LINGUIST List 13.1335

Mon May 13 2002

Qs: ASL/Initialization, Latvian Tones

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  1. Katy Watts, Initialization in ASL
  2. Jardar E Abrahamsen, tones in Latvian

Message 1: Initialization in ASL

Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 19:45:56 +0000
From: Katy Watts <caw903csun.edu>
Subject: Initialization in ASL

Question: is anyone looking at initialization in American Sign
Language? Perhaps as a function of grammaticalization or of
phonological feature constraints, etc. I am beginning my thesis and
have found that this area of research has yet to be published. If
anyone knows of research that is in the works, info would be greatly
appreciated!

Thanks!
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Message 2: tones in Latvian

Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 10:49:56 +0000
From: Jardar E Abrahamsen <jardarnvg.ntnu.no>
Subject: tones in Latvian

Does anyone know an autosegmental analysis of the Latvian "stieptâ
intonâcija" (words like brâlis) and "krîtos'â intonâcija" (words
like svârki)?

The first group is reported to have a H tone on the first syllable and
a L tone on the second, whereas the second group has a fall (HL)
already on the first syllable.

Jardar 
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