LINGUIST List 9.1050

Sun Jul 19 1998

Qs: Lang Map, Phonology (2), Genitive

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Directory

  1. Mari Broman Olsen, Map of the world's languages
  2. Gareth Gaskell, Phonological Clusters of Semantically Similar Words
  3. Susan Fischer, Phonological Processing
  4. J. Kingston Cowart, Shift Away from Genitive in English

Message 1: Map of the world's languages

Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 12:57:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mari Broman Olsen <molsenumiacs.umd.edu>
Subject: Map of the world's languages

Does anyone publish a wall-sized map of the worlds languages, or
language families?

Thanks.

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University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
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University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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Message 2: Phonological Clusters of Semantically Similar Words

Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 10:33:27 +0100
From: Gareth Gaskell <gareth.gaskellmrc-apu.cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Phonological Clusters of Semantically Similar Words

There are fairly well known clusters of similar sounding words that
also mean similar things, such as glimmer, glisten and glint or
sneeze, snort and snore. Does anyone know of any work carried out on
these clusters? I would be particularly interested to find out about
research looking at the prevalence of these clusters in the lexicon,
or their effects on new word formation, but any references to
linguistic or psycholinguistic research would be most welcome.

Thanks for your help,

Gareth Gaskell


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Message 3: Phonological Processing

Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 07:30:29 +0000
From: Susan Fischer <sdfncrritvax.isc.rit.edu>
Subject: Phonological Processing

Does anyone know of literature that addresses the following question?

What phonological or phonetic features are more or less difficult to
perceive as the speed/compression of speech increases? I'll be glad
to summarize any responses for the list. TIA

Susan Fischer 
e-mail: fischerdirectory.rit.edu 
NTID/RIT phone: 1-716-475-6558 (v/TTY) 
fax: 1-716-475-6500
Dept. Of Applied Language & Cognition Research
52 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623-5604
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Message 4: Shift Away from Genitive in English

Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 19:30:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: J. Kingston Cowart <jkcowartcari.net>
Subject: Shift Away from Genitive in English

There seems to have been a shift over the years away from the use of
the genitive in some English constructions.

PREVIOUS STANDARD PRACTICE: 
 "Your looking good in that blazer doesn't surprise me."

CURRENT COMMON PRACTICE:
 "*You* looking good in that blazer doesn't surprise me."

PREVIOUS STANDARD PRACTICE: 
 "We were happy with his getting good grades."

 CURRENT COMMON PRACTICE:
 "We were happy with *him* getting good grades."

Is there any research on this shift?

Have LINGUIST list members any comments with respect to it?

Sincerely

J. Kingston Cowart
San Diego, California
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