LINGUIST List 13.2641

Wed Oct 16 2002

Qs: Acquisition of Creole, Ling Usage of 'Other'

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  1. Kristin Cole, Child acquisition in mixed language household
  2. Jeffrey Galko, some information on 'other'

Message 1: Child acquisition in mixed language household

Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 20:08:28 +0000
From: Kristin Cole <kristin.colemail.utexas.edu>
Subject: Child acquisition in mixed language household

I'm interested in locating resources for the process of child
acquisition of Creole (English-based or otherwise) in a household
where at least the mother's native tongue is not Creole. I would like
to see, for example, what errors such a child may make in both the
mother tongue and the Creole. Please e-mail me with any suggested
articles or books. Thank you! Kristin

Language-Family: Creole; Code: CE
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Message 2: some information on 'other'

Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 23:58:59 +0000
From: Jeffrey Galko <jsg79hotmail.com>
Subject: some information on 'other'

Hello,

I am looking for some information into the linguistic usage of the
word 'other'. I am trying to represent a particular sentence in a
semantic network and I was wondering whether there were any linguistic
references that have anything relevant to say on this matter.

The sentence is of the form: x and other y yield z. What I want the
network to infer is that either x is a y or x and y are members of the
same class.

In other words, we have a np followed by other np do the same thing.

Please send me some references if possible.


jeff galko
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