LINGUIST List 11.2386

Fri Nov 3 2000

Qs: Irish English Corpora,Understanding of POS

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  1. Marc Fryd, Irish English Corpora
  2. Mark_Mandel, Native Speakers' Understanding of POS

Message 1: Irish English Corpora

Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2000 10:46:04 +0100
From: Marc Fryd <>
Subject: Irish English Corpora

Does anyone know of any freely available corpora of Irish English?

Marc Fryd
Universite de Poitiers, Faculte des Lettres et des Langues,
95, avenue du Recteur Pineau, 86022 Poitiers, France

Phone: 33(0) 549.454.811
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Pers. address: 31 rue Jean Mace, 86000 Poitiers
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Message 2: Native Speakers' Understanding of POS

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 11:47:59 -0500
From: Mark_Mandel <>
Subject: Native Speakers' Understanding of POS

Is there any literature on how well native speakers understand the
definitions of parts of speech, as they're commonly taught in schools, and
how well they are able to apply them? I'm interested only in open classes
such as "noun" and "verb", and in speakers who *have* been to school, let's
say at least tenth grade (approx. age 16) and therefore have presumably
been exposed to these concepts and definitions. I *don't* mean how well the
kind of person who posts to this list understands them!

Even if you have anecdotal evidence, such as from asking such questions in
a survey, I'd be interested in it. I will summarize to the list if there's

 Mark A. Mandel : Dragon Systems, a Lernout & Hauspie company : Senior Linguist
 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02460, USA :
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