LINGUIST List 12.868

Wed Mar 28 2001

Qs: Algonkian Reduplicative, Action Nouns/Syntax

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  1. Zylogy, Algonkian reduplicative constructions
  2. Lars Martin Fosse, Action nouns

Message 1: Algonkian reduplicative constructions

Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 16:15:40 EST
From: Zylogy <>
Subject: Algonkian reduplicative constructions

To the readers: Does anyone know whether there is any family-internal 
variation in structure/usage of reduplicative constructions in Algonkian? I'd 
be especially interested if the western languages were odd compared with the 
rest of the family. Thanks.

Jess Tauber
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Message 2: Action nouns

Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 22:58:38 +0200
From: Lars Martin Fosse <>
Subject: Action nouns

Dear members of the list,

I am looking for bibliographic references to books/papers dealing with the 
syntax of action nouns such as "destruction", "discovery" etc., e.g. as in 
"the Huns' destruction of the city/the city's destruction by the Huns", 
"Colombus' discovery of America/the discovery of America by Colombus".

Please send information to my personal email address: 
I'll be happy to make available a list of the references that I receive for 

Best regards,

Lars Martin Fosse
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