LINGUIST List 15.3362
Wed Dec 01 2004
Qs: Parenthetical 'what'; Frequency of Syntactic Types
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Frequency of Syntactic Types
Message 1: Parenthetical 'what'
From: Yordanka Kavalova <ucleyikucl.ac.uk>
Subject: Parenthetical 'what'
I'm a PhD student and work on parentheticals in English. I'm currently
looking into parenthetical 'what' and was wondering if any of you is aware
of any previous publications/research carried out on that particular
What I mean by parenthetical 'what' is illustrated in (1) and (2):
1. And I know it rhymes with The Terminator which was a big movie *what*
ten years ago. (from American Pie II)
2. These [the paintings] are huge, they are between *what* six and seven
feet long. (Fiona Bruce, BBC1, Crimewatch UK, 28 Oct 2004)
Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation. I will summarise and
post all relevant information on the LinguistList.
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Message 2: Frequency of Syntactic Types
From: roy wilson <rwilson+pitt.edu>
Subject: Frequency of Syntactic Types
I am interested in differences between written and spoken English in
regards to the relative frequency of syntactic types, especially adverbial
clauses. Can anyone recommend some places to look?
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)
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