LINGUIST List 10.86

Tue Jan 19 1999

Qs: Adverbial forms, New NLP books

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  1. Hubert Cuyckens, Adverbial forms
  2. Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D., New NLP books

Message 1: Adverbial forms

Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 19:28:29 +0100
From: Hubert Cuyckens <>
Subject: Adverbial forms

Dear linguists,

I have a student who would like to investigate the substitution of
adjectival for adverbial forms in English (e.g, "You done good"
instead of "You did well" and "Think different" instead of "think
differently" -- ie the growing aversion to using adverb endings in
_-ly_ at the end of sentences). She has looked at the adverb
literature and has not been able to come up with very much.

Does anyone know of any important papers, etc. in the linguistic
literature have dealt with this topic ? Is this a phenomenon that is
restricted to American English, or does it also occur in British
English ? And is this topic substantial enough for a 100-page
dissertation ?

Any relevant literature and interesting angles to appraoch this topic
would be greatly appreciated.

I will post a summary if there is enough interest.

Hubert Cuyckens
Department of Linguistics
University of Leuven
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
B-3000 Leuven
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Message 2: New NLP books

Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 07:03:42 -0500
From: Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D. <>
Subject: New NLP books

I just returned from the LSA conference in Los Angeles and was a
little dismayed at the almost total lack of new books (publication
late 98 or early 99) in NLP. I believe that of the two or three book
publishers who were there, there was only one new title in NLP.

Could readers post to me any newly published or soon to be published
books in this very important area of linguistics? I will post a
summary to the list. I would like references to new books dealing
with NLP from statistical or other approaches. I am especially
interested in books which talk about improvements to navigation and
control devices (particularly with commercially available speech
products), searching databases and the Internet, and question and
answer dialoging systems, but I would like to have as thorough a
biblio- ography of new works in NLP as possible.

Phil Bralich
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