LINGUIST List 11.2265

Thu Oct 19 2000

Qs: Syntax Errors/ESL, List/Standardised Sentences

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  1. John Ebinger, Universal Syntax Errors of English Language Learners
  2. Jennifer Barrett, sentence list

Message 1: Universal Syntax Errors of English Language Learners

Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 08:29:45 -0700
From: John Ebinger <drjohn48email.msn.com>
Subject: Universal Syntax Errors of English Language Learners

My name is Miriam Ebinger and I am a 3rd grade teacher in an TESL program at
my local university. I am searching for some resources that would provide
me with the following information:
	Cross-linguistic Syntactic Differences = specifically studies which refer
to universal errors of English in syntax regardless of the native language.
I would so appreciate any resources you might suggest! Sincerely, Miriam
Ebinger, Ferndale WA
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Message 2: sentence list

Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 14:34:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jennifer Barrett <jbarretego.psych.mcgill.ca>
Subject: sentence list


Hello,

I am looking for a list of sentences that have been standardised according
to their similarity (syntax, length). They should also be 'neutral' in
content. 

Does anyone know of such a list and how I may obtain it?

Many thanks,

Jennifer Barrett

P.S. Thanks to all who replied re: fundamental frequency and mood

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Jennifer Barrett
Ph.D Candidate, Clinical Psychology
McGill University
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514-398-3372 (MNI)
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