LINGUIST List 11.2781

Thu Dec 21 2000

Qs: Subj Dislocation/Alzheimers, Stranded Modifiers

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  1. Andrea Schultze-Jena, left dislocation and Alzheimers disease
  2. Christian Duetschmann, Argument inheritance & stranded modifiers with compounds

Message 1: left dislocation and Alzheimers disease

Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 08:18:45 -0500
From: Andrea Schultze-Jena <asjenaRZ.UNI-POTSDAM.DE>
Subject: left dislocation and Alzheimers disease

Dear Fellows,
does anyone know of references or research about occurence of (subject) left
dislocation in Alzheimer´┐Żs disease or other interaction with (working)
memory? It would be of great help! Thank you,
Andrea Schultze-Jena, Potsdam
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Message 2: Argument inheritance & stranded modifiers with compounds

Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 16:43:01 UT
From: Christian Duetschmann <cldueunicum.de>
Subject: Argument inheritance & stranded modifiers with compounds

Dear LINGUIST readers (particularly Scandinavian & Sanskrit scholars),

examples like

travel costs from overseas locations to Chicago
loanword from Old French into Middle English

are few & far between in English, but very common in (among others?) German.
Related(?) phenomena are being mentioned in descriptive grammars of Sanskrit; J.
de Caluwe wrote a paper and a chapter of his dissertation on the Dutch facts,
while the only literature item I know of for a Scandinavian language, makes the
claim that the construction is more common & frequent in Icelandic than even in
German.
Does anyone know of linguistic treatments proper of the Sanskrit data, and of
grammaticality judgments & accounts in existing literature, of the data of
Mainland Scandinavian provided the construction is in existence there? (As for
Sanskrit, Probal Dasgupta informed me in correspondence a few years ago to the
effect that "no serious linguist ever dealt with the matter.") Many thanks in
advance for pointers to literature items & grammaticality judgments, including
languages I didn't mention but whose compound external syntax bears resemblance
to the German and Old Indic. I will post a summary if I receive a sufficient
amount of responses.

Sincerely,
Christian L. Duetschmann
cldueunicum.de


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