LINGUIST List 3.244

Thu 12 Mar 1992

Qs: China, Pro-Drop, Reviewer

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  1. , fieldwork in Guizhou, China
  2. , e-mail address wanted
  3. Carsten Guenther, address from D.Robert Ladd?
  4. , Query: Null subject
  5. Anthony Aristar, Reviewer Needed

Message 1: fieldwork in Guizhou, China

Date: Mon, 09 Mar 92 22:45:45 CSfieldwork in Guizhou, China
From: <DBEDELL3UA1VM.bitnet>
Subject: fieldwork in Guizhou, China

Does anyone know about linguistic research on minority languages in Guizhou
Province, China? I've been told that a group of foreign linguists is
currently doing fieldwork there on Miao or other languages. I would
appreciate any info about this or other similar projects in China.
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Message 2: e-mail address wanted

Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1992 14:20:47 e-mail address wanted
From: <tonyFRPERP51.bitnet>
Subject: e-mail address wanted

I am anxious to contact Douglas Biber. He doesn't appear to be on the Linguist
list. Does anyone have an e-mail address? If so could you send it direct to me
at the address below.
 Thanks,

 Tony Jappy

tonyfrperp51
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Message 3: address from D.Robert Ladd?

Date: 11 Mar 92 18:45 +0100
From: Carsten Guenther <guentherrz.informatik.uni-hamburg.dbp.de>
Subject: address from D.Robert Ladd?

I'm looking for the e-mail address from D.Robert Ladd.
Can anyone help me?
 Thanks
 Carsten Guenther


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Message 4: Query: Null subject

Date: 11 Mar 92 16:26:13 EST
From: <Christopher.D.SciglitanoDartmouth.EDU>
Subject: Query: Null subject

I am looking for information on input to and output of children learning
so-called null subject or pro-drop languages (languages such as Italian and
Japanese that do not require overt subjects in tensed clauses).
Specifically, I am interested in learning the following:

1) What is the percentage of sentences without subjects that a child learning
a null subject language hears? What about children learning non-pro-drop
languages?

2) What percentage of sentences produced by such children do not have
subjects?

Information about these questions in relation to any language will be
welcome. (I know of only two papers that address these concerns, both of
which deal almost exclusively with output rather than input: Valian's 1991
paper in Cognition and Mazuka, Lust, Wakayama and Snyder's 1986 piece in
Papers and Reports on Child Language Development).

Please send references directly to:
scigdartmouth.edu

Thanks very much,
Chris Sciglitano
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Message 5: Reviewer Needed

Date: Wed, 11 Mar 92 19:03 CST
From: Anthony Aristar <e311aatamuts.tamu.edu>
Subject: Reviewer Needed

I have a friend who edits a journal of classical and medieval literature,
Allegorica. He's received a book for review, one which deals with translation
and Relevance Theory. Is there anyone on the list who might be kind
enough to review this book for him?

Please reply directly to me.

My thanks!

Anthony Aristar
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