LINGUIST List 11.120

Fri Jan 21 2000

Qs: Interlanguage, Etymologies

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  1. tanya, Interlanguage in Learning a Foreign Language
  2. Ronald E.Emmerick, Etymologies

Message 1: Interlanguage in Learning a Foreign Language

Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 17:13:07 +0530
From: tanya <tanyaroymantraonline.com>
Subject: Interlanguage in Learning a Foreign Language

Hello!

My name is Tanya and I teach Italian at the Jawaharlal Nehru
University, Delhi. I am trying to analyze some traits that are
peculiar to the Italian spoken and written by students of Italian in
Delhi. One of the points that I am investigating is the kind of
Interference present in their Interlanguages since they are learning a
foreign language (which varies from a 3rd to a 7th language) through
English which is not their mother-tongue.

I would like to know if there is research or studies on similar
situations elsewhere in the world.

I do hope to hear from you soon.

Tanya.

You could mail me at tanya_royhotmail.com or at tanyaroymantraonline.com
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Message 2: Etymologies

Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 11:14:38 +0000
From: Ronald E.Emmerick <emmerickuni-hamburg.de>
Subject: Etymologies


"Etymologies are either obvious or wrong". This is a saying I first
heard from my former teacher in Cambridge, the late Sir Harold Bailey,
who also knew its source. I made a note of it but cannot find it. I
thought it was an American linguist but I am not sure. It has been
suggested it may be Meillet, but no one has so far been able to give
me chapter and verse. It is not in the OED.

- 
Prof. Dr. Ronald E. Emmerick
Hamburg University
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