university guidelines for
bias-free language usage". As Australian universities seem to have the
most explicit ones, I would be highly interested in analysing those -
among others - in my thesis as well. At the moment I am preparing a
questionnaire on the topic: Informants should (a) describe their own
identity on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, age, marital
status etc. (in order to see which labels they use to describe
themselves) and (b) categorize a number of terms (like "(the)
handicapped" - "(the) disabled" - "people with disabilities" etc.) as
"offensive", "ones I can/could live with" or "ones I (would) like to
be called". I am looking for UNIVERSITY MEMBERS of the UNIVERSITY OF
OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY - or simply any Australian university (where
"guidelines for bias-free usage" are in use), who would be interested
in helping me realizing this project and handing out the questionnaire
to a class of students. For those interested I will certainly provide
more detailed information and a copy of the questionnaire. Thanks.
Tanja Greil University of Passau Dept. of English Linguistics 94030
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Message 3: help on locating resources

Date: 13 Jun 1996 05:36:34 EDT
From: jackie davis <100050.3534CompuServe.COM>
Subject: help on locating resources
June 4,
 Dear Linguists,

A colleague in Korea has asked for help locating research materials.
Any information on how to find the following would be very helpful.
Thanks in advance!

1)Yando & Kagan (MFFT) Matching Familiar Figures Test
2) Witkin, Otman, Raskin & Karp (1971). (GEFT) Group Embedded Figures
3)Carroll, John & Sapon, Stanley (MLAT) Modern Language Aptitude Test
4) Resources (references) on "students' perceptions of native speaker
instruction of foreign languages"

Thank you for your help!

Jackie Davis
Dept. of Tourism, Kwangju University
Kwangju City, Republic of Korea
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