LINGUIST List 10.585

Thu Apr 22 1999

Qs: Poem, Processability, Case, References

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  1. Trudi Patterson, Poem
  2. j.dewaele, Processability Theory (Pienemann, 1998)
  3. Gisbert Fanselow, Case
  4. Jerold Eaton, Linguistics books and references regarding French

Message 1: Poem

Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 11:34:09 -0600
From: Trudi Patterson <tpattrsnmailclerk.ecok.edu>
Subject: Poem

Dear Fellow Linguists,

I am trying to track down the full text of a poem and the name of the
author. I read the poem many years ago, and I'm hoping someone will
know it. The poem makes light of a phonological system that uses nasal
consonants as syllabic nuclei (as English and many languages do) and a
spelling system that is less than optimal (like the kind of spelling
system English uses). The gist of the poem was an army surrounds a
Polish town and, firing a cannon, blows all the vowels out. It's a
very short poem. If anyone can help me find it again, I would much
appreciate it.

Trudi Patterson
East Central University
Ada, OK 74820
<tpattrsnmailclerk.ecok.edu>
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Message 2: Processability Theory (Pienemann, 1998)

Date: Wed, 21 Apr 99 17:16 BST
From: j.dewaele <j.dewaelefrench.bbk.ac.uk>
Subject: Processability Theory (Pienemann, 1998)


Dear colleagues,

Could anyone tell me if it is reasonable to assume that advanced
interlanguage speakers, who have mastered the complete set of
processing procedures (Pienemann, 1998) will obtain higher accuracy
rates for the structures using procedures at the bottom of the
hierarchy, where grammatical information does not have to cross
boundaries, than for the structures using procedures at the top of the
hierarchy (like the S-procedure), where grammatical information has to
be exchanged ?

I welcome your reactions ! 

Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele
Birkbeck College, University of London
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Message 3: Case

Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 15:15:24 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Gisbert Fanselow <gisbert=fanselowling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Case

[A] In SVO and VSO languages, it may happen that nominative noun
phrases fail to agree (completely) with the verb under certain
structural conditions. Is there an example for this among SOV
languages?

[B] In Finnish, we seem to get dative subjects instead of nominative
ones with certain necessive verbs. Are there other (and better)
examples of the Case of the subject being dependent on modality and/or
mood?

Thanks. 
fanselowrz.uni-potsdam.de

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Message 4: Linguistics books and references regarding French

Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 15:16:33 -0700
From: Jerold Eaton <jbeatontoto.csustan.edu>
Subject: Linguistics books and references regarding French

I would be interested in any books or reference materials concerning
the linguistics/general linguistics in relation to learning/teaching
French, or simply linguistic references specific to the French
language.

Thank you very much,

Jerry Eaton
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