LINGUIST List 13.514

Sun Feb 24 2002

Qs: Linguistic Volunteer Projects, Borrowing Verbs

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  1. Peggy Speas, Community Service projects in Linguistics
  2. george huttar, borrowing of verbs

Message 1: Community Service projects in Linguistics

Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 23:52:42 -0500
From: Peggy Speas <pspeaslinguist.umass.edu>
Subject: Community Service projects in Linguistics


We at UMass are trying to develop a "community service" component
within our undergraduate program, where students could get credit for
language-related volunteer work. We are looking for advice from
anyone who has tried to do something like this, or has ideas about
types of service projects that linguistics undergraduates could learn
from. We'd appreciate any comments or suggestions.

Peggy Speas University of Massachusetts pspeaslinguist.umass.edu
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Message 2: borrowing of verbs

Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 11:24:01 -0500
From: george huttar <george_huttarsil.org>
Subject: borrowing of verbs


 A standard textbook on historical linguistics, Hock's 1991 Principles 
 of Historical Linguistics, 2nd ed., p. 386, says:
 
 "...it has been noted that verbs are crosslinguistically less easily 
 borrowed than nouns..."
 
 Is this a generally accepted claim? Can you suggest a basic 
 bibliography where I could find documentation?
 
 Thanks,
 
 George Huttar
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