LINGUIST List 3.557

Wed 08 Jul 1992

Qs: Case in Genitive, Barthel, Philosophy of Mind

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  1. Anthony Aristar, Case-Marking in the Genitive
  2. Jacques Guy, Book: Thomas Barthel
  3. , Philosophy of Mind

Message 1: Case-Marking in the Genitive

Date: Mon, 6 Jul 92 12:12 CDT
From: Anthony Aristar <e311aatamuts.tamu.edu>
Subject: Case-Marking in the Genitive

I'm interested in languages with case-agreement in the
genitive, i.e. languages where any case which the head
might take must be copied on the dependent. These are
pretty common in Australia, e.g. Uradhi (g/ is gamma):

 wutpu-:namu-mun g/antu-mun
 old-man-GEN-ABL canoe-ABL
 "From the old man's canoe"

They're also found in the Caucasus, in the languages of
the Ethiopian Highlands, and in some Siberian languages.
All these only have suffixal genitival agreement.

I have three questions:

 1. Does anyone know of any languages outside these
areas which have similar genitival agreement?
 2. Does anyone know of any languages which have
prefixing genitival agreement?
 3. Does anyone know of any languages where all
case-marking for the entire genitival phrase appears
affixed solely on the dependent? (I have two examples
already: Kanuri and Sumerian)

My Thanks!
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Message 2: Book: Thomas Barthel

Date: Wed, 8 Jul 92 10:02:06 ESTBook: Thomas Barthel
From: Jacques Guy <j.guytrl.oz.au>
Subject: Book: Thomas Barthel


Would anyone have a copy of Thomas Barthel's
"Grundlagen zur Entzifferung der Osterinselnschrift"
they would be willing to part with for a not
unreasonable price? My only proviso is that the
line reproductions of the tablets and the list of
glyphs in appendix must be as close as can be to
mint condition. In fact, that is all what I am
interested in, and if you'd not mind parting with
them whilst keeping the rest of the book, it's
fine with me.

The reason: my nth-generation photocopies are getting
tatty, and the first-generation copy faded.

j.guytrl.oz.au

(Telecom Research Laboratories,
 PO Box 249
 Clayton 3168 Australia)
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Message 3: Philosophy of Mind

Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1992 0:03:20 -0Philosophy of Mind
From: <GIVENsbchm1.chem.sunysb.edu>
Subject: Philosophy of Mind

Dear Linguist,
 Do any Group participants perchance know of Discussion Groups in the
philosphy of mind, philosophy of language, and other kindred philosophical
subjects? Or, to apply the META operator still once again, is there a general
resource or "phone book" for Discussion Groups?

 JA Given
 SUNY
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