LINGUIST List 14.2925

Sun Oct 26 2003

Qs: English Gerunds; Mazandarani Adjectives

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  1. Seth Cable, Gerunds -- Breaking Up is Hard to Do...
  2. Muhammad-Reza Fakhr-Rohani, Mazandarani comparative adjectives

Message 1: Gerunds -- Breaking Up is Hard to Do...

Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 01:03:21 +0000
From: Seth Cable <scablemit.edu>
Subject: Gerunds -- Breaking Up is Hard to Do...

Dear All,
	
I seem to remember a paper from the early seventies on these English
gerund constructions which are only grammatical if ''broken up''. For
example:
	
Breaking up is hard to do.
* It is hard to do breaking up.
	
Eating Dave does with his father (Drinking he does with his brother).
* Dave does eating with his father...
	
I think it was by Paul Schachter, but I might be mis-remembering...
	
Does anyone know the paper I'm thinking of, or a paper which has been
written on these structures?
	
Best,
	
Seth. 
	
	
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Message 2: Mazandarani comparative adjectives

Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 18:32:02 +0000
From: Muhammad-Reza Fakhr-Rohani <rhm659yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Mazandarani comparative adjectives

Dear Linguists,

Is anybody aware of any pragmatic study on Mazandarani comparaive
adjectives?

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