Thursday, May 31, 2007

A post that isn't about my mother

Okay, so now's the time where I try and take you up on the many kind offers I got to help me access papers while I'm stuck over here in Foreign Parts.

I've been pretty lucky so far: of the ten or so references I've needed to access over here so far, half of them were things that I brought with me, and the other half have been available in the Canterbury University library. But I've just struck one that isn't. So if anyone has access to an electronic version of the journal Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, I would be in your eternal debt if you could email me the following paper:

Kraska, Iwona. 1992. "From Verb to Clitic and Nominal Suffix: The Somali -e, -o Nouns". Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, 22(1), 89–106.

If you do email me this paper, please also note that you have done so in the comments here, so that everyone else can heave a sigh of relief, stop plumbing the dusty depths of their library databases, and go back to looking at photos of cats.

20 Comments:

EA said...

Sorry, no Studies in the Linguistic Sciences at my school. Should I be surprised?

twirly said...

we don't seem to have this journal electronically or hard copy which surprises, couldn't find it on google scholar either...sorry....

Weezy said...

No luck here....sorry

Bardiac said...

Hey Styley,

I put in a request for a photocopy of the article. The campus service says it takes about two weeks, but I've had them come in much faster, most of the time.

When it comes in, I'll scan and send you a pdf, and then mail the copy to you if you want.

If someone else can get it to you faster, then I hope they will, but this is at least a start.

Ianqui said...

I'm sorry to have to tell you that my library doesn't have it either...(which seems kind of odd, actually, but then again our library webpage interface just changed so maybe I'm looking in the wrong place. I can check again after sunday if you still haven't gotten it.)

Bella Sultane said...

My library has the journal in hard copy, but not the electronic version. I put in a request to have them scan in the article and send it to me as a pdf. They say that they'll send it w/in 24 hours. That might be easier than Bardiac having to scan it in herself.

shrinkykitten said...

I just put in ILL requests at both schools. I think, though, Bella will get it first!

The race is on!

StyleyGeek said...

You guys are AWESOME! (Especially people like Bardiac. I am totally overwhelmed that someone I've never met would offer to go to the effort of scanning a hard copy for me.)

It sounds like Bella will get there first.

I love you all!

shrinkykitten said...

By the way, how is it that your research has to do with the clitoris (as in "clitic")? What does that have to do with linguistics? And somalia?

StyleyGeek said...

Thank you, Shrinky, for no doubt attracting a whole heap of interesting Google searches to my blog :)

Oddly enough, I find I have absolutely no idea what the adjectival form of "clitoris" is, but I bet you it isn't "clitic". ("Clitoric"? "Clitorical"?) I can't believe I am expending mental energy on this.

WhatLadder said...

Well, my library didn't have it, but more cat macro silliness is here:
http://fakecat.wordpress.com/

Bardiac said...

Clitoral, I think?

And you're welcome :)

physics*chick said...

We don't have it here either. electronic or hardcopy... unusual, I've rarely had a problem finding (science) journals um, even for other people, is it a particularly rare one? Sorry! Good luck!

StyleyGeek said...

I guess it must be fairly rare, since most of you don't have it. It's certainly not one of the more well known ones, anyway.

RageyOne said...

Sorry, my library doesn't have it.

The History Enthusiast said...

Styley--my library has a hardcopy, and I have put in a request for them to scan it and send me an electronic copy...hopefully it'll come soon!

Miss M. said...

I had a look, but sadly no luck - can you normally find it here? Am I just looking in the wrong places?

StyleyGeek said...

No, you can't normally get it at our uni, either, Miss M. But I believe I have a copy of at least some of the pages somewhere in my files in my office. I can't remember how I got it in the first place --- it may have been one of the papers I copied some pages of when I was in the USA last year for a conference. But if I do have it, I can't get it until Thursday, when I am back there. And if I don't have it, or don't have the pages I need, it sounds like Bella or The History Enthusiast may be able to provide, anyway!

Bella Sultane said...

I thought I'd give an update on my end of things: basically, my silly U. has it listed as 'searching in the stacks' in the 'status of request' area. I guess that 24 hour processing promise is more of an estimate than a guarantee. Hopefully it will come soon...

Bella Sultane said...

It finally arrived in my inbox today!