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LINGUIST List 17.263

Thu Jan 26 2006

Qs: Multiple Wh-Questions; Collecting Proverbs

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        1.    Arthur Stepanov, Multiple Wh-Questions
        2.    M.-R. Fakhr-Rohani, Questionnaire and Methods for Collecting Proverbs


Message 1: Multiple Wh-Questions
Date: 25-Jan-2006
From: Arthur Stepanov <stepanovling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Multiple Wh-Questions


Dear colleagues,

We at the University of Potsdam are studying cross-linguistic variation in
the ordering of wh-phrases in 'multiple' wh-questions such as, e.g. ''Who
bought what?''

We would like to kindly ask native speakers of the following languages to
give us their grammaticality judgments on a number of such sentences, by
filling in the on-line questionnaire at

http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/fogra3/new/

The target languages:

Albanian
Bulgarian
Dutch
English
French
German
Georgian
Hindi
Icelandic
Italian
Lebanese Arabic
Persian
Polish
Russian
Vietnamese

The estimated time for completing the questionnaire is between 5-10 minutes.

We are interested in a larger sample of respondents, so, if possible,
please pass this request to your colleagues or students who might also be
interested.

Research on these constructions is done as part of the Research Unit FOR
375 ''Conflicting Rules in Cognitive Science'' funded by the German
Research Foundation (DFG).

Many thanks,


Arthur Stepanov

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Message 2: Questionnaire and Methods for Collecting Proverbs
Date: 24-Jan-2006
From: M.-R. Fakhr-Rohani <fxr41yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Questionnaire and Methods for Collecting Proverbs



Dear Linguists,

I am searching for a questionnaire as well as methods for collecting
proverbs from unwritten languages. Additinally, I need a classificatory
scheme to categorize proverbs.

I appreciate your kind and prompt help in this regard and hope to hear from
you soon.

Sincerely,

M.-R. Fakhr-Rohani

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics



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