LINGUIST List 2.645

Thu 10 Oct 1991

Qs: Preposition, Pronouns, China, Phonology

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  1. , preposition stranding
  2. , Query on pronouns
  3. Marjorie K M Chan, Refs on Society and Language Use in China
  4. , Simple Phonological Systems, a Query

Message 1: preposition stranding

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 91 11:58:14 EDT
From: <Kelly.K.Wahlub.cc.umich.edu>
Subject: preposition stranding
I'm looking for examples of clearly ungrammatical preposition stranding
in finite clauses in English. Can anyone either give me some examples
or direct me to a good source?
 --Kelly_Wahlub.cc.umich.edu
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Message 2: Query on pronouns

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 91 14:36:38 EDT
From: <Kelly.K.Wahlub.cc.umich.edu>
Subject: Query on pronouns
In Russian, the concept "x and I" is expressed "we with x", where 'we'
 includes'x' (eg, 'Ivan and I' = 'we with Ivan'). I was told that this use or
 something
similar exists in other languages, notably Turkish. Is this true (about
Turkish), and what other languages does this (or something similar) exist in?
Any references would be welcome.
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Message 3: Refs on Society and Language Use in China

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 91 17:29:22 EDT
From: Marjorie K M Chan <mchanmagnus.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Subject: Refs on Society and Language Use in China
I'm in the midst of proposing an upper-level undergraduate course on the
Chinese language, and am including a section on language and society. Aside
from some work by Y.R. Chao, Beverly Hong, and Margaret Sung, I have not
encountered very much anthropological or descriptive types of studies that
would be appropriate for undergraduates and non-Chinese linguistics grads.
I'd appreciate any references Linguist List readers can offer, including
any on differences in language use between Chinese males and Chinese females.
Re the last case, my only sources so far are:
	"Feminine accent in the Bejing Vernacular: a sociolinguistic
 investigation." by Mingyang Hu. Journal of the Chinese Language
 Teachers Association (1991) XXVI.1:49-54.
	"On being _De_ing: How Women's Languae is Perceived in Chinese."
 by Timothy Light. Computational Analyses of Asian and African
 Languages (CAAAL) (1982) 19:21-49.
(Hu's articles include a couple of references which I have not yet
acquired, and likely to be in Chinese.)
The course is conducted in English, and all reading assignments are in
English, so I am particularly interested in English-language articles and
sources, though not exclusively.
Marjorie Chan (Dept. of E. Asian L & L, Ohio State U.)
marjorie_chanosu.edu
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Message 4: Simple Phonological Systems, a Query

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 91 18:45:12 EDT
From: <Alexis_Manaster_Ramermts.cc.wayne.edu>
Subject: Simple Phonological Systems, a Query
I would appreciate any examples of languages with /a/, /u/,
and /i/ as the only vowels (with or without length or tone
contrasts) and a simple syllable structure. By simple
I mean either only CV or if consonant clusters are
permitted than only ones involving obstruents, nasals,
laterals, rhotics, and laryngeals, but not semivowels
like /y/ and /w/.
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