LINGUIST List 12.1109

Sat Apr 21 2001

Qs: English "No", English Proper Names

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  1. KVarcoe, Reduplication of English "No"
  2. Trochtchenkova Kate, Connotative Meaning of English Proper Names

Message 1: Reduplication of English "No"

Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 08:15:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: KVarcoe <kvarcoeyahoo.com>
Subject: Reduplication of English "No"

I have noticed that when the second of two MT
English speakers misundersands the discourse of 
the first speaker, the first speaker may respond
"No no no no". It may be as few as one
duplication, "No no" or eight "No no no no-etc".
Does anyone know of anyone who has done or is
doing corpus research to discover if this is
widespread? Thanks, Kerry Varcoe, SIL
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Message 2: Connotative Meaning of English Proper Names

Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 06:58:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: Trochtchenkova Kate <k_trochtchenkovayahoo.com>
Subject: Connotative Meaning of English Proper Names

I need the help of english native speakers.It is for
my research of the connotative meaning of english
proper names.Could you possibly write to me as many
full first names(male/female)as come to your mind.It
would be great if you gave the diminutive variants of
each name;specificate if you ever use some of these
names(full/diminutive)to characterize a person or to
name an object.Thanks for your taking part in the experiment.

k_trochtchenkovayahoo.com
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