LINGUIST List 10.1420

Wed Sep 29 1999

Qs: Dominance, _like_ + past participle

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  1. Marco Antonio Young Rabines, Dominance
  2. Simon,Beth, _like_ + past participle

Message 1: Dominance

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 01:32:25 -0500
From: Marco Antonio Young Rabines <>
Subject: Dominance

Dear linguists:

When does the notion of "dominance" trace back in linguistic theory
and in generative grammar in particular? Does the concept of "a
represents b" stated in The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory and
symbolized with the greek leter "rho" have something to do with it?
(LSLT: 69) What were the mathematical properties that Chomsky for the
first time asigned to dominance?

Thank you in advance,

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Marco Antonio Young Rabines
Departamento de Ling��stica
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
Av. Venezuela s/n
Lima 1
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Message 2: _like_ + past participle

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 12:49:27 -0500
From: Simon,Beth <SimonIPFW.EDU>
Subject: _like_ + past participle

Dear LINGUIST-L Folks,

For an article on _like_ + past participle in American English, (the
infant likes held, children like picked up, the cat liked petted, you
like fed?, etc.) my colleague, Thomas Murray (KS), and I would
appreciate hearing from anyone who uses such a construction, is
familiar with such a construction, or is in an area where such a
construction is in use.

Please note that we do not need responses concerning the use of _need_.
Our earlier articles on _need_ + past participle and _want_ + past
participle appear in 1996 and 1999 issues of _American Speech_.

Please respond directly to me, Beth Simon, by email,

We appreciate your participation. All respondents will be acknowledged.

Beth Simon
Assistant Professor, Linguistics and English
Indiana University Purdue University
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