LINGUIST List 2.802

Wed 20 Nov 1991

Qs: Rumanian, Right-Dislocation, Colors, French

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  1. FD00000, Rumanian vowels
  2. Brian Linson, Query: Right-dislocation
  3. Joe Lammens, Request for references on compound color terms
  4. , linguistic terms in French

Message 1: Rumanian vowels

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 91 16:52:38 MST
From: FD00000 <FD00%UTEPRICEVM1.RICE.EDU>
Subject: Rumanian vowels
I urgently need to contact a linguist who has been doing some
work on the historical development of barred /i/ in Rumanian,
arguing that this segment developed internally to Rumanian and
not as a direct borrowing from Slavic. I know that this person
exists, but I do not know his/her name. Can anyone help me out?
 Grant Goodall
 Dept. of Lang. and Ling.
 Univ. of Texas at El Paso
 El Paso, TX 79968
 (915) 747-5767
 fd00utep.bitnet
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Message 2: Query: Right-dislocation

Date: Sat, 16 Nov 91 02:21:30 -0500
From: Brian Linson <blinsonlinc.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: Query: Right-dislocation
I am working on a project on Right-dislocation and would like to
extend my 60-token corpus. If anybody possesses or knows of the
whereabouts of a such a collection, please contact me through my
e-mail address: blinsonlinc.cis.upenn.edu
Thank you,
Brian Linson
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Message 3: Request for references on compound color terms

Date: Sat, 16 Nov 91 17:05:05 EST
From: Joe Lammens <lammenscs.Buffalo.EDU>
Subject: Request for references on compound color terms
In the context of my dissertation work, I'm looking for references on the
syntax (or morphology) of compound color terms in English AND other
languages, e.g. (the equivalents of) "yellow-green", "blue-green", and also
more descriptive compounds like "sea green", "bluish green", or any other
kinds of poly-morphematic color terms. I'm using "compound color terms" as
opposed to Berlin & Kay's "basic color terms", which are mono-morphematic
(or mono-lexemic).
I'm interested in which combinations of the first type do and do not occur,
and in general what the syntax or morphology of compound color terms is.
I'm especially interested in cases that seem to defy analysis, or cases
that look perfectly arbitrary or random. Any observed regularities are
welcome too. For instance, I speculate that no language has a term the
equivalent of "red-green", meaning something in between red and green (with
a theory of opponent colors in mind, of course).
Please send any responses directly to me by e-mail
(lammenscs.buffalo.edu), I have not subscribed to the mailing list. If
other people are interested I will post a summary of responses.
Thank you,
Joe Lammens
Internet: lammenscs.buffalo.edu BITNET: lammens%cs.buffalo.eduubvms
UUCP: ...!{apple,cornell,decwrl,harvard,rutgers,uunet}!cs.buffalo.edu!lammens
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Message 4: linguistic terms in French

Date: Tue, 19 Nov 91 10:07:43 -0800
From: <suzannegarnet.berkeley.edu>
Subject: linguistic terms in French
Does anyone out there, especially the French native speakers, know the
French terms for "code switching" and "tag question"? More generally,
is there an UP TO DATE lexicon or glossary of linguistic terminology in
French?
--Suzanne Fleischman (suzanneucbgarne.berkeley.edu)
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