LINGUIST List 11.2347

Mon Oct 30 2000

Qs: Hybrid Functional Categories, Men/Women/Writing

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  1. miru, hybrid functional categories
  2. MARJAN TAVAKKOLI, Women, Men and Writing Differences

Message 1: hybrid functional categories

Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 14:13:40 +0900
From: miru <>
Subject: hybrid functional categories

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am working on the structure of complement clauses in Japanese, and I have
come up with an idea that Japanese might have hybrid functional categories. 
Then, I am interested in such categories in other languages. 

I think some linguists have proposed a category called CONFL, a hybrid
category of INFL and COMP, for Germanic languages. 

I would like to know papers and books that deal with such categories.
I will summarize your responses and post them. 
Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Minoru Fukuda
Faculty of Human-Culture Studies
Tezukayama Gakuin University
4-2-2 Harumidai, Sakai 590-0113 Japan 
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Message 2: Women, Men and Writing Differences

Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 10:22:03 +330
Subject: Women, Men and Writing Differences

Dear Linguists,

It's Marjan. I am an M.A. Student in Linguistics. I am writing up my
thesis. It's about "Women, Men and Writing Differences", because as
far as I know, lots of researches have been done regrading Spoken
Differences between the two sexes and I can receives pieces of
information through the books available in my country (I am from
Iran), but not regarding Writing Differences. Now, I ask your kind
help, whether by referring me to/sending me different essays or
introducing me a website through which I can receive pieces of

As a matter of fact, one of the limitations of this research is the 
age of the subjects which is between 12 to 13 years old, because I 
considered the "Critical Period" as a deadline for acquiring first 
language. But I think I can generalize the result to adult men and 

I am eagerly waiting for your kind response.

Marjan Tavakkoli.
Tarbiat Modares University.

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