LINGUIST List 14.1549

Fri May 30 2003

Qs: Bengali Negation; Korean Phonemic Frequency

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  1. Jonny Butler, Scope of negation in Bengali
  2. Yuri Tambovtsev, Tambovtsev's data on Korean phonemic frequencies

Message 1: Scope of negation in Bengali

Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 05:15:35 +0000
From: Jonny Butler <jrcb100york.ac.uk>
Subject: Scope of negation in Bengali

Bengali (Bangla) has two morphologically distinct negative particles,
`na' and `ni'. Ramchand (2002) analyses these two markers as being
logically distinct also, `na' serving to negate the event, `ni' to
negate the proposition.

If this is so, we might expect that `na' and `ni' differ quite
generally in their scope behaviour - does anyone know of, or do, any
work on the interactions of `na' and `ni' with other scope bearing
elements in Bengali?

A summary will appear in due course.

Thanks very much,

Jonny Butler
University of York, UK
http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~jrcb100/ 

Subject-Language: Bengali; Code: BNG 
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Message 2: Tambovtsev's data on Korean phonemic frequencies

Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 20:26:40 +0600
From: Yuri Tambovtsev <yutambmail.cis.ru>
Subject: Tambovtsev's data on Korean phonemic frequencies

Dear colleagues in the field of linguistics, I guess I must answer many 
people who ask if I managed to receive any answers to my request about 
Korean texts or data on phonemic frequencies. So far nobody either sent 
any Korean phonemic data or Korean text in Latin letters. Therefore, I 
had to find a Korean book, transcribe it and feed into my computer. I 
had no time, thus, I computed a small sample of 13 thousand phonemes. I 
guess the data on the frequency of occurrence of Korean phonemes have 
never been published. I'd like to publish my data on Korean but I've got 
no idea what journal might be interested to publish them. Several years 
ago Prof. Dr. Lee of the Phonetics Society of South Korea (Seul) wanted 
to publish my data, but when I sent him my article he told me to pay for 
the publication. I could not pay, so the data on the frequency of the 
Korean phonemic occurrence still wait for publishing. If somebody 
happens to know a journal which can publish my Korean data, just let me 
know by writing to yutambhotmail.com Looking forward to hearing from 
you soon to yutambhotmail.com Yours sincerely Yuri Tambovtsev, 
Novosibirsk, Russia
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