LINGUIST List 2.50

Saturday, 23 Feb 1991

Disc: Complementizers, Music/Lang acq, Demi-syllable/syllable

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  1. "Michael Kac", Re: Complementizers
  2. , Re: Complementizers
  3. "JIM WILCE", Re: Music/Language Acquisition
  4. David Leip, demi-syllable/syllable references

Message 1: Re: Complementizers

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 91 18:26:14 -0600
From: "Michael Kac" <kaccs.umn.edu>
Subject: Re: Complementizers
To Frayzingier: I don't know if it addresses your specific concerns, but
in my book *Corepresentation of Grammatical Structure* (U MN Press 1978)
I talk about rules for linking complementizers with the verbs that they
mark as subordinate (the discussion begins on p. 76). The rules are de-
liberately formulated so that complementizers can occur in sequence.

To Butler: You might find it useful to get in touch with W. Dixon Ward,
Department of Communication Disorders, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis,
MN 55455. I don't know a lot about his work but do know that he's worked on
pitch perception, including the phenomenon of perfect pitch. Another contact
I'd suggest would be Neil Viemeister, Department of Psychology, University
of Minnesota.
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Message 2: Re: Complementizers

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 1991 19:27 CST
From: <EUBANKvaxb.acs.unt.edu>
Subject: Re: Complementizers
wrt Zygmunt Frajzyngier's request for info on two+ complementizers,
Liliane Haegeman's new GB textbook, which should be on the market
in the very near future with Blackwell, includes discussion and
references to material on language(s?) with this feature.
Lynn Eubank
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Message 3: Re: Music/Language Acquisition

Date: Thu, 21 Feb 91 22:03 PST
From: "JIM WILCE" <IZZYAR5%MVS.OAC.UCLA.EDUCORNELLC.cit.cornell.edu>
Subject: Re: Music/Language Acquisition
Would she be interested in an M.A. thesis in anthropology which studied 
interaction between child and violin teacher using language socialization 
theory? If so, I can look for Sheila Clark's e-mail address-- 
Jim Wilce, UCLA.
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Message 4: demi-syllable/syllable references

Date: 20 Feb 91 11:52 -0600
From: David Leip <dsleipbrocku.ca>
Subject: demi-syllable/syllable references
I am looking for references on the following three topics. I would appreciate
it if anyone could help me out.

 (1) Phoneme/Demi-syllable/Syllable time durations, in English (or any
 other language for that matter). Rythmic poetry would suggest to me
 that syllables have more or less equal durations. But I'm not sure.

 (2) Phoneme/Demi-syllable/Syllable confusibilty. I have the 
 Miller & Nicely (1955), and Shepard (1972) papers. But I would 
 appreciate any further refernces.

 (3) Any compiled lists of English demi-syllables and/or syllables.

David Leip
Brock University
Dept. of Computer Science
St. Catharines, Ontario
Canada L2S 3A1
(416) 688-5550 Ext.3810
<dsleipbrocku.ca>

- Thanks.

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