LINGUIST List 11.705

Wed Mar 29 2000

Qs: Negative Concord/English, Speech Errors

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  1. Alison Henry, Negative concord in varieties of English
  2. Joaquim Brand´┐Żode Carvalho, Speech errors

Message 1: Negative concord in varieties of English

Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 13:04:48 +0100
From: Alison Henry <AM.Henryulst.ac.uk>
Subject: Negative concord in varieties of English

In connection with a research project on negative concord in 
Belfast English, I am trying to find other recent work on negative 
concord in varieties of English. I would be grateful for references to 
such work particularly unpublished or in less-well-known 
publication outlets which we might not have come across.
 I am also interested in finding out whether there are any varieties 
where a sequence of N-word followed by not/n't is grammatical 
with a negative concord reading ie sentences like
	(1) Nobody hasn't told us about it
Alison Henry
Alison Henry
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University of Ulster at Jordanstown
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Message 2: Speech errors

Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 15:33:09 +0100
From: Joaquim Brand´┐Żode Carvalho <jbrandaoext.jussieu.fr>
Subject: Speech errors



Dear colleagues,

It is well-known that in many speech errors, word games and the like,
consonants and/or vowels are interchanged. For example, given the French
word /fyzi/ 'gun', we can have :
(a) /zyfi/ (C-permutation),
(b) /fizy/ (V-permutation),
or
(c) /zify/ (syllable permutation).

My questions are :

1) Do you know of cases of the type in (a) and/or (c), in any language,
where the laryngeal features, and only these features, are *not*
interchanged? Given the example above, this would give :
(a') */syvi/
(c') */sivy/

(N.B.: The expected language(s) must have voice contrasts in both initial
and intervocalic contexts. I do not consider here the possible, and very
common, cases where voiced and voiceless obstruents are disallowed
word-initially and between vowels respectively.)

2) Do you know of cases of the type in (a) and/or (c), in any language,
where *only* laryngeal features are interchanged? Given the example above,
this would give :
(a'') */vysi/
(c'') */visy/

Thank you very much for any information. I will post a summary if I get
enough responses.


Joaquim Brandao de Carvalho
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Departement de linguistique
Faculte des Sciences Humaines et Sociales - Sorbonne
Universite Rene Descartes - Paris V

CNRS : ESA 7018, GDR 1954

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