LINGUIST List 11.1783

Sun Aug 20 2000

Qs: Tools for Plotting Formant Values, Eng Idioms

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  1. Zsuzsanna Fagyal-Le Mentec, Tools for plotting formant values
  2. Lotfi, Query: Learning English idioms

Message 1: Tools for plotting formant values

Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 17:36:08 -0500
From: Zsuzsanna Fagyal-Le Mentec <>
Subject: Tools for plotting formant values

I am looking for a more efficient way of plotting formant frequencies on
an x-y axis. I have been using Microsoft Excel until recently but I am
currently trying to do this with a large corpus, and Excel requires way
too much work for this. I would welcome any suggestions for an
alternative method.
Please reply here:
Thank you,
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Message 2: Query: Learning English idioms

Date: 20 Aug 2000 15:08:18 EDT
From: Lotfi <>
Subject: Query: Learning English idioms

Dear Linguists,
I'm posting the query below on behalf of one of our students here at
Azad University. Please send emails to her at
<> or <>.
Ahmad R. Lotfi.
Dear Linguists,
I'm an MA student of TESOL at Azad University (Esfahan), and I'm
doing my MA proposal on learning English idioms. I want to see
if there's a difference in this regard between two types of verbal
idioms, viz. verbs followed by an internal argument (e.g. 'to break
news') and those preceded by an external argument (e.g. 'the Devil
take you'). Please let me know if you can think of ANY related
works, both theoretical and empirical, that I may review for my
Claudet Artoonian.
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