LINGUIST List 10.2

Tue Jan 5 1999

Qs: Terms, Black English, Contractions, Morphemes

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  1. tatyana venkel, Colour terms in literature
  2. Ghing, Black English
  3. Alan Smith, Contractions in English
  4. mekki mustafa, Zero morphemes in Arabic

Message 1: Colour terms in literature

Date: Sat, 26 Dec 1998 10:06:09 PST
From: tatyana venkel <tavenkhotmail.com>
Subject: Colour terms in literature

I will be very grateful to everyone who shares the information or
research results on using colour terms in modern English and American
literature (XIX-XX centuries, to be more precise).I'm greatly
interested in your points of view on the difference of colour terms
choice in the works of literature of different genres, e.g. detective
stories, humorous stories, horror novels etc. I have already analysed
the works of Edgar Poe, Scott Fitzgerald, Muriel Spark, Oscar
Wilde. If anyone is interested in my results, contact me. 

Many thanks in advance! 

Tanya Venkel
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Message 2: Black English

Date: 29 Dec 1998 14:31:48 EDT
From: Ghing <GhingBBS.PINOS.COM>
Subject: Black English

I am a university student of the English Language and I am interested
in information about "Black English" because I am doing research on
this topic. The focus of my investigation is mainly the features of
this variety of English in United States (beside some socio-cultural
background).

I will appreciate if you can send me some data 
to the following address: 
ghingpinos.com.ar

Regards,
Pablo Andrs Rienzi
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Message 3: Contractions in English

Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 19:38:40 -0000
From: Alan Smith <Alan.Smithnewcastle.ac.uk>
Subject: Contractions in English

I would be very grateful for references to any research conducted on
the frequency of contractions in English speech and writing ("he's"
instead of "he is", "they've" instead of "they have" etc.). I would
especially like to hear about any quantitative corpus-based studies.

I will post a summary of any replies I receive.

Many thanks in advance.

Alan Smith,
School of Modern Languages, Dept of French,
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU
U.K. 
E-mail: alan.smithncl.ac.uk
Tel: (0191) 222 7441
Fax: (0191) 222 5442
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Message 4: Zero morphemes in Arabic

Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 16:29:40 PST
From: mekki mustafa <yamekkhotmail.com>
Subject: Zero morphemes in Arabic

I would appreciate any information or indication of previous research
about 'zero' realization of morphemes or other linguistic elements in
Arabic language.
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