LINGUIST List 15.1377

Sun May 2 2004

Qs: Acquisition of Pragmatics; English Grammarians

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  1. Mandy Simons, Acquisition of pragmatics/presupposition
  2. Anita Auer, Eighteenth-century English linguistics

Message 1: Acquisition of pragmatics/presupposition

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 10:53:17 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mandy Simons <>
Subject: Acquisition of pragmatics/presupposition

Dear Linguists --

I am looking for information about any research that has been
conducted on the acquisition of pragmatics, and in particular on the
acquisition of presupposition. I'd be grateful for any references.

Mandy Simons 
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Message 2: Eighteenth-century English linguistics

Date: Sat, 1 May 2004 13:42:02 -0400 (EDT)
From: Anita Auer <>
Subject: Eighteenth-century English linguistics

Dear historical linguists,

I am currently working on eighteenth-century grammarians and their
possible influence on the development of the English subjunctive
mood. To this purpose, I am carrying out a survey to find out who is
considered the most influential grammarian during the 'age of
prescriptivism'. I would therefore like to appeal to other linguists
working on the eighteenth century to nominate who you think is 'the
most influential grammarian' and why you chose this particular
grammarian (i.e. depending on your particular research interest).

I will inform you of the outcome of this poll. Could you please send
your replies to

Thanks for your help!

Kind regards,

Anita Auer (PhD student)
Department of English; Department of German
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL 

Subject-Language: English; Code: ENG 
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