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LINGUIST List 16.2658

Thu Sep 15 2005

Qs: Relative Clauses; Fula 'Glottalized' Consonants

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        1.    Preeti Agarwal, Relative Clauses
        2.    Rolf Theil, Fula 'Glottalized' Consonants


Message 1: Relative Clauses
Date: 14-Sep-2005
From: Preeti Agarwal <preetiresearch.iiit.ac.in>
Subject: Relative Clauses


Hello!!

I'm interested in studying the structure of relative clauses which are in fact
part of a maximal NP. For my work I would like to focus on Indian language
Hindi. Can anyone suggest me any relevant reading or work done for such
constructions? Your suggestions are welcome.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Preeti.

--
Preeti Agarwal
Research Associate and PhD participant
Language Technologies Research Centre,
IIIT
Hyderabad.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Hindi (hin)
Message 2: Fula 'Glottalized' Consonants
Date: 14-Sep-2005
From: Rolf Theil <rolf.theililn.uio.no>
Subject: Fula 'Glottalized' Consonants



I am working with the history of the phonology and morphology of the Atlantic
language Fula, spoken across West Africa. One central problem is the changes /
alternations that the "glottalized" consonants can be involved in. The
"glottalized" consonants, 'b 'd 'j, are pronounced as either implosives or
creaky voiced stops ('j has changed into a creaky voiced semivowel, 'y, in
eastern dialects). I would be grateful for information about languages where
these consonants change into / alternate with nasals in a non-nasal environment.

Rolf Theil, professor of general and African linguisticss,
Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo, Norway.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology



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