LINGUIST List 11.101

Wed Jan 19 2000

Qs: Bahuvrihi Compounds, Romanian LA Corpora

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  1. Alexander A. Vasilyev, Bahuvrihi vs. exocompounds
  2. Martine Coene, Romanian LA corpora

Message 1: Bahuvrihi vs. exocompounds

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 13:37:01 +0200
From: Alexander A. Vasilyev <>
Subject: Bahuvrihi vs. exocompounds

Dear linguists,

While studying bahuvrihi compounds in English I have dug out some
problems. One of them is non-existance of a clear definition and
criteria for the phenomenon. In some papers I've found that bahuvrihi
and exocentric compounds are the same. Others say that bahuvrihi are
used to denot persons, animals (plants) and things only. And what
about phenomena? And can they denote only concrete objects or may be
abstract as well?

I would be very much obliged to all who can clerify the point.

Helen Vasilyeva
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Message 2: Romanian LA corpora

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 14:37:04 PST
From: Martine Coene <>
Subject: Romanian LA corpora

I'am looking for electronic archives of corpora for ROMANIAN first language 
acquisition (bilingual or not). CHILDES doesn't have them, as to my knowledge.
Anybody aware of such corpora can contact me at

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