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LINGUIST List 18.958

Thu Mar 29 2007

Qs: Origin of the Definite Article; Teaching an Online Ling Course

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        1.    Marie-Lucie Tarpent, Origin of the Definite Article
        2.    Pat Hurley, Teaching Intro to Linguistics as an Online Course

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Message 1: Origin of the Definite Article
Date: 27-Mar-2007
From: Marie-Lucie Tarpent <marie-lucie.tarpentmsvu.ca>
Subject: Origin of the Definite Article

Following a recent discussion on the Language Hat website
(www.languagehat.com), I wonder if someone could recommend sources dealing
with the origin of Romance and Balkan definite articles, or of articles in
general. For instance, a Greek influence was suggested for the Latin
evolution from the ill- demonstrative pronouns to the Romance definite
articles, and also for the postposition of these articles in Romanian, a
feature also shared with other languages of the area. The discussants
(including myself) were not linguistically naive, but neither were they
specialists, hence this request.

Thank you in advance,

Marie-Lucie Tarpent
Deparment of Modern Languages
Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, N.S. B3M 2J6 Canada

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Message 2: Teaching Intro to Linguistics as an Online Course
Date: 27-Mar-2007
From: Pat Hurley <phurleyhawaii.edu>
Subject: Teaching Intro to Linguistics as an Online Course

I will be offering an introduction to linguistics course wholly online for
the first time this fall. I am interested in talking with others who have
either taught online and/or who are interested in teaching online.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics

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