LINGUIST List 14.2168

Sat Aug 16 2003

Qs: Lang/Music; Baltic IE Langs/Aspect

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  1. Energin, Language and Music
  2. Rose Thomas, Aspect in the Baltic Languages

Message 1: Language and Music

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 16:27:59 +0200
From: Energin <>
Subject: Language and Music

Hello everyone,
 I'm a PhD student and I am interested in relationships between
language and music with emphasis on influences of musical education on
language perception and production. I will appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance.
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Message 2: Aspect in the Baltic Languages

Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 10:33:35 +0000
From: Rose Thomas <>
Subject: Aspect in the Baltic Languages

Dear Linguists,

Can anybody give me any information on how Perfective/Imperfective
Aspect is expressed in the Baltic Indo-European languages (Lithuanian
and Latvian)? Is it expressed via the use of a prefix to indicate
Perfectivity, as in Russian? Or, since I know that Latvian, at least,
uses its genitive case with Partitive function, is the aspectual
distinction indicated, as in the Baltic Finnic languages, by an
Accusative/Partitive genitive alternation? Or do these languages use a
mixture of both? So far, the information I have been able to find
relating to this matter has been contradicatory, so I would be very
grateful if anyone could clear this up.

Rose Thomas 

Language-Family: Eastern Baltic; Code: IEDA
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