LINGUIST List 8.724

Wed May 14 1997

Qs: Comitatives, Symbols/HTML, Phonotactics

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  1. Thomas Stolz, comitatives
  2. Alicia Spiegel, Phonetic symbols in HTML
  3. Bart de Boer, Phonotactics

Message 1: comitatives

Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 19:01:55 +0200
From: Thomas Stolz <>
Subject: comitatives

dear colleagues,

this is no call for papers in the ordinary sense of the word.
rather, we are looking for titles of publications that, in one
way or another, deal with comitatives, instrumentals, abessives,
and sundry categories. we have already collected some 500 odd
pertinent titles for our project bibliography which we are
planning to publish early in 1999. notwithstanding the high
number of titles we already have at our disposal, we would like
everyone who has ever written on comitatives and related phenomena
(no matter in what framework or for what purpose, no matter in or
about which language, our interests
range from etymology to participant relations) to send us the full
bibliographical details (including information about the languages
put under scrutiny in the paper/book). we will then include you
and your work in our bibliography. in case you can afford to send us
an offprint or a copy of your papers, we would be very glad to
store them in our comitative-archive (it contains already more than
400 offprints, etc.). unpublished dissertations etc. are welcome
as well. the bibliography and the archive will be made available to
the interested linguist as soon as possible.

send your mail to

thomas stolz
universitaet bremen
fb 10: linguistik
pf 330 440
d-28 344 bremen

fax: ++49-421-218 7801 (new number!)

thanks in advance. best wishes. thomas stolz.
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Message 2: Phonetic symbols in HTML

Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 13:01:37 -0500
From: Alicia Spiegel <>
Subject: Phonetic symbols in HTML

 I am working on putting material on the Web in HTML that
contains Phonetic Symbols. I am having trouble locating a way to
write in HTML the symbolfor an open o [cardinal vowel No. 6: lower-mid
back rounded]. Please let me know how to write this symbol, if
possible, or of any references in which I may find the answer.

Thank you for your help.

Alicia Spiegel
JPCL Research Assistant
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901

Alicia P. Spiegel
Department of Linguistics, Faner Hall
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901

fax: (618)549-9962
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Message 3: Phonotactics

Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 11:13:55 +0200
From: Bart de Boer <>
Subject: Phonotactics

Can anybody provide me with pointers to books and articles on the
possible phonotactics and syllable structures of languages? What I am
looking for are relatively theory-free, data-oriented descriptions of
the possible combinations of sounds that can form syllables in the
world's languages. 


Bart de Boer
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