LINGUIST List 12.378

Tue Feb 13 2001

Qs: German Dialects, Subcategorization in MP

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  1. maike engelhardt, German dialects and language attitude
  2. Dan Everett, Lexical/Functional Subcategorization in MP

Message 1: German dialects and language attitude

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 14:40:24 -0500
From: maike engelhardt <mengelhawvu.edu>
Subject: German dialects and language attitude

We are two graduate students at the West Virginia University 
currently working on a paper on German dialects in the East and West 
and the resulting language attitudes. Taking Stefan Raab's 
"Maschendrahtzaun" and the concurrent success and ridiculing of East 
German dialect speakers we are interested in any kind of work done in 
the field of German dialtects since the reunification in 1990.
Please reply individually and we will be happy to post a summary to the list.
Thank you very much!

Maike Engelhardt
mengelhawvu.edu
Astrid Muender
amuenderwvu.edu





Maike Engelhardt
Department of Foreign Languages
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
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Message 2: Lexical/Functional Subcategorization in MP

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 12:52:20 +0000 (GMT)
From: Dan Everett <Dan.Everettman.ac.uk>
Subject: Lexical/Functional Subcategorization in MP

Can anyone supply me with some clear references on the issue of functional
categories selecting lexical categories (rather than the other way around)
in the Minimalist Program? For example, has anyone proposed that T could
select V? (Or, alternatively, that T could select v which would then
select V?) Or is there consensus within the theory that Vs select T and
never the other way?

Perhaps there is an obvious answer there somewhere which I have
missed. But I would like to know if there is any ongoing work on this, as
well as any older references which I might have missed.

Thanks very much,

Dan Everett
University of Manchester
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