LINGUIST List 11.153

Mon Jan 24 2000

Qs: Youth Lang/References, Nominal Determiners

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  1. jannis k. androutsopoulos, Query: References on "Youth Language"
  2. Caroline Bush, Nominal Determiners

Message 1: Query: References on "Youth Language"

Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 15:50:27 +0100
From: jannis k. androutsopoulos <Ioannis.Androutsopoulosurz.uni-heidelberg.de>
Subject: Query: References on "Youth Language"

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Query: References on "Youth Language" 
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Dear Linguists,

I am currently preparing a sociolinguistics handbook article on "Youth
Language", a subject-matter which is also known as "youth/teenage speech",
"Jugendsprache" (German), "langue des jenues" (French), "lingua dei
giovani" (Italian), etc.

As it now stands, my references cover (Western) Europe and the
U.S. (A bibliography is available on my website, see link below.) Therefore
I am searching for references on youth language from other parts of the
world: Africa, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Latin America.

In case you have something to contribute, please make your reference as
complete as possible, including publisher and isbn number. I would greatly
appreciate it if you could also very briefly indicate the scope of the
article or book in question. 

It goes without saying that I will post a summary.

Best regards,
Jannis Androutsopoulos
(Heidelberg, Germany)

Youth language bibliography at 
http://www.rzuser.uni-heidelberg.de/~iandrout/papers/Biblio2.htm

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Dr Jannis K. Androutsopoulos
Bergheimerstr. 100 || D-69115 Heidelberg
Tel 49 6221 28384 || Fax 49 6221 543572
iandroutix.urz.uni-heidelberg.de 
www.archetype.de || jannisarchetype.de
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Message 2: Nominal Determiners

Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 16:40:06 +0100
From: Caroline Bush <carolinelimsi.fr>
Subject: Nominal Determiners

I am currently researching strings such as:

"Here is a list of universities in Vietnam"

which introduce enumerations of proper nouns on the Web. I am interested
in the construction "a list of". This is similar to a phenomenon which
has been studied in French, that of "determinants nominaux" (nominal
determiners). I have several references for work on the French language,
including P-A Buvet, but as yet have found nothing which describes the
structure in English. An example in French is

"Luc a vu une douzaine de films." (Luc has seen dozens of films)

Here "un douzaine de" can be replaced by the determiners
"des"/"plusieurs"/"beaucoup de" etc. (some/several/lots of..) I believe
that the same is true of the example including "list" above:

Here is 	a list of	
		a bunch of	universities in Vietnam
Here are 	some		
	 	several 

I wonder if anyone could give me a reference for work of this kind for
English.

Caroline Bush
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