LINGUIST List 14.1024

Sun Apr 6 2003

Qs: Tense-marked Pronouns; Phoneme Awareness/India

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  1. David Palfreyman, Question - personal pronouns which change with temporal reference
  2. Richard Sproat, "Phoneme Awareness" in South Asian languages

Message 1: Question - personal pronouns which change with temporal reference

Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2003 09:29:42 +0400
From: David Palfreyman <David.Palfreymanzu.ac.ae>
Subject: Question - personal pronouns which change with temporal reference

Dear Linguists,

I recently read an article about self and personhood in various
cultures, which states that "there are languages, such as Iaca (New
Caledonia), which have sets of [personal] pronouns marked for
different tenses, contradicting Western notions of physical continuity
[of the self]".

I can't find any mention on the web of a language called Iaca;
however, his point may well still be true. Can anyone tell me an
example of a language which shows the grammatical characteristic which
he describes?

Thanks for any leads,
David Palfreyman
Zayed University, Dubai.

:-D
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Message 2: "Phoneme Awareness" in South Asian languages

Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2003 15:20:20 +0000
From: Richard Sproat <rwsresearch.att.com>
Subject: "Phoneme Awareness" in South Asian languages

Does anyone know of any work on so-called ''phoneme awareness''
in (L1) learners who are learning to read any language/writing
system of the Indian subcontinent? 
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