LINGUIST List 10.422

Sat Mar 20 1999

Qs: Contrasting Pairs, "Like", Bibliography Needed

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  1. Agathopoulou Lena, FIRE WALL VS WALL OF FIRE
  2. suzanne fleischman, "like"-like discourse markers
  3. HilaireVal, bibliography re language obsolesence

Message 1: FIRE WALL VS WALL OF FIRE

Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 22:39:55 +0200
From: Agathopoulou Lena <agathoenl.auth.gr>
Subject: FIRE WALL VS WALL OF FIRE

I'm looking for contrasting pairs noun+noun vs noun+of-prepositional phrase,
like 'fire wall'/'wall of fire'. In most cases there is a contrast between
literal vs figurative meaning, but this is not always the case (e.g. the
door handle/the handle of the door). Any examples (except the well-known
ones like 'beer bottle'/'bottle of beer') would be of great help in my
research.
Regards
Lena Agathopoulou
School of English
Department of Linguistics
Aristotle University
Thessaloniki
Greece
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Message 2: "like"-like discourse markers

Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 10:55:39 -0800
From: suzanne fleischman <suzannesocrates.berkeley.edu>
Subject: "like"-like discourse markers



Looking for examples of (and references on, if available) discourse markers in
languages other than English and French that are functionally analogous to Eng.
"like" in displaying two or more of the following functions: (1) focus marker,
(2) hedge, or marker of a "loose fit" between words uttered and what the
speaker has in mind, (3) marker of quoted thought/attitude. Thanks,

Suzanne Fleischman 
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Suzanne Fleischman
Professor of French
French Dept., 4125 Dwinelle Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley CA 94720-2580

Phone: 510 642-2184; Fax: 510 642-2194
e-mail: suzannesocrates.berkeley.edu
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~suzanne/ 
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Message 3: bibliography re language obsolesence

Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 18:15:14 EST
From: HilaireVal <HilaireValaol.com>
Subject: bibliography re language obsolesence

Dear linguist list subscribers:
I am writing for a doctoral student, who needs to do research regarding
language obsolescence: either a recent (hopefully annotated) bibliography , or
a review article or recent book with a good review of the literature. I'll
post a summary if there is enough response. Thanks for your help.
Sincerely, Hilaire Paul Valiquette 
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