LINGUIST List 14.1752

Sat Jun 21 2003

Qs: Linguistics Societies; Infinitives/Atemporality

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  1. Fiona Marshall, Linguistics Societies: request for letter/document
  2. Alina Sheyman, infinitives -query

Message 1: Linguistics Societies: request for letter/document

Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 08:18:48 +0000
From: Fiona Marshall <>
Subject: Linguistics Societies: request for letter/document

My current research involves determining the role played by the
learned societies in the emergence and expansion of linguistics in
Britain (19th to 21st centuries). Gaining access to journals,
publications, etc. is not a problem, and (thanks to the generous
assistance of Council Members) I am working my way through the
societies' archives (starting with the Philological Society of Great
Britain). I have already managed to locate several items of enormous
interest. However, it occurs to me that a good deal more
correspondences will not be held in the societies' archives, but in
the hands of the recipients/their relatives. If any linguists out
there are in possession of (or know the whereabouts of) former or
current members' letters/documents relating to ANY linguistics
society/organisation that is still going strong or has in fact ceased
to exist (worldwide and/or British), I should be deeply grateful if
they would consider contacting me. I am interested in any form of
correspondence (e.g. letters from one council member to another,
letters from publishers and guest speakers, letters to/from overseas
colleagues). In particular, I am interested in finding evidence of
interaction on any level between British linguistics societies and
overseas linguistics societies. I do hope someone is able to help.
Many thanks. 

Fiona Marshall (Postgraduate Student) 
Department of English Language & Linguistics
5-7 Shearwood Road 
University of Sheffield S10 2TN 
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Message 2: infinitives -query

Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 17:59:40 +0000
From: Alina Sheyman <>
Subject: infinitives -query

I'm looking for a reference to any work that connects infinitive
constructions with atemporality.

thanks, Alina 
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