LINGUIST List 13.666

Tue Mar 12 2002

Qs: 1st P Plural Variations, Text Corpus/Folk Songs

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  1. John Frampton, 1st person plural inclusive versus exclusive
  2. Antje Lahne, looking for text corpus of English folk songs

Message 1: 1st person plural inclusive versus exclusive

Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 07:09:26 -0500
From: John Frampton <jframptolynx.dac.neu.edu>
Subject: 1st person plural inclusive versus exclusive


I have a question about the use of inclusive versus exclusive 1st
person plural in languages which make the distinction, Warlpiri for
example. I realize that there may be differences from language to
language. That would be quite interesting.

Scenario: Suppose Mary is talking to Bill and Susan. Mary
occasionally makes reference to Joe, who is not present.

Fact: When Mary refers to the set {Mary,Bill,Susan} she uses the 1st
inclusive pronoun and when she refers to the set {Mary,Joe} she uses
the 1st exclusive pronoun.

Question: What pronoun is used to refer to the set {Mary,Bill}, which
does not include Susan (who is present and also being addressed)?
There is a similar question for the set {Mary,Bill,Joe}.
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Message 2: looking for text corpus of English folk songs

Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 11:09:11 -0000
From: Antje Lahne <ANTJEsol.brookes.ac.uk>
Subject: looking for text corpus of English folk songs

Dear colleagues,

I am looking for a text corpus of English folk songs for a 
concordancing project. Can anyone help me?

Regards

Antje Lahne
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