LINGUIST List 11.1443

Wed Jun 28 2000

Qs: Disc Analysis/On-line Talk, SVO/Wh-movement

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  1. Brian Drayton, Discourse analysis of on-line dialogues
  2. Kristin Denham, SVO and wh-movement

Message 1: Discourse analysis of on-line dialogues

Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 13:17:01 -0400
From: Brian Drayton <brian_draytonterc.edu>
Subject: Discourse analysis of on-line dialogues

I have a telementoring project connecting middle-school girls with
high-school and adult mentors. Among other things, we are exploring
patterns in the discource among the participants.
 I would like advice or references relating to the analysis of on-line
dialogues -- what techniques or questions from "conventional" discourse
analysis seem to translate well to this kind of corpus, and which (aside
from the obvious) do not?

Brian Drayton
c/o TERC
2067 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140

brian_draytonterc.edu
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Message 2: SVO and wh-movement

Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 10:24:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kristin Denham <denhamcc.wwu.edu>
Subject: SVO and wh-movement

It's a well-known typological generalization that verb-final languages
generally do not have wh-movement while verb-initial languages do, but I'm
trying to track down some SVO languages that do NOT have wh-movement. If
you know of any, please let me know.

Kristin Denham
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