LINGUIST List 12.1537

Tue Jun 12 2001

Qs: Tamil/Telugu Stress, Copula Constructions

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  1. russellufl.edu>, Tamil and Telugu stress judgments
  2. Ljuba Veselinova, Copula constructions questionnaire

Message 1: Tamil and Telugu stress judgments

Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 11:44:26 -0400
From: russellufl.edu> <russellufl.edu>
Subject: Tamil and Telugu stress judgments



 	Hello,
 	
 	I'm seeking native speakers of Tamil and Telugu from India
 	who would be willing to assist in a short and simple stress
 	judgment test. The test can be conducted over email and
 	takes less than 3 minutes.
 	
 	The test is given below. If you wish to participate, simply
 	respond to this email with your answers.
 	
 	
 	Thank you,
 	
 	Russell Moon
 	Graduate Assistant
 	University of Florida
 	Program in Linguistics
 	
 	
 	Stress Judgment Test
 	
 	Instructions: Please review the following list of
 	two-syllable words. Then, identify which words have main
 	stress on the first syllable (according to you) and which
 	words have main stress on the second syllable (again,
 	according to you). If both syllables have the same stress
 	or if the main stress is otherwise indeterminable, please
 	indicate this. Please choose according to intuitions you
 	might use while speaking in India, not abroad.
 	
 	
 	Word List:
 	
 	pocket
 	garage
 	untie
 	doctor
 	pillow
 	again
 	trumpet
 	peanut
 	speaker
 	belie
 	gazelle
 	shutter
 	booklet
 	delay
 	enter
 	hotel
 	banner
 	leather
 	impart
 	extort
 	hammer
 	endure
 	roommate
 	
 
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Message 2: Copula constructions questionnaire

Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 19:40:37 +0200 (CEST)
From: Ljuba Veselinova <ljubaling.su.se>
Subject: Copula constructions questionnaire

Dear All,

I am sorry for cluttering the list with my questions lately but I am
at the end of my data collection and need some info that wasn't
readily available in the reference materials. I have set up a short
questionnaire about copula constructions at 

http://ling252.ling.su.se/adam/Copula/besvara.asp

The languages I am mainly interested in are Comanche, Wichita,
Southeastern Pomo, Slave, Central Cree and Squamish. I have checked
lists devoted to Amerindian languages but those relevant to the
languages listed above do not seem to be very active. I would be very
very grateful if those you who know enough about those languages could
fill out my questionnaire or give me pointers to people who could help
me with it. Data from any less frequently spoken languages are very
welcome as well. 

The data entered in the questionnaire are summarized and available
online. I can make my own data on copula constructions available
online as well if there is interest.

Thank you very very much for your help!

My best wishes,
Ljuba

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Ljuba Veselinova
Dept. of Linguistics	 Email: ljubaling.su.se
Stockholm University	 Phone: +46-8-16 2667/cell 0708-31 99 04
S-106 91 Stockholm	 Fax : +46-8-15 5389
Sweden			 URL : http://bamse.ling.su.se/~ljuba/index.shtml
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