6.1718, Qs: L2 Eng corpora, Closed syllables, Root words in Africa

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-6-1718. Thu Dec 7 1995. ISSN: 1068-4875. Lines:  108
 
Subject: 6.1718, Qs: L2 Eng corpora, Closed syllables, Root words in Africa
 
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1)
Date:  Tue, 05 Dec 1995 22:58:09 EST
From:  HAMILTN at UNIVSCVM.CSD.SCAROLINA.EDU (Bob)
Subject:       L2 English Corpora
 
2)
Date:  Tue, 05 Dec 1995 19:04:24 EST
From:  theriaal at ERE.UMontreal.CA (Theriault Alain)
Subject:  Query: non-final closed syllables
 
3)
Date:  Mon, 04 Dec 1995 19:41:46 EST
From:  EFWAGNER at aol.com
Subject:  Root words common in Africa
 
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1)
Date:  Tue, 05 Dec 1995 22:58:09 EST
From:  HAMILTN at UNIVSCVM.CSD.SCAROLINA.EDU (Bob)
Subject:       L2 English Corpora
 
 
Does anyone know of a corpus of SECOND LANGUAGE ENGLISH by adult
native JAPANESE learners of English (or a corpus which includes enough
such Japanese speakers that I could search just the data from those
Japanese speakers)?  It would not need to be grammatically tagged,
since I will basically be examining the use of reflexives by searching
for occurrences of "self/selves".  It would be helpful if the
proficiencies of the learners were indicated in some way.
 
I have already queried the Corpora list with no luck.
 
Thanks,
Bob Hamilton, University of South Carolina
hamilton at sc.edu
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2)
Date:  Tue, 05 Dec 1995 19:04:24 EST
From:  theriaal at ERE.UMontreal.CA (Theriault Alain)
Subject:  Query: non-final closed syllables
 
Dear fellow linguists, I am a mastering student at Universite de
Montreal and I am working on a declarative way to parse
syllables. Now, my problem is that I need examples of phonological
phenomenons that occur in closed syllables that are NOT word final. In
French, there is an assimilation between the open and closed e in
final closed syllables [sede] vs [sEd] etc. So I'm looking for the
oposit of this...
	I'll sum up if anything comes out of this.
 
Thank you
 
Alain Theriault                              |  "The problem with the future
Etudiant a la maitrise                       |  is that it keeps on turning
Departement de linguistique et traduction    |  into the present"
Universite de Montreal                       |
theriaal at ere.umontreal.ca                    |   Hobbes (by Bill Waterson)
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3)
Date:  Mon, 04 Dec 1995 19:41:46 EST
From:  EFWAGNER at aol.com
Subject:  Root words common in Africa
 
I am trying to do some syudy concerning words that are common in
various regions of Africa. If not the same, at least fairly close.
 
The words I am researching are:
 
Woman - Man - Child - Hunt - Fish - Track - Spoor - Meat - Kill -
Water - Lake - River- Elephant - Lion - Cat - Moon - Sun - Star - Rain
and Storm
 
The regions ( Countries ) I am lookinhg at are Ethiopia - Sudan -
Kenya - Tanzania - Zaire - Egypt - and stretching a bit Yemen - and
South Yemen.
 
Any help to my study would be appreciated.
 
Thanks;
 
Ed. Wagner
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