LINGUIST List 11.2548

Sun Nov 26 2000

Qs: Origin of 'Conspiracy',Tools for Tree Diagrams

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  1. Joseph Tomei, Origin of the Term 'Conspiracy' in Generative Phonology and Linguistics
  2. Nick Reid, Java Tools for Tree Diagrams

Message 1: Origin of the Term 'Conspiracy' in Generative Phonology and Linguistics

Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 15:01:59 +0900
From: Joseph Tomei <jtomeikumagaku.ac.jp>
Subject: Origin of the Term 'Conspiracy' in Generative Phonology and Linguistics

Dear all,
I'm interested in the term 'conspiracy', used in Generative Phonology 
to discuss two rules that came together to produce a result that was 
impossible or very difficult to state with one rule and would like to 
trace its origin and usage. I'd also like to know how this differs 
from something which is epiphenomenal, i.e. appearing to be rule 
driven but actually only a secondary phenomenon and I would be 
interested if there is a formal definition of epiphenomenon in the 
linguistics literature. Please reply off-line and I will summarize.

thanks
joe

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Joseph Tomei
Kumamoto Gakuen Daigaku
jtomeikumagaku.ac.jp
http://www.kumagaku.ac.jp/teacher/~jtomei/homepage.htm
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Message 2: Java Tools for Tree Diagrams

Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 16:01:07 +1000
From: Nick Reid <nreidmetz.une.edu.au>
Subject: Java Tools for Tree Diagrams

I'm developing a range of online linguistics units to be delivered through
the WebCT environment, and among a variety of other resources I'm
developing online quizzes for both practice/feedback and assessment
purposes. For my introductory syntax unit I'm looking to build Java based
tools to enable students to draw tree diagrams. Am I reinventing the wheel?
Have any LL members already done this stuff, or know of others who have?
Please reply direct to nreidmetz.une.edu.au and I'll post a summary if
appropriate.

cheers

Nick

PS. My online units are password protected, but you can get general
'Welcome page' information at http://online.une.edu.au/info/units/_SLCL.html

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Dr Nicholas Reid
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
University of New England
Armidale 2351, AUSTRALIA

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