LINGUIST List 17.263|
Thu Jan 26 2006
Qs: Multiple Wh-Questions; Collecting Proverbs
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Questionnaire and Methods for Collecting Proverbs
Message 1: Multiple Wh-Questions
From: Arthur Stepanov <stepanovling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Multiple Wh-Questions
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
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
The target languages:
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
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).
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Message 2: Questionnaire and Methods for Collecting Proverbs
From: M.-R. Fakhr-Rohani <fxr41yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Questionnaire and Methods for Collecting Proverbs
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
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
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