LINGUIST List 10.1275

Wed Sep 1 1999

Qs: Eng/Partcl-V, Phonemic Inventory, Paper/Silence

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  1. Koji Yoshida, Particle-Verb Conversion in English
  2. Cor9999, Phonemic/Allophonic Inventories
  3. Ariela Ehrenfreund, Search for Material on the Pragmatic Features/Functions of Silence

Message 1: Particle-Verb Conversion in English

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 99 22:56:03 +0900
From: Koji Yoshida <Koji.Yoshidama2.seikyou.ne.jp>
Subject: Particle-Verb Conversion in English

Dear all

 Some particles may be used as verbs in English, as in
(1):

 (1) a. We downed bottles of local wine.
 b. A bank guard shot him in the leg and downed him.
 c. One day he just upped and left.
 (COBUILD 2)

There are two salient properties of these verbs. First,
the number of these verbs is so limited in modern English.
In Collins COBUILD English Dictionary, for example, we can
find only three particles (down, out, up) listed as verb.
 Second, it is difficult for non-native speakers of
English to infer the meanings of these verbs from the
original meanings of the particles. In (2), for example,
_up_ means "to get up or move suddenly":

 (2) She upped and left without a word.
 (OALD 5)

 Can anyone point me to any studies or information on
these verbs?

 Please reply to me directly and I will post a summary
to the List if I get sufficient responses.

 Thank you in advance.

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Koji Yoshida 
<koji.yoshidama2.seikyou.ne.jp> 

Kinki University
Faculty of Liberal Arts
3-4-1 Kowakae
Higashi-osaka-shi
Osaka
577-8502
Japan
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Message 2: Phonemic/Allophonic Inventories

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 22:07:49 EDT
From: Cor9999 <Cor9999aol.com>
Subject: Phonemic/Allophonic Inventories

Fellow listers, I am trying to come up with introductory phonology problems 
for undergraduate students majoring in languages. I need the phonemic and 
allophonic inventories of Japanese, German, French, English, and Russian. If 
any of you have such information or know where to find it, please let me 
know! 
Cori Kropf cor9999aol.com
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Message 3: Search for Material on the Pragmatic Features/Functions of Silence

Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 10:50:58 +0300
From: Ariela Ehrenfreund <arielaewizcom.co.il>
Subject: Search for Material on the Pragmatic Features/Functions of Silence

Hi all,

I want to write a seminar paper on the pragmatic features of silence
 and I have difficulties finding material.
I cannot use anthropological or psychological stuff, I really need
 papers on the pragmatics and semantics of silence.
Could you help me putting together my reading list? I'd be thankful
 for every single tip I can get.

Thanks

Ariela





Ariela Ehrenfreund
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Tel: +972 2 532 8222
Fax: +972 2 532 8333
Email: mailto:arielaewizcom.co.il
Web site: http://www.wizcom.co.il

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