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Re: Offering linguistic papers...

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 29, 2005, 17:36
Stephen Mulraney wrote to me:
> > OK, it's weeks old, so my offer may be of no use, but here goes anyway -
> On 6/4/05, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote: > > Hi! > > > Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> writes: > > > 1. A while back there were a couple(?) people asking questions about > > > Moore > > > (W.Africa). (Can't find the thread in the Archive, but it has to be > > > there...) In the course of cleaning out my long-neglected shed, I > > > found: > > ... > > > > My copy is fading, and since there might be wider interest, I'm > > > willing to > > > retype and either create a PDF and/or put it up on my website > > > temporarily. > > > There are 2 or 3 Vietnamese words and Chinese characters that I won't > > > be > > > able to handle (not important-- they're just tone names) > > > !! Seems like some work! > > I agree with Henrik - hopefully you haven't put too much effort into it > yet.
No I haven't :-((( The Moore paper, which I thought would be of interest only to one or two, is a clear Xerox, and I didn't plan on retyping it. I'll mail it to whomever asks first (I might be willing to make 1 or 2 xeroxes, but not a whole bunch, sorry). The Tonogenesis paper is of much greater interest IMO, even though old; but it's an old spirit-duplicate, very light blue to begin with, and with some rather serious dim patches (dim strips down a whole page, etc-- all the ills of that old process). Now that you mention it, I might try Xeroxing it at "darker" resolution, which might then produce a scan-able copy....Unfortunately my old scanner isn't compatible with this computer, and I haven't invested in a new one.
> Why not mail it to someone (such as me) who can scan it and PDFize it? Or > is the fading too far advanced? I'm in Ireland, but you can probably save > on mail costs by finding someone willing CONLANGer closer to home... >
A good suggestion. Any volunteers? (provided I can produce a legible copy). As to distribution far and wide-- possible copyright problems?? Though surely the published version of Tono. would have been revised; my version was a class handout from the author himself. (And maybe Prof. M. isn't averse to a little illicit distribution-- after all, he xeroxed an entire book (which had best remain nameless) and sold the copies to the class at cost....A certain Univ. Press would not have been happy with that.)


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