LINGUIST List 10.835

Fri Jun 4 1999

Qs: Tonal typology, Morphemes, "lying"

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  1. Knut Olawsky, Tonal typology
  2. Arnold Zwicky, Morphemes
  3. Raija S Solatie, About "lying"

Message 1: Tonal typology

Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 12:42:56 +0200
From: Knut Olawsky <olawskyling.uni-duesseldorf.de>
Subject: Tonal typology


In preparing a typological project on tone, I am looking for any kind
of work that describes the genetic or geographical distribution of
tone languages (if there is any), or possibly a list of languages that
employ tone on the lexical or grammatical level. Though the Ethnologue
(Grimes 1994) provides comprehensive data on the existing languages of
the world, it does not give specific information on +/-tonal for most
languages listed. Apart from the few references I have (e.g.,
Maddieson 1977: Universals of tone; Fromkin 1978: Tone), I am also
interested to know of any further comparative/typological publications
on the mechanism of tone.

I would appreciate any kind of help.
Thank you,

Knut J. Olawsky
Seminar fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Universitaet Duesseldorf // Germany
<olawskyling.uni-duesseldorf.de>
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Message 2: Morphemes

Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 16:29:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: Arnold Zwicky <zwickycsli.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: Morphemes


A friend has asked me who first referred to morphemes within a word as
"strung together like beads on a string", but I have no idea. (The
first such reference might well have been a characterization of a view
the writer wanted to reject rather than espouse.) Any candidates?

arnold (zwickycsli.stanford.edu)
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Message 3: About "lying"

Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 00:12:19 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Raija S Solatie <rsolatiecc.helsinki.fi>
Subject: About "lying"


Hello my colleages,

I am specialist in German and in French. I am going to do some
research on the notion of "lying". In philosophical and linguistic
framework. Can you help me for example by giving references of books
which treat this problem, or simply your own ideas about this
"phenomena" which concerns us all in everyday life.

Thanks for advance
Mrs Raija Solatie
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