LINGUIST List 7.1756

Wed Dec 11 1996

Qs: Introductory syntax, Loanwords, Phonetics software

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  1. Nkonko Kamwangamalu, introductory textbook:syntax
  2. Paul de Lacy, QUERY: LOANWORDS
  3. saida, Phonetics software

Message 1: introductory textbook:syntax

Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 15:09:42 GMT +0200
From: Nkonko Kamwangamalu <>
Subject: introductory textbook:syntax

Dear everyone:

I'm looking for an accessible introductory textbook for my
undergraduate course in syntax. For the past three years I have
been using Radford (1981) and (1988) but I have found these
textbooks advanced for my students, whose population now includes
both English L1 and English L2 speakers. I would be grateful for
any suggestions you might have. In your response please indicate
not only the title/s of the textbook/s but also the publisher/s,
the place/s of publication and the ISBN number/s. Please respond
to my e-mail address: <>. I will post a
summary in due course. Thank you in anticipation for your

Nkonko M Kamwangamalu
Department of Linguistics
University of Natal
Durban, South Africa
Nkonko Kamwangamalu <>
Dept of Linguistics Phone +27 (0)31 260 1123
University of Natal
Private Bag X10
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Date: Fri, 6 Dec 1996 17:06:57 +0000
From: Paul de Lacy <>

I am posting this query on behalf of Catherine Kitto. Please
address replies to her at <> or to me.


I am writing a dissertation on the phonology of loanwords,
especially in the Polynesian group of languages. I have not been
able to find many in-depth works that deal with loanwords from a
phonological point-of-view. Could you please tell me if you know
of any such work, or if you are researching a related area.

 I am especially interested in any work (past or current) that
looks at loanwords in the Austronesian family, especially the
Polynesian sub-group.

Many thanks to you all.
Catherine Kitto.
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Message 3: Phonetics software

Date: Fri, 06 Dec 1996 08:17:55 -0800
From: saida <>
Subject: Phonetics software

I need help in finding a (Phonetic Transcription System Software
other than IPA) for Windows 3.1 works with Microsoft Word 6.0.
Please help me. Thanks.
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