LINGUIST List 16.2043|
Thu Jun 30 2005
Qs: Historical Present/Non-IE; German Phonology
Editor for this issue: Ann Sawyer
We'd like to remind readers that the responses to queries are usually best posted to the individual asking the question. That individual is then strongly encouraged to post a summary to the list. This policy was instituted to help control the huge volume of mail on LINGUIST; so we would appreciate your cooperating with it whenever it seems appropriate. In addition to posting a summary, we'd like to remind people that it is usually a good idea to personally thank those individuals who have taken the trouble to respond to the query. To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at http://linguistlist.org/LL/posttolinguist.html.
Historical Present outside of Indo-European
Phonology of German
Message 1: Historical Present outside of Indo-European
From: Keira Ballantyne <keiraballantynegmail.com>
Subject: Historical Present outside of Indo-European
I wonder if anyone could point me to examples of historical present or
historical present-like phenomena outside of Indo-European? I'm looking for
descriptions of or examples in languages where a present tense is used
within narrative text to describe events which have a clear past
I'm only aware of Robin Hooper's work suggesting that the Tokelauan
inchoative may be an example of a similar phenomenon (Hooper, Robin. 1998.
Universals of narrative pragmatics: a Polynesian case study. Linguistics.
36: 119 - 160). Any other leads would be much appreciated.
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Message 2: Phonology of German
From: Stefan Ploch <plochlanguages.wits.ac.za>
Subject: Phonology of German
I am collating a bibliography about the phonology of German. Which books
and articles would you recommend (and why)?
I will post a summary.
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue