LINGUIST List 2.125

Tuesday, 9 Apr 1991

Disc: V1 and V2, Newsletter, Tsou, Latin, and more

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Directory

  1. A. Kathol, V1 and V2
  2. , Californian Linguistic Newsletter
  3. Nakamura Akira, Re Tsou
  4. Bruce E Wilson, help with Latin -> English translation
  5. "NORVAL SMITH, RE: Nameserver
  6. Vicki Fromkin, Re: Renumber
  7. "Hi, 'lo", Re: Banned Lgs
  8. Guido Vanden Wyngaerd, Renumbering

Message 1: V1 and V2

Date: Sat, 6 Apr 91 16:06:23 EST
From: A. Kathol <katholshs.ohio-state.edu>
Subject: V1 and V2
At the danger of missing the obvious, here's something that's been
puzzling me about GB analyses of Germanic syntax for quite a while:

As I understand it, there seems to be a general consensus among GB 
syntacticians to analyze V2 sentence structure in languages like 
Swedish or German as movement of some phrase into SPEC(CP) and head
movement of the finite verb into the COMP position. Given this, it
appears that V1 clauses as in (complementizer-less) conditionals or
yes/no questions also arise via head movement into COMP. 
If this is so, what blocks further movement of any other constituent 
into SPEC(CP), as in V2 clauses? Is it because there is no such position
available in that case or is it filled by any (invisible) element? If the 
latter, does this element account for the particular kinds of meanings found
with V1 clauses, and how so? Or is there yet another possibility? Has
anyone proposed solutions to this problem? (references?)
Thanks,

 --Andreas Kathol
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Message 2: Californian Linguistic Newsletter

Date: Thu, 4 Apr 1991 10:43:00 -0500
From: <GL250012Venus.YorkU.CA>
Subject: Californian Linguistic Newsletter
Can anyone tell me the address (and editor) of the California Linguistic
Newsletter?

Thanks - Jim Benson
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Message 3: Re Tsou

Date: Sun, 07 Apr 91 16:01 PDT
From: Nakamura Akira <IZZYT63%MVS.OAC.UCLA.EDUCORNELLC.cit.cornell.edu>
Subject: Re Tsou
I am working on reduplication in Tsou, a Taiwanese language. If anyone knows
of any reference to Tsou (other than Tung (1964)'s _A Descriptive Study of the
Tsou Language, Formosa_), or of any native speakers who are e-mail accessible,
please send information to izzyt63uclamvs.bitnet .

Nakamura Akira
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Message 4: help with Latin -> English translation

Date: Mon, 8 Apr 91 17:37:24 PDT
From: Bruce E Wilson <bewbarney.ESL.COM>
Subject: help with Latin -> English translation
I'm helping a friend translate a Latin manuscript into English.
I'm looking for suggestion for preferably MacIntosh programs
that will help with Latin spelling / grammer checking for
verification of correctness of the original manuscript.
Then we see the second step as a mass traslation into English.
We are looking for a very rough word for word translation
to speed the process of looking for interesting concepts in the work.

The manuscript is handwritten lecture notes with a few english words
thrown in. The microfiche copy we are trying to work from is 
difficult to transcribe, so we are looking for any ways to speed the
translation.

I would appreciate any suggestions on approches.
Please send replies to 
 bewesl.com and I will summarize if there is sufficient interest.
Thanks very much for your help
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Message 5: RE: Nameserver

Date: Sat, 6 Apr 91 12:12 MET
From: "NORVAL SMITH <NSMITHALF.LET.UVA.NL>
Subject: RE: Nameserver
NAMESERVER
Further to Giampapa's remarks, I find it incredible that the Italian UUCP
gateway postmaster is ignorant of the fact that hp4nl is the Dutch EUnet
(i.e. European UUCP) backbone site. I shall be informing him of this, too!

Norval Smith
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Message 6: Re: Renumber

Date: Mon, 08 Apr 91 12:54 PDT
From: Vicki Fromkin <IYO1VAF%MVS.OAC.UCLA.EDUCORNELLC.cit.cornell.edu>
Subject: Re: Renumber
re RENUMBER -- it is also compatible with WORDSTAR 5.5 etc. And it's
terrific. V Fromkin
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Message 7: Re: Banned Lgs

Date: Mon, 8 Apr 91 15:57 EST
From: "Hi, 'lo" <SDFNCRritvax.isc.rit.edu>
Subject: Re: Banned Lgs
With regard to John Goldsmith's comments on ASL, I once read an article that
said that "sign language" was either the *4th* most used foreign language in
the US (after Spanish, Italian, & German) or the 4th most taught foreign
language. note that ASL has never been totally banned from the US, but similar
sign languages *have* been totally banned from other countries such as Germany. 
Indeed, a colleague of mine once told me that the German claim was that there
were no deaf people in Germany; everyone was hard of hearing.
Susan Fischer
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Message 8: Renumbering

Date: Mon, 08 Apr 91 16:17:00 +0200
From: Guido Vanden Wyngaerd <HAAAM02%BLEKUL11.BITNETCUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>
Subject: Renumbering
 AUTOMATIC EXAMPLE NUMBERING WITH WORDPERFECT
 Guido Vanden Wyngaerd (NFWO)
 UFSAL
 Vrijheidslaan 17
 B-1080 Brussels
 guidovdwblekul11.bitnet
 8 April 1991


The following describes in detail how to use the features of
WordPerfect (version 5.0 or higher) to automatically renumber
both your linguistic examples and the references made to them
in the text, including footnotes and endnotes. Distribute
Freely|

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