LINGUIST List 4.251

Wed 07 Apr 1993

Qs: E-mail in France, multistratalism, parsers, formants

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  1. , EMAIL in France
  2. , Query: Arguments for/against Multistratalism
  3. Roland Stuckardt, Grammars/Parsers for English Language?
  4. , Query: Formants 3 and 4

Message 1: EMAIL in France

Date: Sun, 4 Apr 1993 15:35 EST EMAIL in France
Subject: EMAIL in France

Dear colleagues,

 I am planning on being in Paris from mid-June through
mid-August. Does anyone have a suggestion for a way to
remain e-mail connected? Is it possible to get a guest
id at the Sorbonne (where I shall be studying), for example?

 Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

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Message 2: Query: Arguments for/against Multistratalism

Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1993 19:30:57 +Query: Arguments for/against Multistratalism
From: <>
Subject: Query: Arguments for/against Multistratalism

I am seeking references to *recent* *easily accessible* arguments within a
Relational-Grammar framework for the hypothesis that a given nominal may
bear more than one or two grammatical relations in the derivation of a
given clause in a given language, or that multiple strata are necessary to
account for some syntactic phenomena in some language. (References to
arguments against this hypothesis also welcome; i'm preparing a critical

By 'recent' i mean basically 'more recent than the papers contained in the
3rd volume of Studies in Relational Grammar (1990, University of Chicago
Press)'. By 'easily accessible', i mean either (1) published somewhere
where i can easily get at it/them, or (2) easily available from their
authors. If you're bringing to my attention a paper in this second
category, please include some address (electronic or snail) info on the
author; if you yourself are the author, i'd appreciate it if you'd send me
a copy of the paper, at either address below.

If there's sufficient response/interest, i'll post a list of references.


Dr. Steven Schaufele c/o Department of Linguistics
712 West Washington Ave. University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801 4088 Foreign Languages Building
 707 South Mathews Street
217-344-8240 Urbana, IL 61801
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Message 3: Grammars/Parsers for English Language?

Date: Tue, 6 Apr 93 13:01:47 +02Grammars/Parsers for English Language?
From: Roland Stuckardt <>
Subject: Grammars/Parsers for English Language?

We are working on a text analysis project. Our current approach
comprises the implementation of a Grammar for German Language
which is based on feature structures and uses an unification approach
for parsing.

However, to enhance the applicability of our approach,
we would like to integrate a Grammar/Parser Component for English
Language in our environment. To achieve this, we would like to
ask the LINGUIST audience about Grammar/Parsing Tools for English
Language that are already available - be it from commercial
or from scientific sites.

In particular, informations about the following
items are most welcome:

 - name of the tool and address of the distributor
 - commercial or scientific product?
 - coverage of the grammar
 - conditions for obtaining a licence for research and/
 or commercial use
 - implementation language
 - availability of the source code

Please send your answers directly back to us. We will mail a
summary of all answers to the LINGUIST list.

Thanks a lot for your help.

 Roland Stuckardt
 Gruppe KONTEXT, Forschungsbereich MEANING
 Institut IPSI
 Geselschaft f"ur Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung
 Dolivostr. 15
 W-6100 Darmstadt
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Message 4: Query: Formants 3 and 4

Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1993 16:24:42 +Query: Formants 3 and 4
From: <>
Subject: Query: Formants 3 and 4

Can anyone direct me to published figures for formants 3 and 4 in the
speech of male and female speakers of English? The information is required
by a graduate student. Please reply to me, I'll summarise for the list if
there's interest. Thanks
Department of Linguistics, Victoria University, PO Box 600, Wellington, New
Ph: +64 4 472 1000 x 8800 Fax: +64 4 471 2070
"Morphology is inherently messy" (J.B. Hooper)
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