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LINGUIST List 16.2726

Thu Sep 22 2005

Qs: Developmental Sentence Score with CLAN; Zulu Focus

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        1.    Melissa Aldi, Developmental Sentence Score with CLAN
        2.    Claire Halpert, Zulu Focus and Treatment of Focus Particles

Message 1: Developmental Sentence Score with CLAN
Date: 21-Sep-2005
From: Melissa Aldi <melissaldiyahoo.it>
Subject: Developmental Sentence Score with CLAN

Dear Collegues

I would like to know if someone has created a Developmental Sentence Score
for french grammar or if someone has applied the score for English grammar
to French language.

Is it applied or I need to modify it?

thank you very much.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Message 2: Zulu Focus and Treatment of Focus Particles
Date: 20-Sep-2005
From: Claire Halpert <claire.halpertyale.edu>
Subject: Zulu Focus and Treatment of Focus Particles


I'm currently examining the distribution of the focus prefix '-ya-'in the
Zulu verb, mainly as described by Doke (1927) and Poulos (1998). Since the
data they give with their descriptions leave open several possible
interpretations of the focus marker, I'm hoping to learn a little more
about the nature of focus cross-linguistically so that I might be able to
figure out which types of Zulu structures would help clarify the situation.

Specifically, I'm interested to know if anyone is aware of languages that
have a focus particle that operates in negative constructions. I'm also
interested in looking at the treatment of a functional focus projection
cross-linguistically and would be grateful for any sources on the subject.

Claire Halpert

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

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