Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

The Language Hoax

By John H. McWhorter

The Language Hoax "argues that that all humans process life the same way, regardless of their language."


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Language and Development in Africa

By H. Ekkehard Wolff

Language and Development in Africa "discusses the resourcefulness of languages, both local and global, in view of the ongoing transformation of African societies as much as for economic development.. "


The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world. LINGUIST is a free resource, run by linguistics students and faculty, and supported primarily by your donations. Please support LINGUIST List during the 2016 Fund Drive.

Summary Details


Query:   Sum: Product names
Author:  Olaf Husby
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics

Summary:   - -----------

INITIAL QUERY:

A LOCAL COMPANY ASKED US TO EVALUATE A NUMBER OF POTENTIAL PRODUCT NAMES
FOR USE INTERNATIONALLY. THE EVALUATION WAS TO FOCUS ON ASSOCIATIONS CAUSED
BY SPEECH SOUNDS (PSYCO-PHONETICS, PSYCHO-LINGUISTICS) AND POSSIBLY ON
ETYMOLOGY.

UNFORTUNATELY OUR PROJECT NEVER GOT STARTED BECAUSE OF PURELY PRACTICAL
REASONS. WE REGRET THIS SINCE WE HAD ALREADY GOTTEN SO MANY USEFUL
REFERENCES. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SHOWED INTEREST IN OUR PROJECT!

WE WERE CONTACTED BY:
/GILLIAN COLLINS (100634.3127@COMPUSERVE.COM)
IZZY (ISRAEL) COHEN (IZZY@TELAVIV.NDSOFT.COM)
JASON HANDBY (JASON@PAVILION.CO.UK)
WEN-CHAO LI (WEN-CHAO.LI@PHONETICS.OXFORD.AC.UK)
JUSSI KARLGREN (JUSSI@SICS.SE)
Z. S. BOND (ZBOND1@OHIOU.EDU)
MARTIN WEIKMANN (WEIKMANN@GEWI.KFUNIGRAZ.AC.AT)
BRUCE CONNELL (BRUCE.CONNELL@ANTHROPOLOGY.OXFORD.AC.UK)
CHRISTOPHE RETHORE (RETHORE@ERE.UMONTREAL.CA)
ROD CASALI (CASALI@JUNO.COM)
ROSLYN BLYN-LADREW (JLADREW@CHESCO.COM)

SOME INTERESTING REFERENCES:
FONGY,

LL Issue: 8.581
Date Posted: 24-Apr-1997
Original Query: Read original query