LINGUIST List 13.2071

Mon Aug 12 2002

Sum: Linguistic Terminology: French

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  1. Pius ten Hacken, Sum: Linguistic terminology/French

Message 1: Sum: Linguistic terminology/French

Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 15:11:22 +0200
From: Pius ten Hacken <>
Subject: Sum: Linguistic terminology/French

Dear colleagues,

Last week I asked the following question (Vol. 13.2058):

>Could anyone help me with the French translation of the terms
>"optimality theory" and "back formation"?

I received four responses for the first, two for the second term. 
They all agree that the following are the French translations:

optimality theory: th�orie de l'optimalit�

backformation: r�troformation

I would like to thank Bert Peeters, Jean-Charles Khalifa, Martin 
Forst, R�my Viredaz and <> for their answers.

Best wishes,
Pius ten Hacken

PD Dr. Pius ten Hacken, Universit�t Basel
Abteilung f�r Geisteswissenschaftliche Informatik (B�ro 308)
Petersgraben 51
CH-4051 Basel 
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