LINGUIST List 13.1864

Sun Jul 7 2002

Qs: Creole Phonology, Eng Middle Contruction

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  1. Jean-Pierre Angenot, over Batticaloa Creole Phonology
  2. nirada simargool, english middles

Message 1: over Batticaloa Creole Phonology

Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 16:53:14 -0400
From: Jean-Pierre Angenot <>
Subject: over Batticaloa Creole Phonology

Please, I need to find the reference of a PhD dissertation defended at
Cornell University (in the 70ties) by Ian R. Smith over Batticaloa
(Sri Lanka) Portuguese Creole Phonology. Thank you very much.

Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Angenot
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Message 2: english middles

Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 15:48:29 +0000
From: nirada simargool <>
Subject: english middles

I am studying the development of the English middle construction such

(1)This shirt irons easily.

In most of the sources I have looked at (Visser, Denison, Lightfoot),
middles are found more in Early Modern English than in Old or Middle

Does anyone have any information on this?

Furthermore, I am also interested in finding examples of middles in
all periods of English. Does anyone know of websites or corpora that
will not tax the meager monetary situation of a (relatively)poor
graduate student?

I'll post a summary. 
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