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FYI: Theoretical Ling Papers, New ROA Mirror

Author: Anna Gavarro Alguero

FYI Body: We are happy to announce the issue of the Research Reports of the
Theoretical Grammar Group (GGT) of the Universitat Autonoma de
Barcelona. The following titles are now
electronically available at: http://ggt.uab.es/ggt/reports.html

Espinal, M. T. 'On the semantic status of n-words in Catalan and
Spanish' (GGT-99-1)
Adger, D. & J. Quer 'The syntax and semantics of unselected embedded
questions' (GGT-99-2)
Escobar, L. & A. Gavarro 'The acquisition of Catalan clitics and its
implications for complex verb structure' (GGT-99-3)
Mateu, J. 'Universals of semantic construal for lexical syntactic
relations' (GGT-99-4)
Picallo, M. C. 'Rasgos sintacticos y posiciones argumentales en catalan'
Hernanz, M. Ll. 'Polaridad y modalidad en espanol: en torno a la
gramatica de BIEN' (GGT-99-6)
Prieto, P. 'Entonacio. Metodes, teoria, models' (GGT-99-7)

Hardcopies may also be obtained at cost price from:
Reports de Recerca
Departament de Filologia Catalana i Departament de Filologia Espanyola
Facultat de Lletres, Edifici B
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)

Anna Gavarro'

(Marburg/mw) Because of bandwith limitations and increased ne
traffic, European linguists interested in Optimality Theory often had
trouble connecting to the Rutgers Optimality Archive (ROA) in a fas
and reliable way. This may quickly become an experience of the pas
with today's launch of ROA-EM, an European Mirror of ROA located a


ROA-EM provides a second source of the entire repository of ROA
papers, faithfully updated each night to mirror the
original. Independent search facilities are provided for easy access
to its contents.

Simultaneously, linguistics at Marburg University proudly presents its
new electronic working paper series `Marburger Arbeiten zur
Linguistik' (MAL) a


Users of ROA-EM will immediately feel at home here, because MAL is
just another instance of the same archive technology. The first paper
in the archive is a technical report entitled `One-Level Prosodic
Morphology' (64pp).

According to archive developers Markus Walther and Tjark Albers, free
open-source software on top of the popular Linux operating system was
the key to a successful implementation of both services.

Linguists worldwide are hereby encouraged to use both sites in their
daily work as well as providing feedback for improvements (send
problem reports, if any, to Markus.Walther@mailer.uni-marburg.de).

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