LINGUIST List 10.1303

Tue Sep 7 1999

Qs: 'Discourse-topic', Amish, Anglicisms/Portuguese

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  1. pia bergmann, Definition of 'discourse-topic'
  2. Laura Jottini, Research on Amish
  3. J Miller, Anglicisms in Portuguese

Message 1: Definition of 'discourse-topic'

Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 15:35:02 +0200
From: pia bergmann <uzsqqouni-bonn.de>
Subject: Definition of 'discourse-topic'

Dear members of the linguist-list,

I am a student of General Linguistics at the University of Bonn,
Germany, and have recently subscribed to this list.
I am currently working on my MA dissertation about topic-shift in
conversation. At the moment I am puzzled with the problem of an adequate
definition of 'discourse-topic'.
So, if there is anyone, who is confronted with similar problems and can
give me a hint at relevant literature, please send me a mail to
uzsqqouni-bonn.de.

Thanks a lot!
Pia Bergmann
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Message 2: Research on Amish

Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 13:43:18 +0200
From: Laura Jottini <jottiniunica.it>
Subject: Research on Amish


I am carrying out some research on the Amish from a linguistic point
of view. I would be grateful for information on recent relevant
publications and/or contacts with other researchers on this topic.

With best reguards,
Laura Jottini
Universit` di Cagliari
Facolt` di Scienze Politiche
Dipartimento di Linguistica e Stilistica
Viale S. Ignazio ,78
09123 Cagliari
Italy
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Message 3: Anglicisms in Portuguese

Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 14:32:52 +0930
From: J Miller <jmillerworld-link.com.au>
Subject: Anglicisms in Portuguese


I am undertaking a study of anglicisms in European Portuguese for my
masters research thesis at Flinders University in Australia. I would
be very grateful if anyone could tell me of recent works (ie since
Deroy, Haugen and Weinreich!) on loanword studies, or give me any
other suggestions.

Thank you. 

Julia Miller
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