LINGUIST List 12.560

Wed Feb 28 2001

Qs: SVCs/Papuan/Austronesian, Internet2 and Ling

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  1. Miriam van Staden, SVCs/Papuan & Austronesian languages
  2. Geoffrey S. Nathan, Internet2 and Linguistics

Message 1: SVCs/Papuan & Austronesian languages

Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 10:05:34 +0100
From: Miriam van Staden <>
Subject: SVCs/Papuan & Austronesian languages

Dear colleagues,

A few months ago we started a project on "Event conceptualization and
event report in serial verb constructions in Austronesian and Papuan
languages" - a project sponsored by the German Research Society (DFG)
and partly by the MPI for Psycholinguistics. In the meantime we have
built up a first data base, but for typological research we still need
more, and more specific, information on the topic than we can find in
the literature. Therefore we would like to ask those of you working on
Austronesian and/or Papuan languages for your cooperation (which we will 
acknowledge not only in future publications, of course,
but also by offering you access to this data base!). On the web-server
of the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics you will find the
Please visit this page to find a questionnaire. We kindly ask you to
fill in this questionnaire and submit it. We will process all incoming
reactions and merge them with our already existing data base.
We are very much looking forward to hearing from you and to receiving
your filled-in questionnaires.
Yours sincerely,
 Miriam van Staden, Gunter Senft

Miriam van Staden
Gunter Senft
MPI for Psycholinguistics
PB 310
NL-6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands

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Message 2: Internet2 and Linguistics

Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 08:32:06 -0600
From: Geoffrey S. Nathan <>
Subject: Internet2 and Linguistics

For reasons unrelated to being a linguist, I am now coordinator of our 
University's membership in Internet2. In searching for applications that 
make crucial use of the high bandwidth that I2 affords I am now wondering 
whether there are any linguists who make use of I2 in their research or 
teaching. I will be glad to summarize to the list if I find 
anything. Many thanks.

Geoff Nathan

Geoffrey S. Nathan
Department of Linguistics
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Carbondale, IL, 62901-4517
Phone: (618) 453-3421 (Office) / FAX (618) 453-6527
 (618) 549-0106 (Home)
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