LINGUIST List 9.183

Sat Feb 7 1998

Qs: Word Origins,Corpus Ling,Ebonics,Medical Lang

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Directory

  1. Hartmut Spetzler, Word Origins CD
  2. Stefania Spina, Corpus Linguistics
  3. michael s hughes, Ebonics
  4. Dr. John H.V. Gilbert, Doctors Talking to Patients

Message 1: Word Origins CD

Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 16:54:34 -0700
From: Hartmut Spetzler <SpetzlerColorado.EDU>
Subject: Word Origins CD

Dear linguists, I am in search of a CD for a Mac that twould easily
yield information as to the origin and evolution of words. Can anyone
help my 86 year old father, who has difficulties reading form written
text in books, but can read from a computer screen.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Cheers, Hartmut Spetzler

NB! I would also be interested in a CD, but for a PC and I am not reading
impaired, just lazy.
Hartmut Spetzler
Geological Sciences/CIRES
Campus Box 216
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
Voice 303-492-6715
Fax 303-492-1149
URL(home page) http://spot.Colorado.EDU/~spetzler/
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Message 2: Corpus Linguistics

Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 11:16:27 +0100
From: Stefania Spina <sspinambox.vol.it>
Subject: Corpus Linguistics

Does anybody know when the expression "corpus linguistics" has been
used for the first time to indicate a new field in language studies,
based on the use of machine-readable corpora?

Thank you

- --------------------------------------
Dott. Stefania Spina
Universita' per Stranieri
Piazza Fortebraccio, 4
06100 Perugia, Italy
tel: 0039-75-5002765 (home)
 0039-75-5746615 (office)
sspinambox.vol.it
http://www.umbrars.com/lingua
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Message 3: Ebonics

Date: Sat, 07 Feb 1998 03:07:41 -0500
From: michael s hughes <michaelakingearthlink.net>
Subject: Ebonics

 I am a student at Howard University pursuring a degree in
Educational Psychology. Presently I am doing research on African
American Vernacular English "Ebonics" (a term that I really like by
the way). I am becoming more and more intriqued by it as I explore
it. If there is any information that you feel may be helpful to my
pursuits and if you have the time please contact me.

 Thank you for your consideration of this matter.


Sincerely,

Michael S. Hughes

MichaelaKingEarthlink.net
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Message 4: Doctors Talking to Patients

Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 06:56:00 -0800
From: Dr. John H.V. Gilbert <johnhvgunixg.ubc.ca>
Subject: Doctors Talking to Patients


We are running a project entitled "Informed Shared Decision Making",
focussing on doctor to patient interactions. We would much appreciate
any citations relating to doctor/patient talk. Please respond
directly to me, rather than to the List. Our sincere thanks for your
help.

	John Gilbert
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