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Query Details

Query Subject:   Old High & Middle High German
Author:   Gert Webelhuth
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s):  German

Query:   Several of my students are working on the syntax and morphology of earlier
stages of German. How much of the corpus of Old High German and Middle High
German is computerized? Has any member of the list done any computerized
searches and could share some experiences or give me some pointers as to
where such texts might be available or how to find out more about this? I
would greatly appreciate your help!

Gert Webelhuth

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Gert Webelhuth
Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3155

My homepage: http://www.unc.edu/~gert
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Sat, 18 Jan 1997 17:05:55 -0500 (EST)
Francisco Ordonez

I am trying to get some judgments about clitic pronouns in
Judeo-Spanish. If there is someone who has access to a native speaker,
who might be willing to serve as an informant. Please, contact me at:


Many Thanks,

Francisco Ordonez

Francisco Ordonez
Linguistics Program
Graduate Center, CUNY
33 West 42 Street
New York, NY 10036

Mon, 20 Jan 1997 09:52:57 +0100
Jeff Marck
Euro Oceanists need ListProc

Linguist List Subscribers:

The European Society for Oceanists (ESFO) is seeking a host institution for
an email list. They are in need of a ListProc system and have members in
most of the larger European institutions and a number of the smaller ones
who could actually apply for and maintain the list.

I would be grateful for the names of contact persons managing ListProc
systems in Europe where the nostion of the system's mission might include
support for a European society of Oceanic anthropologists.

Thank you,

Jeff Marck for ESFO

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Jeff Marck jeff.marck@anu.edu.au

Institut for Antropologi, University of Copenhagen
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Sat, 18 Jan 1997 09:46:28 -0500 (EST)
Miriam Meyerhoff
bilabial trill: follow-up Q

Further to the frequency/distribution of bilabial trills:

In Uripiv, there are trills but no fricatives. I wonder how often it is the
case that the trills are in complementary distribution with fricatives?

Miriam Meyerhoff
University of Pennsylvania
LL Issue: 8.64
Date posted: 21-Jan-1997


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