LINGUIST List 9.1255

Fri Sep 11 1998

Qs: Names, Classroom Disc, "Imaginarnity", Software

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  1. Emmanuel Aquino, Changes in naming patterns
  2. shane.drews, Classroom Discourse
  3. Raija S Solatie, [** ISO-8859-1 charset **] About "Imagin\228rit\228t"
  4. Takame Ueki Sabine, System Commander Deluxe

Message 1: Changes in naming patterns

Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 11:18:54 +0800 (SGT)
From: Emmanuel Aquino <>
Subject: Changes in naming patterns

I'm a student at Universiti Brunei Darussalam hoping you can provide
assistance with my project paper, on naming patterns in the Philippines. My
study is working on the hypothesis that the distinction between 'Filipino'
names and English names is becoming blurred and that language contact
results not only in lexical but in onomastic transfer and borrowing. I am
collecting 'Filipino' names and nicknames across generations and classifying
them according to their degrees of English-ness or Filipino-ness through
morphological and phonological analyses.
Are you aware of any articles/theses related to what I'm doing? Or could you
direct me to anyone that might be able to help? Please send any comments
direct to me. 
Thanks for your time! 
Emmanuel Aquino <>
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Message 2: Classroom Discourse

Date: Wed, 09 Sep 1998 23:09:48 -0700 (MST)
From: shane.drews <>
Subject: Classroom Discourse

 I'm working on my thesis which looks at classroom discourse. In 
particular, what, if anything, transpires during the hiring procedures which 
might affect classroom discourse *before* the instructor actually begins 
teaching. For example, when I worked in Taiwan one school had perspective 
teachers complete a questionnaire about preconceived ideas regarding the 
Taiwanese/Chinese and that culture. After the interview, I dwelled on these 
questions and am unsure in what ways, if any, this hiring procedure may have 
affected the subsequent classroom discourse. 
 Thus, my questions revolve around this experience. Have other 
instructors had similar experiences? What effect, if any, do you think 
application procedures (questionnaires, surveys, interview questions) might 
have on classroom discourse? What value do you put on procedures such as 
this? In what ways do these procedures benefit students? Or do they? 
 My focus is Asian contexts and (young) adult learners, but any EFL 
data are greatly appreciated. Actual hard copies of any of the material would 
be a boon to the thesis. Any other resources, addresses or web-sites would 
be most welcome. 
 Please reply off-list to the address below. Provided there is enough 
interest, I will post a summary. Moreover, since this is an academic paper, 
see the disclaimer below. Thank you for your assistance. Shane. 
Shane M. Drews 
e-mail address: 
Arizona State University 
Tempe, AZ 85287 USA
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Message 3: [** ISO-8859-1 charset **] About "Imagin\228rit\228t"

Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 21:36:46 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Raija S Solatie <>
Subject: [** ISO-8859-1 charset **] About "Imagin\228rit\228t"

Hello my colleages,

I am a Finnish specialist in French and in German, and I am plannig to do
research on "imaginarity" in those languages. I don't know exactly yet on
which grammatical structures I am going to concetrate, but I would be
very happy if anyone knows if there existe any studies at all on
"imaginarity" in linguistic framework?

Thanks for advance from Finland!
Mrs Raija Solatie
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Message 4: System Commander Deluxe

Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 14:28:34 +1100
From: Takame Ueki Sabine <>
Subject: System Commander Deluxe

"Does anybody have experience using products like SYSTEM COMMANDER DELUXE
with Windows 98 (English) and with Windows 95(or 98) (Japanese)?"
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Takame Ueki-Sabine

School of Asian Languages and Studies
University of Tasmania
GPO Box 252-91, Hobart, Tasmania 
Australia 7001
<Ph> 61-3-6226-2360
<Fax> 61-3-6226-7813
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