LINGUIST List 15.1801

Mon Jun 14 2004

Qs: Swazi Lang/Gender; Relative Constructions

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  1. Stefan Ploch, Language and gender in the Swazi legal context
  2. Hong-Keun Park, Reconstruction in Relative Constructions

Message 1: Language and gender in the Swazi legal context

Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 08:13:02 -0400 (EDT)
From: Stefan Ploch <plochlanguages.wits.ac.za>
Subject: Language and gender in the Swazi legal context

I am trying to find literature on:

Language and gender in the Swazi (or other Bantu or African) legal
context.

Your help is much appreciated.

Stefan Ploch. 
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Message 2: Reconstruction in Relative Constructions

Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 13:31:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: Hong-Keun Park <hongkeunusc.edu>
Subject: Reconstruction in Relative Constructions

I'm working on reconstruction effects in certain constructions,
including relative constructions. I am looking for native speakers'
judgments on the following examples, and references discussing similar
data. I am very appreciative of any help in advance.

(i) a. I'd purchase the picture of Picasso that he painted at 
 the age of 40.
 b. I'd purchase the picture of Picasso that the curator 
 said (that) he painted at the age of 40.
 (Picasso = he)
(ii)a. The false accusations of Mary by himself that I think 
 that she'd better not know that her ex boyfriend, John,
 told many of her friends seem to be accepted by some.
 (Mary = she, himself = John)
 b. The false accusations of Mary by himself that I think
 that she'd better not know that everyone told John, her
 fiance, seem to have affected his final decision.
 (Mary = she, himself = everyone) 


Hong-Keun Park
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