LINGUIST List 11.883

Sun Apr 16 2000

Qs: "There" Constructions, Malay/Indonesian Ling

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  1. YukaMakita, There-constructions
  2. Ilse-Marie Gates, Malay/Indonesian

Message 1: There-constructions

Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 09:24:46 EDT
From: YukaMakita <YukaMakitaaol.com>
Subject: There-constructions

Dear Linguists,

I'm now interested in there-constructions, especially,
whether the existential there make NO contribution 
in interpretation or not.
So, could you judge the following sentences and tell
me semantic differences if any.

(i) There is a lamp beside the table.
(ii) Beside the table there is a lamp.
(iii) A lamp is beside the table.

Thanks in advance,


*****
Yuka MAKITA
E-mail: YukaMakitaaol.com
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Message 2: Malay/Indonesian

Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 13:29:12 -0400
From: Ilse-Marie Gates <ngatesintranet.ca>
Subject: Malay/Indonesian

Advice requested. As a retired person studying Malay/Indonesian - best
sources to go for (a) reports of current work on syntax and semantics
(b) books on these topics
Noel Gates
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