LINGUIST List 8.1559

Thu Oct 30 1997

Qs: Frontierish lang,Body lang,Obit,Parameter reset

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  1. Peer Landa, Help with frontierish language . .
  2. Michael Dahlquist, body language
  3. Peter T. Daniels, Obituary: Daniel T. Brink, Jr.
  4. Cem Can, Help needed in Head Parameter Resetting

Message 1: Help with frontierish language . .

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 97 14:58:43 -0800
From: Peer Landa <peerccrma.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: Help with frontierish language . .


I'm looking for a specialist in the colloquial language of the 
Arizona territory circa 1880-1900 to proof-read a screenplay. I 
wish to avoid any modern expressions and preserve the authentic 
language of the time. There is relatively little dialog, so it 
shouldn't take more than an hour or so.

- peer


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 http://ccrma-www.stanford.edu/~peer
 Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
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Message 2: body language

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 22:52:38 -0800
From: Michael Dahlquist <elephantcnw.com>
Subject: body language


I'm wondering if any research has been done comparing the body language 
used in association with different spoken languages. I would like to 
know if similarities -- geographical, historical, or lingual -- have 
been found between different languages wherein body language plays a 
prominent role.

I am mainly interested in your comments, but would also like to know 
what literature exists on the subject.

Thank you very much. I will post a summary of all responses I receive 
- 

Michael Dahlquist
Seattle, Washington
elephantcnw.com

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Message 3: Obituary: Daniel T. Brink, Jr.

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 23:51:21 -0500
From: Peter T. Daniels <grammatimworldnet.att.net>
Subject: Obituary: Daniel T. Brink, Jr.

Meaning no disrespect, the obituary for Prof. Brink many times refers 
to "ASU" without ever identifying this institution--Alabama? Alaska? 
Arizona? Arkansas? State University?
- 
Peter T. Daniels					
grammatimworldnet.att.net
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Message 4: Help needed in Head Parameter Resetting

Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 07:44:46 -0800
From: Cem Can <tcemcanpamuk.cc.cu.edu.tr>
Subject: Help needed in Head Parameter Resetting

 I am a PhD student from Turkey studying in linguistics. 
 My research is on the acquisition of Turkish as a second 
 language by the native speakers of English. As you know 
 Turkish is a head-final and English is a head-initial language. 
 I would like to collect data on their parameter resetting 
 processes while learning Turkish. The problem is the difficulty 
 of collecting data in this respect. I can use grammaticality 
 judgement tests but I am not sure. What would you suggest me 
 in this respect? I would appreciate if you could send me some sample
 studies carried out in the related area.
 
 Thank you very much for your assistance.
 
 Best wishes from Turkey.
 
 Cem Can.
 
 Mailing Address:
 
 Mr. Cem Can
 Cukurova Universitesi
 Egitim Fak.
 Ingiliz Dili Egitimi Blm.
 01330 Balcali
 Adana - TURKEY
 
 Fax: 90 322 3386440
 e-mail: tcemcanpamuk.cu.edu.
 
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