LINGUIST List 14.2553

Wed Sep 24 2003

Qs: DAT Tapes; VP Preposing

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  1. Tania Granadillo, Tapes for DAT
  2. Byung-Choon Lee, VP-Preposing

Message 1: Tapes for DAT

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 18:23:37 +0000
From: Tania Granadillo <>
Subject: Tapes for DAT

I would like to know if anyone has experience using the DDS (computer)
tapes in recording fieldwork with a dat and whether the quality of the
signal is significantly different from the pro audio dat tapes (since
the price is). I will post a summary if there are enough responses.
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Message 2: VP-Preposing

Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 09:24:14 +0000
From: Byung-Choon Lee <>
Subject: VP-Preposing

Dear Colleagues,

I have found in literature lots of example sentences with Agent
subjects in which VPs are preposed as in (1).

(1) Ralph says that he will clean his room meticulously this 
 Sunday, and [clean his room meticulously this Sunday] he 

But I could not find VP-Preposing sentences with Cause(r) subjects. My
question is: Are the following sentences as grammatical as (1)?

(2) Mary said that her criticisms would harm John, and [harm 
 John/him] they did.
(3) Mary said that Sue's remarks would arouse them to action 
 in difficult situations, and [arouse them to action in 
 dificut situations] they did.
(4) Mary said that Lipson's textbook would teach Russian to 
 them during their sabbaticals, and [teach Russian to them
 during their sabbaticals] it did.

Thank you in advance for your help.

B.-C. Lee 
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