LINGUIST List 11.607

Fri Mar 17 2000

Qs: Genderlects, Linguistic Terminology

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  1. Johannes Holstein, Survey: Genderlects
  2. Jorge Guitart, entificacion

Message 1: Survey: Genderlects

Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 09:20:49 -0500
From: Johannes Holstein <uzsc33UNI-BONN.DE>
Subject: Survey: Genderlects

Ruth-Maria Roth
Katrin Schweitzer
Johannes Holstein
English Department,
Bonn University, Germany 02/25/2000

Dear listmembers,
We're students of English at Bonn University, and we are conducting a survey
on genderlects for our term paper in Linguistics. Therefore we would like
to fill in the questionnaire at
as a basis of our project.
We would be very grateful if you could spare a few minutes to support our
Thank you very much for your participation!
The results will be published online.
The URL for this will then be found on the "LINGUIST list"
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Message 2: entificacion

Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 13:50:42 -0500 (EST)
From: Jorge Guitart <>
Subject: entificacion

Con frecuencia en el lenguaje hablamos de eventos y procesos (y 
tambien de situaciones y resultados) como si fueran entes (entidades).
P.ej.:" [La destruccion de los judios de europa por los nazis durante la 2da 
guerra mundial] podemos colocarla
entre las catastrofes mas grandes del milenio que acaba de concluir." 

?Ha utilizado alguien el termino 'entificacion' para referirse a este
fenomeno? Dado que cuantificar es convertir algo en una cantidad, ?que es
convertir algo en una entidad? ?Entificar?

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