LINGUIST List 2.414

Sat 17 Aug 1991

Disc: Brown corpus, Being

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  1. , Mark Seidenberg's request for the Brown corpus
  2. "Joyce Neu, Re: Queries
  3. "Bruce E. Nevin", on being being something

Message 1: Mark Seidenberg's request for the Brown corpus

Date: Fri, 16 Aug 91 15:54 MET
From: <RICHARD%CELEX.KUN.NLRICEVM1.RICE.EDU>
Subject: Mark Seidenberg's request for the Brown corpus
The Brown corpus, in various versions (untagged or tagged, KWIC concordance,
WordCruncher), is available from the ICAME group (International Computer
Archive of Modern English) at the:
Norwegian Computing Centre for the humanities
P.O. Box 53, Universitetet
N-5027 Bergen
Norway
This is also the place to go to for copies of the LOB, London-Lund, Melbourne-
Surrey, Kolhapur (Indian English), Lancaster/IBM (spoken), Polytechnic of
Wales (child language) and Helsinki (diachronic) corpora.
Richard Piepenbrock
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Message 2: Re: Queries

Date: Thu, 15 Aug 91 20:51 EDT
From: "Joyce Neu <JN0%PSUVM.PSU.EDUCUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>
Subject: Re: Queries
Re: machine readable copy of Brown corpus (response to Mark Seidenberg)
 I believe this is available through the CHILDES database that is online
at Carnegie Mellon. Contact Brian MacWhinney in the Psychology Dept.
His ID is MACWHINNEYMALLOW.PSY.CMU.EDU. You can ask for the CHAT
manuals that explain how to access the CHILDES database.
Joyce Neu
Penn State
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Message 3: on being being something

Date: Thu, 15 Aug 91 10:36:54 EDT
From: "Bruce E. Nevin" <bnevin%ccb.bbn.comRICEVM1.RICE.EDU>
Subject: on being being something
An interesting example from Harris's _A Grammar of English on
Mathematical Principles_:
 The uncomfortableness of -ing on adjectives leads to
 occasional elisions of it: in _Don't be horrid. I'm not
 being horrid_ the retort shows that the first sentence
 can be taken as reduced from !Don't be being horrid.
(Using ! here for Harris's dagger, quote from p. 297.)
	Bruce Nevin
	bnbbn.com
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