LINGUIST List 10.347

Fri Mar 5 1999

Qs: Final lengthening, Psycholinguistic tests

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  1. Alice Turk, Final lengthening in the world's languages
  2. Tatjana Zybatov, Adverbial modification of accomplishments

Message 1: Final lengthening in the world's languages

Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 19:30:34 GMT
From: Alice Turk <>
Subject: Final lengthening in the world's languages

Dear Linguist List,

I am interested in information regarding phrase-final lengthening in 
languages other than English. If you know of a language which does or
does not have final lengthening (along with references, if possible),
could you please reply directly to me, and I'll summarize to the list.

Thanks much,

Alice Turk
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Message 2: Adverbial modification of accomplishments

Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 10:52:33 +0000
From: Tatjana Zybatov <>
Subject: Adverbial modification of accomplishments

Hello everyone,

I have a question concerning adverbial modification of accomplishment 
verbs in German. Do you know if there are any psycholinguistical 
tests (paper & pencil test or reaction time tests) for this 
phenomenon. I am interested in the ambiguitiy of adverbs in sentences 
like ' Sie kleidete sich elegant'. The adverb modfies either the 
process or the resulting state. My hypothesis is that the default 
interpretation is the modification of the result state.

It would ber very nice, if you could tell me, whether there are 
such tests and where I can find them.

Thank you 
Tatjana Zybatov 

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Tatjana Zybatov
Universitaet Leipzig
Zentrum fuer Hoehere Studien
Augustusplatz 9
04109 Leipzig
Tel.: 0341 97 37862
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