xenolinguistics: sum

Sheri Wells Jensen swellsj at BGNET.BGSU.EDU
Fri Feb 9 19:10:50 UTC 2001

Hello, Folks,

A few weeks ago, I posted a question about references in xenolinguistics
for an up-coming summer seminar.  Here's a summary.  There is lots of good
stuff; thanks to all of you for your help.  any errors in the citations are
a result of inaccurate bibliographic work on my part.

The only reference I was completely unable to track down was an interview
that Chomsky gave to Omni magazine.  If anyone knows how to get a hold of
that intriguing, little gem, do let us all know!

My (randomly) annotated bibliography will certainly grow by quite a bit in
the next few weeks.  If anyone would like the whole thing once it's done,
let me know and I'll be happy to send it along.

** ** **

My thanks to:

E. O. Batchelder
Alan Dench
Holger Diessel
Suzette Haden Elgin
Victor Golla
Clayton Gillespie
Paul J Hopper
Sunny Hyon
Esa Itkonen
William Mann
Rick Morneau
David Nash
Dianne Patterson
Noel Rude
Jess Tauber
Marina Yaguello

Carstairs-McCarthy, Andrew. 1999. The origins of complex language. New
York: Oxford University Press.

CONLANG (constructed languages discussion list( subscribe at
LISTSERV at brownvm.brown.edu

Dembski, William. 1998. The design inference: eliminating chance through
small probabilities. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Elgin, Suzette haden. 1984. Native tongue. Daw.

Elgin, Suzette Haden. The Linguistics and SF Newsletter.

Elliott J, Atwell, E and Whyte B. 2000. Language identification in unknown
signals. in Proceeding of COLING'2000, 18th International Conference on
Computational Linguistics, pages 1021-1026, Association for Computational
Linguistics (ACL) and Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, San Francisco.

Elliott J, Atwell, E and Whyte B. 2000. Increasing our ignorance of
language: identifying language structure in an unknown signal. in
Daelemans W (ed) Proceedings of CoNLL-2000: International Conference on
Computational Natural Language Learning, Lisbon, Portugal.

Elliott J and Atwell E. 1999. Language in signals: the detection of
generic species-independent intelligent language features in symbolic and
oral communications. in Proceedings of the 50th International
Astronautical Congress, paper IAA-99-IAA.9.1.08, Amsterdam. International
Astronautical Federation, Paris.

Elliott J and Atwell E. 2000. Is anybody out there?: the detection of
intelligent and generic language-like features. In Journal of the British
Interplanetary Society, volume 53 no.1/2 pages 13-22, British
Interplanetary Society, London.

Frawley, William. Linguistic Semantics.

Freudenthal, Hans. 1960.  LINCOS. Design of a language for cosmic
intercourse. Amsterdam: North-Holland

Hockett, C. F. 1960. The origin of speech. Scientific American. V203 #3, 88-96.

Laycock, Donald C. 1987. The languages of Utopia, in
Utopias, ed. by Eugene A Kamenka. Melbourne: Oxford University
Press. p144-78.

Lewis C. S. 1990. The cosmic trilogy. London : Pan in association with
Bodley Head. (Out of the Silent Planet,
Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength)

Nossal, Gustav J V 1993. Life, death and the immune system.
Scientific American, September,  p. 52-62.

Pepperberg, Irene. The Alex studies: cognitive and communicative abilities
of grey parrots. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Pinker, Steven. 1994. The language instinct. New York: W. Morrow and Co.

Tomasello, M. 1999. The cultural origins of human cognition. Cambridge:
Harvard University Press.

Whaley, Lindsay. 1996. Introduction to linguistic typology. Sage
Publications Inc.

Yaguello, Marina. 1993. Lunatic lovers of language. London: Athlone Press.

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Dr. Sheri Wells-Jensen
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Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
(419) 372-8935
swellsj at bgnet.bgsu.edu

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