LINGUIST List 9.1107

Thu Aug 6 1998

Qs: ASL, Halliday, Phonemic Tables, Accidental Gap

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  1. Larry Trask, ASL
  2. jianli, Halliday Works on WWW
  3. Mail4RTodd, PHONEMIC INVENTORIES/TABLES
  4. C. Lin, Accidental Gap?

Message 1: ASL

Date: Mon, 3 Aug 1998 18:00:15 +0100 (BST)
From: Larry Trask <larrytcogs.susx.ac.uk>
Subject: ASL

I'm preparing a second edition of my popular book Language: The
Basics, and I'm putting in some new material on sign languages.
Therefore I want to suggest some suitable further reading. For
British Sign Language, this is easy, since there are several popular
introductions to BSL available in bookshops over here. But our
bookshops don't stock works on American Sign Language. So, can
anybody recommend (with full references, please) one or two fairly
recent popular introductions to ASL? Thanks.

Larry Trask
COGS
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH
England

larrytcogs.susx.ac.uk
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Message 2: Halliday Works on WWW

Date: Mon, 3 Aug 1998 15:52:41 -0000
From: jianli <jianliguomai.sh.cn>
Subject: Halliday Works on WWW

I'm trying to gain access to M.A.K. Halliday works on internet. I'd
be very pleased if I could be informed of the address(s).
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Message 3: PHONEMIC INVENTORIES/TABLES

Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 10:20:29 EDT
From: Mail4RTodd <Mail4RToddaol.com>
Subject: PHONEMIC INVENTORIES/TABLES


Hi all,

I'm presently working on aspects of phonetic/phonological
assimilation/interference of L1 into a frequently used L2 (English in
this case).

Does any one know of any non-commercial resource (whether online, or
better still, FTP-able) hightlighting the phonemes currently used in
any number of Languages, Creoles, or Pidgins?

Although I'd be grateful for data on mainland European languages, the
areas of particular interest are the Caribbean and Indian
sub-continent.

Any useful replies will be summarized and posted to the list.

Thanks in advance.


Richard Todd


Speech and Hearing Research Group Forensic Audio Unit Department of
Computer Science The Delta- Laboratory University of Sheffield Fusion
Corporation Research & Development Sheffield, UK, S1 4DP. Nottingham,
UK, NG3 2HR.

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 1879 Tel: +44 (0) 115 924 2696 email:
R.Todddcs.shef.ac.uk email: Mail4RToddaol.com
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Message 4: Accidental Gap?

Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 07:58:33 +0800
From: C. Lin <cclincc.ntnu.edu.tw>
Subject: Accidental Gap?

We were discussing the accidental gap the other day in our
introductory class. One of us raised a pretty nice and interesting
question about accidental gap in English. Is BIC still an accidental
gap in English now? The reason is that BIC has been used for some
decades and native speakers of English might have already filled the
"gap". Thank you.

Chih Lin
NTNU, Taiwan
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