LINGUIST List 15.1036

Mon Mar 29 2004

Qs: English 'At All'; First Linguistics Journal

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  1. Ronnie Wilbur, semantics of 'at all'
  2. Mohammad Etedali, First Journal in Linguistics

Message 1: semantics of 'at all'

Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 22:16:59 -0500 (EST)
From: Ronnie Wilbur <>
Subject: semantics of 'at all'

Can anyone refer me to analyses of the English expression 'at all'?
For example, 'he doesn't eat mean at all' or 'she didn't think it was
funny at all'. It does not appeaar to be a 'regular' negative polarity
item, in that 'do you want any of this at all' is marginal for me
except when it means 'will you not want any of this eventually, so I
can eat the rest of it?', whereas 'don't you want any of this at all?'
is just fine. Thanks in advance.

Subject-Language: English; Code: ENG 
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Message 2: First Journal in Linguistics

Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 13:03:31 -0500 (EST)
From: Mohammad Etedali <>
Subject: First Journal in Linguistics

Can sombody please let me know what the first journal in linguistics
was? Is it still being published? Is it available online?

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