LINGUIST List 8.1573

Sun Nov 2 1997

Qs: English in Japan, Hist. of Eng., Nonverbal Comm

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  1. Sharon Vaipae, Native English Speaking Returnee Students
  2. Giovanni Iamartino, Hayashi's History of English Lexicography
  3. George Elgin, Suzette Haden Elgin, Nonverbal Communication

Message 1: Native English Speaking Returnee Students

Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 20:44:53 +0900
From: Sharon Vaipae <ohtanigol.com>
Subject: Native English Speaking Returnee Students


There are many returned expatriots of native English speaking
countries. Some are businessmen, entrepreneurs, academics,
journalists, and researchers. For purposes of academic study, I am
interested in being put in contact with families who have

1) lived overseas in a non-native English speaking country;
2) children who attended public schools there for any period
 between K and 9th grades;
3) now returned to their native English-speaking countries;
4) AND would be willing to complete a stamped mailed questionnaire.

My interest is an extension of a Toyota Foundation-funded study of
language minority students in Japanese public schools. The results of
this work have been published in Japanese, _Gaijin Seito ga Yatte
Kita_, Takahashi M. and Vaipae, S.V., Tokyo: Taishokan, 1996, and and
the English version is forthcoming. Now that we know what happens in
the second language schooling, it would be informative to discover the
varieties of cultural re-entry and return to schooling in the native
language.

If you have had this experience, or are acquainted with such a family,
I would very much appreciate your assistance in making these contacts.

Sincerely,
Sharon Vaipae

 Sharon Vaipae Ohtani Women's University
 Shigakudai Nishikiori Home tele 06-675-3810
 Tondabayashi-shi, Osaka 584 Japan email: ohtanigol.com
 "The truth shall make you odd." --Flannery O'Connor
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Message 2: Hayashi's History of English Lexicography

Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 17:29:22 +0100
From: Giovanni Iamartino <giiamartin.it>
Subject: Hayashi's History of English Lexicography

Dear Colleague,
	Although I have long been working on the history of English
lexicography, I have not yet been able to find a copy of Tetsuro
Hayashi's _A History of English Lexicography_ (Kaibunsha Publishing
Co., Tokyo 1968). Can anyone tell where I can find it -- preferably in
an Italian or a British library -- or help me to get a copy of it?
Thank you.

Giovanni IAMARTINO
Associate Professor of History of the English Language
University of Milan, Italy
giiamartin.it
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Message 3: Nonverbal Communication

Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 14:59:03 -0500
From: George Elgin, Suzette Haden Elgin <oclsipa.net>
Subject: Nonverbal Communication


I need specific references for two statistics that turn up everywhere
- including my own notes from grad school. One says that 65% of all
information in typical English speech is nonverbal; the other says 90%
of emotional information in English speech is nonverbal. I've found a
dozen references *to* these statistics, but none offering an original
source, although one cryptic note appears to credit Bolinger. Please
email me directly if you can help -- thanks.

Suzette Haden Elgin
oclsipa.net
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