LINGUIST List 10.1517

Wed Oct 13 1999

Qs: Core Grammar Design,Greeting and Address

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  1. Cristina Barbero, Core Grammar Design
  2. Anna Fenyvesi, co-occurrence of greeting and address

Message 1: Core Grammar Design

Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 11:02:00 +0200
From: Cristina Barbero <>
Subject: Core Grammar Design

Dear all,

I'm looking for references to the problem of
designing a core grammar, i.e. a grammar
that covers central phenomena of a language
and that is intended to be applicable to a wide
range of applications.

I was having a look at the HP Test Suite
(Flickinger-etal:87), the EU projects TSNLP and
DiET, the LinGO ERG grammar (Stanford), the
XTAG English grammar (UPenn).
Do you know of any other relevant contributions?

I'll post a summary of the responses I'll receive.

Best regards.

Cristina Barbero

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Message 2: co-occurrence of greeting and address

Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 15:17:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Anna Fenyvesi <>
Subject: co-occurrence of greeting and address

Dear Linguists,

I would greatly appreciate some information on what different languages do
as far as the co-occurrence of greetings and address forms (formal vs.
informal). For instance, in Russian _zdravstsuyte_ occurs only with formal
_vy_ address, while _privet_ only with _ty_ address. In English, however,
_good morning_, _hello_ and _hi_ can co-occur each with both first name
and title+last name address.

Could some people share with me what is the case on this front in
languages they speak or work on? I'll summarize for the list if there is
sufficient interest.


Anna Fenyvesi

Anna Fenyvesi
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