LINGUIST List 15.1079

Thu Apr 1 2004

Qs: Participle Fronting; Chinese/Urdu Dictionary

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  1. Luis Vicente, typology of participle fronting
  2. Velva Fallin, Chinese-Urdu Dictionary

Message 1: typology of participle fronting

Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 07:51:48 -0500 (EST)
From: Luis Vicente <>
Subject: typology of participle fronting

Dear all,

I'm looking for languages that allow for Verb Auxiliary orders of the
type of Dutch, German, SerboCroatian, Bulgarian... That is, Verb
Auxiliary orders that aren't base generated like that (i.e., in a left
branching structure), but have been usually attributed to leftward
movement of the verb over the auxiliary (either as long head movement,
remnant VP movement...). E.g., in Dutch

Gezien_i heb ik Jan t_i
seen have I Jan

It would be wonderful if your replies include example sentences of the
particular language.

A summary will be posted in due time.


Luis Vicente
Leiden Centre for Linguistics
P.O. Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden
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Message 2: Chinese-Urdu Dictionary

Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 17:36:03 -0500 (EST)
From: Velva Fallin <>
Subject: Chinese-Urdu Dictionary

Does a Chinese-Urdu dictionary exist, and how may I obtain one?
Simplified Chinese would be best, but certainly a Traditional Chinese
one would be better than none.

Thank you. 

Subject-Language: Chinese, Mandarin;Urdu; Code: URD 
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