LINGUIST List 10.1046

Wed Jul 7 1999

Qs: Syntactic Analysis/Apposition, Zulu Prosody

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  1. Thomas LEBARBE, Syntactic analysis and Apposition
  2. Vincent DeCaen, zulu prosody

Message 1: Syntactic analysis and Apposition

Date: Mon, 05 Jul 1999 17:49:59 +0200
From: Thomas LEBARBE <>
Subject: Syntactic analysis and Apposition


I am working in Natural Languages, in the Syntax branch, and I am trying to deal
with a problem wich seems not to be dealt with in current research: the
apposition and similar syntactic phenomena.

I am trying to tackle the problem from two different perspective in order to
characterize the problem:

1) from the shallow syntactic point of view: what marks such structures?
2) from the prosodic point of view: are there melodic marks of such structures?

I would be glad if anyone could help me with work already done in this subject,

Best regard,

- -------------- Thomas LEBARBE -----------------
Departement Informatique
Universite de Caen, Campus II
Tel: 02-31-56-73-77
- ---- Traitement Automatique des Langues -------
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Message 2: zulu prosody

Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 11:36:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: Vincent DeCaen <>
Subject: zulu prosody

i've come across references to sentence-final prosodic effects in
zulu. i'm wondering if i can get a description in terms of vowel
length, quality, tone, etc. i'm also wondering if there's published
literature on zulu prosody. i'd be really curious to know if it occurs
sentence-internal as well, ie, whether it's the edge of an
intonational phrase. 
Dr Vincent DeCaen <>
c/o Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 4 Bancroft Ave., 2d floor
University of Toronto, Toronto ON, CANADA, M5S 1A1

Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative,

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It rejects it. --P.D. Medawar
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