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LINGUIST List 17.3644

Sat Dec 09 2006

Qs: Adverbial Relatives/Financial Services Corpus

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        1.    Radek Simik, Adverbial Relatives - Call for Data and References
        2.    Esther Ho, Financial Services Corpus

Message 1: Adverbial Relatives - Call for Data and References
Date: 07-Dec-2006
From: Radek Simik <r.simikrug.nl>
Subject: Adverbial Relatives - Call for Data and References

Dear colleagues,

I plan to start a morpho-syntactic and semantic research of so called
adverbial relatives, i.e. place-, time-, manner-, and reason-relatives,
illustrated by the following English examples:

1. a. I like the city where I was born
b. I remember the year when the war started
c. I admire the way (that) Peter plays the piano
d. I want to know the reason why John went home so early

Currently, I am in search of the following:

- references on this topic (mainly concerning syntactic and semantic
research but not excluding typological, acquisition, and other related
kinds of research)

- data from a number of typologically different languages
I am interested mainly in the way these relative are morphologically
introduced/expressed. As far as I have found out so far, such relatives may
be introduced by (i) a corresponding wh-question-word, as in (1a); (ii)
declarative complementizer, as in (1c); (iii) relative complementizer; (iv)
resumptive strategy. Note that one language may combine these strategies
even for one relativization-type.

I will be grateful for any kind of information, brief or detailed. Speakers
of less desribed languages are specially invited to contribute! For
interested linguists, a more detailed questionnaire may be prepared.

Please, send your references/data to this email address:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Message 2: Financial Services Corpus
Date: 05-Dec-2006
From: Esther Ho <egrcpcepolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: Financial Services Corpus

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Research Centre for Professional
Communication in English is building up a Financial Services Corpus in Hong
Kong. We have been collecting annual reports, prospectuses of listed
companies, speeches of government regulatory bodies and etc. We would like
to see if any linguist or any organisation, is doing something similar ---
also working on a financial corpus.


Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

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