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LINGUIST List 18.1297

Mon Apr 30 2007

Qs: English Grammar Texts; English Split Topicalization

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        1.    Rebecca Moreton, Request Assistance in Locating English Grammar Text
        2.    Gisbert Fanselow, Split Topicalization in Englishes


Message 1: Request Assistance in Locating English Grammar Text
Date: 30-Apr-2007
From: Rebecca Moreton <moretonabellsouth.net>
Subject: Request Assistance in Locating English Grammar Text


Linguist Friends:

Has anyone found a good text to use in teaching Descriptive Grammar, or
Modern Grammar, of English, to returning teachers and/or
teachers-in-training? I am particularly interested in knowing of texts which
include both structural information and some discussion of the
socio-problems involved in teaching English to native speakers nowadays.

All information and suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanx in advance.

Becky
(Rebecca Larche Moreton)

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Message 2: Split Topicalization in Englishes
Date: 27-Apr-2007
From: Gisbert Fanselow <fanselowuni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Split Topicalization in Englishes


Split topicalization as in German

B├╝cher habe ich viele gelesen
books have I many read
''as for books, I have read many of them''

are quite common among the world's language. Of the 150 languages I have
evidence for, 135 have such a construction.

I'd love to find out whether any of the versions of English spoken in some
part of the world allows something similar to

books I have read many/some
or
books have I read many/some

I'll post a summary

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax



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