LINGUIST List 10.452

Fri Mar 26 1999

Qs: L1 acquisition and NSP, Body parts

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  1. casilde a isabelli, L1 acquisition of the NSP
  2. Jean-Pierre A Koenig, Body-parts

Message 1: L1 acquisition of the NSP

Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 14:15:09 -0600 (CST)
From: casilde a isabelli <isabellistudents.uiuc.edu>
Subject: L1 acquisition of the NSP

Is there anyone on the list that knows off-hand of any L1 acquisition
studies of the Null Subject Parameter (besides Hyams), and the order in
which its hypothesized three properties are acquired? I am studying L2
acquisition of the NSP properties and would like to build my bibliography
with L1 studies.
Thanks,
Casilde Isabelli
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
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Message 2: Body-parts

Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 22:52:28 -0500 (EST)
From: Jean-Pierre A Koenig <jpkoenigacsu.buffalo.edu>
Subject: Body-parts

We are looking for literature on the semantic properties of terms like
'knee', 'belly', 'flank', 'hill', 'bluff'. These have the characteristic
features that (1) the objects they designate are interior parts of larger
objects (or of the surfaces of larger objects) which are (2)demarcated via
boundaries which are vague or indeterminate. Examples of terms like this
are found in the lexicon of body-parts and also in that of geography. Are
there are other families of such terms? 


Barry Smith, Jean-Pierre Koenig
SUNY at Buffalo
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