LINGUIST List 12.1594

Sun Jun 17 2001

Qs: Wanna-contraction, Parallel Text Corpora:Fr/Eng

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  1. Brent de Chene, wanna-contraction and that-t
  2. Klaus Panther, parallel text corpora (French-English)

Message 1: wanna-contraction and that-t

Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 14:35:21 +0900 (JST)
From: Brent de Chene <>
Subject: wanna-contraction and that-t

I would be interested in hearing from native speakers of 
English whose dialects/idiolects are exceptional in 
allowing "wanna-contraction" across a trace or that-t 
sequences, as in (1) and (2), regarding whether you are 
exceptional with respect to the other phenomenon as well.

(1) Who do you wanna win? ("Who do you want t to win?")
(2) Who do you think that won? ("Who do you think t won?")

Potential responses will thus fall into one of the 
following three categories:

(A) Allow (1) (wanna-contraction) but not (2) (that-t)
(B) Allow (2) (that-t) but not (1) (wanna-contraction)
(C) Allow both (1) and (2)

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Brent de Chene
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Message 2: parallel text corpora (French-English)

Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 20:52:56 +0000
From: Klaus Panther <>
Subject: parallel text corpora (French-English)


Can anyone direct me to any searchable electronic source for
English-French parallel texts of narrative fiction? (I have already made
use of the "Hansard" corpus at the University of Montreal containing
parliamentary debates.)

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Klaus U. Panther

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Uwe Panther
Universit�t Hamburg
Institut f�r Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Von-Melle-Park 6
D-20146 Hamburg
Phone: +49-40-42838-5972
Fax: +49-40-42838-4856
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