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LINGUIST List 16.2418

Fri Aug 19 2005

Qs: Text References; Native Speakers of English

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        1.    Roderick McConchie, Linguistic Principles in Text References
        2.    Ulrike Pado, Rating Study: Native Speakers of English

Message 1: Linguistic Principles in Text References
Date: 19-Aug-2005
From: Roderick McConchie <roderick.mcconchiehelsinki.fi>
Subject: Linguistic Principles in Text References

I'm interested in people's opinions about the linguistic principles involved in
text references. I'm not seeking rehashes of what is to be found in style
manuals, which are often not based on clear notions of what English is like in
any case, but rather whether references should be regarded as complying with the
rules of anaphora in English or not. For instance, what do the brackets mean?
Should text references in English be strictly anaphoric? Is it acceptable to
split a noun phrase? and so on.

Consider the following examples:

'Smith's (1998) book covers this subject adequately.'
'Smith's book (1998) covers the subject adequately.'
'Smith's book covers this subject adequately (1998).'

'Smith's article raises precisely this question (2002: 34).'
'Smith's (2002: 34) article raises precisely this question.'
'Smith's article (2002) raises precisely this question (34).'
'Smith's 2002 article raises presisely this question (34).'

Thanks to all in advance!

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)
Message 2: Rating Study: Native Speakers of English
Date: 17-Aug-2005
From: Ulrike Pado <ulrikecoli.uni-sb.de>
Subject: Rating Study: Native Speakers of English

Dear all,

I am looking for native speakers of English to take part in an on-line
rating study. There will be a prize draw among all participants for Amazon
gift vouchers.

The whole thing should take about 15-20 minutes to complete. You will need
the Java 1.4 (or higher) plugin for your browser.

For detailed instructions and to take part, go to:


I would be very grateful if you could spare the time to participate or to
send on this announcement to others who might be interested. Again, the
only requirement is to be a native speaker of English.

Thank you very much and good luck in the prize draw!


Ulrike Pado
Saarland University, Saarbruecken and
University of Edinburgh

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)

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