LINGUIST List 10.1335

Sat Sep 11 1999

Qs: Eng/Rus Borrowing,Rus Scrambling/Topicalisation

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  1. Kate Kearns, English-to-Russian borrowings
  2. Alexandra Terano, Russian Scrambling/Topicalisation

Message 1: English-to-Russian borrowings

Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 14:47:16 +1200
From: Kate Kearns <>
Subject: English-to-Russian borrowings

I am posting on behalf of a student who is conducting research on
borrowings of English words into Russian, and semantic changes in borrowed
words in the 1990s.
We would be grateful to get references on:
 - social and cultural triggers for borrowing (i.e. not Sprachnot)
 - recent references (after 96) on borrowing
 - (especially) semantic adaptation in borrowings

I'll post a summary if there are enough responses

(Dr) Kate Kearns
Linguistics Department
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
New Zealand
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Message 2: Russian Scrambling/Topicalisation

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 09:55:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: Alexandra Terano <>
Subject: Russian Scrambling/Topicalisation

Hi everybody!

I'm trying to account for Russian scrambling effects
with the help of LF movement to theta-position and to
discuss the A/A-bar distinction in this connection. I
am desperately in need of reference material on the
topic (especially in English and French)
I promise to post a summary.
Any help is welcome!

 Alex Terano
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