LINGUIST List 15.1378

Sun May 2 2004

Qs: Reflexive/Passive; Survey/Lang Stereotypes

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  1. Thomas Pink, reflexive & passive
  2. Elena Golubovskaya, Dissertation survey

Message 1: reflexive & passive

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 21:48:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: Thomas Pink <>
Subject: reflexive & passive

The follow sentence is ungrammatical:
*Himself was kicked by John.

We may account for the ungrammaticality using Binding Theory. Some
give another account: a passive cannot be derived when the direct
object of the Deep Structure is a reflexive. My question is: is this a
desirable account? If not, why?

Subject-Language: English; Code: ENG 
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Message 2: Dissertation survey

Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 06:40:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: Elena Golubovskaya <>
Subject: Dissertation survey

I'm looking for scientific support to complete my dissertation on the
problem of ethnical stereotypes in a language. I need participants to
take part in the survey. They should be of British origin, their
gender, age , occupation etc. don't matter. There are 16 questions in
the survey aimed to find out the general impression of the Dutch the
British have. It takes about 10 minutes to complete the form. If you
are kind enough to hepl me, please contact me: I'll submit the electronic form I do hope
for your cooperation.

Elena Golubovskaya 
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