LINGUIST List 14.1742

Thu Jun 19 2003

Qs: Eng Subjects/Corpora; IE Phoneme Replacements

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  1. J-C Khalifa, Q: non-canonical subjects in corpora
  2. Kim Dammers, chronology of IE sound changes

Message 1: Q: non-canonical subjects in corpora

Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 10:17:53 +0200
From: J-C Khalifa <jckricky.univ-poitiers.fr>
Subject: Q: non-canonical subjects in corpora

I'm starting a piece of work on non-canonical subjects in English
(i.e. mainly finite & non-finite clauses, PPs and the like). I was
wondering whether anyone could direct me to published or unpublished
studies on the frequency of such subjects in corpora. I'm quite sure
there must have been some work on the relative frequency of subjects
by type (pronouns, NPs, complex NPs, and hopefully non-canonical
ones), but I must admit I'm quite lost in the spate of corpus
linguistics studies that have been published in the past few
years. Any tips on this? I'll post a summary if that proves useful.

All the very best,

		Jean-Charles Khalifa
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Message 2: chronology of IE sound changes

Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 12:14:18 +0000
From: Kim Dammers <kdammersyahoo.com>
Subject: chronology of IE sound changes

I am looking for lists of phoneme replacements /shifts for as many
Indo-European languages as possible. The lists should indicate the
language, the initial and replacement phoneme and some indication of
when the change took place (e.g., ''early 15th century'' or between
document A (A.D. 455) and document B (mid-7th century). Ideally, I
would like to find this all together in one book, but I am willing to
go through various sources. Please note, I am trying to come up with
an overview and am not concerned with all the qualifications and
conditionals. just the individual, generally valid changes.

Language-Family: Indo-European; Code: IE
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