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LINGUIST List 17.1927

Sun Jul 02 2006

Qs: Caretaker Speech and Gender; Literature on 'Just'

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        1.    Mahmoud Sadrai, Caretaker Speech and Gender
        2.    Hilary Landis, Literature on 'Just'

Message 1: Caretaker Speech and Gender
Date: 29-Jun-2006
From: Mahmoud Sadrai <sadraiumn.edu>
Subject: Caretaker Speech and Gender

This is a request for bibliographical information on support (or lack
thereof) for the claim (Moskoweitz(1992), p. 39) that there is ''a higher
proportion of questions (among mothers) [and] imperatives (among fathers)''
used in caretaker speech.

Thanks in advance for any information you may be able to pass along.

Mahmoud Sadrai

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Message 2: Literature on 'Just'
Date: 28-Jun-2006
From: Hilary Landis <hilary.landispomona.edu>
Subject: Literature on 'Just'

Does anyone know of any literature pertaining to the semantics and/or
pragmatics of the word ''just''? I know that a great deal has been written
about ''only,'' but I've been unable to find anything that specifically
discusses the word ''just.'' Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hilary Landis

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

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