LINGUIST List 9.1050

Sun Jul 19 1998

Qs: Lang Map, Phonology (2), Genitive

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Directory

  • Mari Broman Olsen, Map of the world's languages
  • Gareth Gaskell, Phonological Clusters of Semantically Similar Words
  • Susan Fischer, Phonological Processing
  • J. Kingston Cowart, Shift Away from Genitive in English

    Message 1: Map of the world's languages

    Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 12:57:12 -0400 (EDT)
    From: Mari Broman Olsen <molsenumiacs.umd.edu>
    Subject: Map of the world's languages


    Does anyone publish a wall-sized map of the worlds languages, or language families?

    Thanks.

    ******** Mari Broman Olsen, Research Associate University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies 3141 A.V. Williams Building University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742

    EMAIL: molsenumiacs.umd.edu PHONE: (301) 405-6754 FAX: (301) 314-9658 WEB: http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~molsen *********

    Message 2: Phonological Clusters of Semantically Similar Words

    Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 10:33:27 +0100
    From: Gareth Gaskell <gareth.gaskellmrc-apu.cam.ac.uk>
    Subject: Phonological Clusters of Semantically Similar Words


    There are fairly well known clusters of similar sounding words that also mean similar things, such as glimmer, glisten and glint or sneeze, snort and snore. Does anyone know of any work carried out on these clusters? I would be particularly interested to find out about research looking at the prevalence of these clusters in the lexicon, or their effects on new word formation, but any references to linguistic or psycholinguistic research would be most welcome.

    Thanks for your help,

    Gareth Gaskell

    ================================================================== Dr. Gareth Gaskell - ---------------------------------------------------------------- MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit Fax: 01223 359062 15 Chaucer Road Phone: 01223 355294 xt 620 Cambridge CB2 2EF Email: gareth.gaskellmrc-apu.cam.ac.uk UK http://www.mrc-apu.cam.ac.uk/personal/gareth.gaskell ==================================================================

    Message 3: Phonological Processing

    Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 07:30:29 +0000
    From: Susan Fischer <sdfncrritvax.isc.rit.edu>
    Subject: Phonological Processing


    Does anyone know of literature that addresses the following question?

    What phonological or phonetic features are more or less difficult to perceive as the speed/compression of speech increases? I'll be glad to summarize any responses for the list. TIA

    Susan Fischer e-mail: fischerdirectory.rit.edu NTID/RIT phone: 1-716-475-6558 (v/TTY) fax: 1-716-475-6500 Dept. Of Applied Language & Cognition Research 52 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623-5604

    Message 4: Shift Away from Genitive in English

    Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 19:30:45 -0400 (EDT)
    From: J. Kingston Cowart <jkcowartcari.net>
    Subject: Shift Away from Genitive in English


    There seems to have been a shift over the years away from the use of the genitive in some English constructions.

    PREVIOUS STANDARD PRACTICE: "Your looking good in that blazer doesn't surprise me."

    CURRENT COMMON PRACTICE: "*You* looking good in that blazer doesn't surprise me."

    PREVIOUS STANDARD PRACTICE: "We were happy with his getting good grades."

    CURRENT COMMON PRACTICE: "We were happy with *him* getting good grades."

    Is there any research on this shift?

    Have LINGUIST list members any comments with respect to it?

    Sincerely

    J. Kingston Cowart San Diego, California <jkcowartcari-net>