LINGUIST List 9.834

Fri Jun 5 1998

Qs: WECOL,Heritage Lang Learners,Minidisc,Books

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  • Adam Zachary Wyner, WECOL publications and reference
  • sm167, Heritage Lang Learners
  • Dr James M Scobbie, minidisc for field work
  • Valentin Gostev, need a book

    Message 1: WECOL publications and reference

    Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 18:31:38 +0300
    From: Adam Zachary Wyner <>
    Subject: WECOL publications and reference

    Dear Colleagues,

    I have been trying for some time to get information about the proceedings of the Western States Conference on Linguistics -- WECOL - held annually in the US. I have already contacted one of the assistants at this year's WECOL at Arizona State University, Prof. Samiian at California State University at Fresno, who was (is?) the editor of the proceedings, and a department secretary at CSUFresno; they either don't reply to my inquiries or seem not to have ready access to information about the proceedings. I have not found the proceedings in libraries in Israel, nor were they at Cornell University. So, I am turning to you. First, I would like to order WECOL proceedings. If anyone has information about back issues (tables of contents, titles, authors) and information about how to order, please send it to me. If you, like me, have had problems ordering proceedings or locating it in your library, perhaps the distributor of the proceedings should know this. Second, I need the full bibliographic reference to a paper of mine, including page numbers. The paper is: Wyner, Adam Z.. 1989. "The Semantics of Adverbs and the Perception Problem." In Vida Samiian (ed.) Proceedings of the Western States Conference on Linguistics, California State University, Fresno, CA. I very much appreciate your help with this inquiry. Best, Adam Wyner - --------------------------- Dr. Adam Zachary Wyner Department of English, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, 52900, Israel

    Message 2: Heritage Lang Learners

    Date: Tue, 02 Jun 98 15:57 EDT
    From: sm167 <>
    Subject: Heritage Lang Learners

    In the spring term of 1999, I will be teaching a new course on issues and research regarding heritage language learners. The primary focus will be on heritage learners of Chinese, Korean, Spanish and other languages yet to be determined.

    If any of you know of particularly good research articles or collections of articles -- or better yet, have information on courses about heritage language learners being taught or in development -- I'd be most grateful. If there's sufficient interest by other members of the List, I'll post a summary of any data I obtain.

    Thanks, and best wishes,

    Scott McGinnis University of Maryland

    Message 3: minidisc for field work

    Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 10:03:12 +0100
    From: Dr James M Scobbie <>
    Subject: minidisc for field work

    Does anyone use mini disc format for field recordings and/or playback for digitising in the lab?

    I'm used to DAT, portable and desktop. They come in at about 500, and have the drawback that cue/review & tape pausing is pretty hard on tapes and tends to chew them up. Mini disc is cheaper for the machine and can pause, cue & review much more safely, so I'm thinking of buying one. Does anyone have experience of their use in audio field recordings?

    One alternative might be write-able CDs for audio. For digitised data, they're wonderful, and the writers are cheap. What about for audio? Are there any portable audio CD writers? CD will be around for a long time, I imagine, and everybody has a CD player, so these are two big plus points over mindisc, but all cases of audio data on CD that I know of were captured usong another format, such as DAT, and transferred.

    Please mail me with your experiences/advice. I'll summarise.

    Jim Scobbie

    Message 4: need a book

    Date: Fri, 05 Jun 1998 06:10:26 +0300
    From: Valentin Gostev <>
    Subject: need a book

    Dear Linguist.

    Could you help me,pleae.I need some books but I dont know where I can find it.

    They are:

    1. Bach K.Harnich Linguistics,communication and speech acts. Cambrige 1980

    2. Balmer Th., Brennestuhl W. Speech act classification. Berlin , 1981

    3. Fraser B. Hedged perfomatives, sintax and semantics Vol 3 Speech Acts

    4. Seech G.N. Principles of Pragmatics. NG., 1983

    I need this books of only few pages from them for my reseach. Help me please. Thank you very much. Mike. send me please your reply