LINGUIST List 13.1055

Tue Apr 16 2002

Qs: Articles, Political Correctness & Lang Use

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  1. Alena Kandratsenka, looking for examples with articles
  2. John Myhill, Politcal correctness

Message 1: looking for examples with articles

Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2002 12:10:52 +0300
From: Alena Kandratsenka <>
Subject: looking for examples with articles

Hi, everyone!
I am a student from Minsk State Linguistics University and I am doing a
research on the definite article. I am currently seeking for examples where
the use of the definite article can't be explained from the point of view of
familiarity or identifiability. If somebody came across such instances, I
would be very interested to receive them.

Thanks a lot

Alena Kandratsenka

Minsk State Linguistics University
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Message 2: Politcal correctness

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 09:23:16 +0200
From: John Myhill <>
Subject: Politcal correctness

MESSAGE: A student of mine is interested in studies of political
correctness in language usage, particularly with relation to physical
or psychological disabilities, but she would also be interested in
general references about political correctness. I would appreciate it
if any of you could send suggested references to me at

Thanks very much.
John Myhill
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