LINGUIST List 8.232

Tue Feb 18 1997

Qs: Lang acq, Pragmatics, Riddle

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  1. Jules Levin, Lang acq
  2. ANNE BARRON (GERMAN) PG, interlanguage pragmatics
  3. Elena Suleymanova, riddle about a dog

Message 1: Lang acq

Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 14:14:33 -0500
From: Jules Levin <jflevinucrac1.ucr.edu>
Subject: Lang acq

I have a question for the list: Over the weekend I heard a report on
NPR regarding a child in England (judging from the accent) who did not
learn to speak until after age 8, and then only after a
left-hemisphere-ectomy, which cured the terrible seizures he had been
having from babyhood. This report stated that the case "challenged
the prevailing views of linguists regarding child acquisition [and
language locus as well, I assume...]. Where can I get more info on
this? Is it being discussed at a WEB site or on email? Please answer
to my personal email address (as well as LIST, if you do), because of
item (1) above. Thanks. Jules Levin
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Message 2: interlanguage pragmatics

Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 12:46:14 +0000 (GMT)
From: ANNE BARRON (GERMAN) PG <ABARRONollamh.ucd.ie>
Subject: interlanguage pragmatics

I am doing my PhD in the area of interlanguage pragmatics and am
wondering, if anyone knows of anyone in Austria who is interested in
this particular area of research. Many thanks, Anne Barron
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Message 3: riddle about a dog

Date: Mon, 10 Feb 97 09:13:09 +0300
From: Elena Suleymanova <helenai.botik.ru>
Subject: riddle about a dog

Dear all,

does anyone happen to know a riddle about a dog in English (meaning a
riddle to which the solution would be 'a dog')? (to those who might
think this is not a relevant query I would say that to some extent it
actually is, as I ran against this problem when translating a quite
serious piece of writing on semiotics).

Thanks,


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Elena Suleymanova | Program Systems Institute 
helenai.botik.ru | AI Research Center
lenamusic.botik.ru | Pereslavl-Zalessky 152140 RUSSIA
phone/fax (+7 08535) 20566, phone 98947 (office), 26363 (home)
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