LINGUIST List 14.1246

Sat May 3 2003

Qs: Guarani linguistic studies; Intransitive verbs

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  1. Silvia Lelli, information request
  2. Hans Prufer, Categorizing Verb

Message 1: information request

Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 21:25:25 +0200
From: Silvia Lelli <>
Subject: information request


I am a scholar at the University of Florence - Italy - Faculty of
Education, Anthropology.

I am writing to enquire if you would be able to give me some
information for my new research field, about studies and publications
regarding Guarani people - formerly called 'Chiriguanos' - living in
the Bolivian Chaco, South-east Bolivia.

I am especially interested in linguistic anthropological studies,
regarding the varieties Ava and IzoceF1o or other varieties spoken in
the area, but also information about recent ethnographic and/or
linguistic studies would be of great interest.

Any guidance from you would be deeply appreciated. I look forward to
your response. Thank you very much in advance.

With my best wishes,


Silvia Lelli
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Message 2: Categorizing Verb

Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 07:17:53 +0000
From: Hans Prufer <>
Subject: Categorizing Verb

Dear linguists,

May I get your opinion on sub-classifying Intransitive Verb into two
main categories of: a. verbs that do not require objective noun as it
is already semantically contained in the verb itself, e.g. active
intransitives such as 'walk = do the walking' and 'sing = sing a song'
b. verbs that do not require objective noun as the verb stands alone
syntactically, e.g. linking verbs and stative verbs such as 'seem' and

I wil post the summary as soon as I accumulate enough opinions. 
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