LINGUIST List 10.1851

Wed Dec 1 1999

Qs: Syntax Papers for Undergrads,"Net-Speak"

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  1. Martha McGinnis, Syntax papers for undergraduate course
  2. Misty Azara (Volt Computer), "Net-speak"

Message 1: Syntax papers for undergraduate course

Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 17:35:37 -0700
From: Martha McGinnis <>
Subject: Syntax papers for undergraduate course

My colleague Hotze Rullmann and I will be teaching a third-
year undergraduate syntax course next semester, and we'd
like to have students read a few short, well-written syntax
papers that don't assume much theoretical background.
Students will have some background on types of syntactic
movement (wh-, NP-, and head-movement), Abstract Case, and
Binding Theory (Conditions A, B, C), but nothing about
Minimalism. An example of the kind of paper we're looking
for is Barss & Lasnik's (1986) LI squib. Can anyone
recommend any other papers for this purpose? We'd be
especially interested in papers about constraints on
wh-movement, or evidence for Logical Form (quantifier
raising, for example).

Please respond directly to me, and I'll post a summary
of responses to the list. Many thanks!

Dr. Martha McGinnis
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 CANADA
phone: (403) 220-6119, fax: (403) 282-3880
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Message 2: "Net-speak"

Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 14:53:56 -0800
From: Misty Azara (Volt Computer) <>
Subject: "Net-speak"

I would like to know if there are any on-line sources for "net-speak" (ie
e-mail/chat jargon) vocabulary items. Ideally I would like to find frequency
info for individual words, but at the very least I would like to find what
jargon people use in chat or e-mail. Please respond privately and I will
summarize the list.

Thank you in advance,

Misty Azara
University of Washington
Dept. of Linguistics
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