LINGUIST List 11.2042

Mon Sep 25 2000

Qs: Automated Pitch Analysis,Undergrad Ling Major

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  1. Sean Armstrong, Software for Automated Pitch Analysis
  2. Richrd Cameron, Help with Proposal for Undergrad Major in Linguistics

Message 1: Software for Automated Pitch Analysis

Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 00:39:19 -0700
From: Sean Armstrong <seadancwuwildcats.com>
Subject: Software for Automated Pitch Analysis

I am currently writing my thesis comparing Northwest American English
and Taiwanese ESL students' intonation and pitch accent. While looking
on the internet I found references to ToBI referencing system. Is there
any possible way of automating such a pitch analysis? Currently I use an
Mac, and the Praat speech analysis program. I am on a very limited
budget ( starving student!!!) so any advice for low cost or free tools
would be gretly appreciated. In addition, I would like to know if any of
you have used an alternative system for describing pitch accent or other
prosodic features of non-traditional English dialects.

Thank you for your help and expertise!
Sean Armstrong

seadancwuwildcats.com
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Message 2: Help with Proposal for Undergrad Major in Linguistics

Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 10:06:46 -0500
From: Richrd Cameron <rcameronuic.edu>
Subject: Help with Proposal for Undergrad Major in Linguistics

	We need your help. We are attempting to develop and then propose an 
undergraduate major in Linguistics at the University of Illinois at 
Chicago. The major will have two sub-concentrations: Computational 
Linguistics and/or Socio-/Psycholinguistics. This major would be offered 
through the Department of English, a department primarily devoted to 
literature but also with a sizeable component focusing on rhetoric, 
ethnography of literacy, English education, and ESL.
	We need information to help us make a case that an undergraduate major in 
Linguistics is worthwhile. To this end, we pose 3 questions and hope that 
readers of Linguist List can help.

	A) Do you know of any English Departments which offer majors in 
Linguistics? (Preferably at State Universities)
B) At State Universities which currently offer an undergraduate major, how 
many majors do you have?
C) What could a student with a BA in Linguistics expect to do with the 
degree beyond school?

	Any help of any sort would be greatly appreciated.

	Please respond to Richard Cameron (rcameronuic.edu)

	Thanks.
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