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LINGUIST List 16.2152

Wed Jul 13 2005

Qs: Hiberno-English Speakers; Leonard Bloomfield

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        1.    Susagna Tubau, A Call for Hiberno-English Speakers
        2.    Marc Pierce, Leonard Bloomfield as a Teacher

Message 1: A Call for Hiberno-English Speakers
Date: 13-Jul-2005
From: Susagna Tubau <stubauhotmail.com>
Subject: A Call for Hiberno-English Speakers

Hi to everyone,

I'm a Ph.D. student currently working on negative concord in Hiberno-English,
African-American English and Catalan. While reading about the topic, I came
across the following Hiberno-English construction:

(1) Any country couldn't stand that (Filppula 1999) Gloss: 'No country could
stand that'.

In order to study this kind of construction in depth I need a bigger sample of
data. I have already taken data from Filppula's (1986, 1999) corpus and from
Harris (1984), but the number of examples I have collected is still very small.
I would really appreciate any piece of information on any other sources or
corpora where I could search for more sentences such as the one in (1).

In addition, I would also need some help in obtaining grammatical judgements
FROM SPEAKERS OF HIBERNO-ENGLISH (also known as Anglo-Irish and Irish English)
on the following sentence:

(2) Any person said that sex is no sin.

The relevant questions are: Is it grammatical to Hiberno-English speakers?

If the answer is yes, then, is the meaning equivalent to "Nobody said that sex
is a sin"?

Thank you very much in advance. I will really appreciate your help!

Susagna Tubau
Assistant teacher and Ph.D. student
Departament de Filologia Anglesa i de Germanística
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)
Message 2: Leonard Bloomfield as a Teacher
Date: 11-Jul-2005
From: Marc Pierce <mpiercumich.edu>
Subject: Leonard Bloomfield as a Teacher

Dear Colleagues,

I am currently investigating Leonard Bloomfield's reputation as a teacher,
as part of a larger project on his contributions to Germanic linguistics.
I have found several relevant studies so far (Moulton 1970, Hall 1975, and
Haas 1986), but was hoping to trace more (for instance, I understand that
Harry Hoijer commented somewhere on this topic, but I have been unable to
find the relevant work).

Any leads, references, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Marc Pierce


Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics

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