LINGUIST List 3.667

Fri 04 Sep 1992

Qs: Crow, Juxtaposition, Cognitive

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  1. ,sd, Crow
  2. JEROEN WIEDENHOF, Juxtaposition
  3. bert peeters, Linguistics versus cognitive linguistics

Message 1: Crow

Date: Mon, 31 Aug 92 18:41:08 ESCrow
From: ,sd <>
Subject: Crow


	Can anyone out there familiar with Crow help me with the
	parsing of the word "i^ritsitse" (where ^ stands
	for the hooked diacritic indicating (I guess) an extra short
	vowel.)? I found this in Robert Lowie's _Crow texts_ (1960)
 (p. 13). He glosses it as "sweet-smelling". Elsewhere,
	"tsitse" is glossed as "fragrant".

	I need to know what "i^ri-" means, and just how good Lowie's
	glosses are (not that I am questioning his expertise--I'm
	just underlining my lack of same).

		You can respond directly to me at:

						Sean A. Day
						Dept. of English
						Purdue University
						West Lafayette, IN
							47907 USA
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Message 2: Juxtaposition

Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1992 02:07 MET Juxtaposition
Subject: Juxtaposition

The semantics of juxtaposition: looking for references.

I assume that juxtaposition is the nearest possible equivalent in form to the
notion of 'uniting' or 'blending' two or more semantic elements of equal

Two simultaneous signals would constitute a closer formal equivalent to this
notion. But for most purposes, speech cannot realize fully duplex signals
('suprasegmentals' such as tone being of subordinate standing to the primary
speech signal).

Assuming that
 a) juxtaposition can be regarded as the closest unidimensional equivalent
 to two simultaneous signals, and
 b) juxtaposition can express ways of 'uniting' the notions denoted by the
 juxtaposed forms,
the question of the semantic contribution of the very sequence remains.
If _A_ means 'A' and _B_ means 'B', should a notion uniting 'A' and 'B' be
expressed as _A B_ or as _B A_?

I am looking for references of discussions dealing with or touching upon the
following question:
in speech, is the expression of equal prominence of two notions by means of
the juxtaposition of the corresponding forms at all possible, given that one
form necessarily precedes or follows another, instead of being uttered

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Please send reactions to my email
address directly. I will send a summary to the list.

Jeroen Wiedenhof
Leiden University
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Message 3: Linguistics versus cognitive linguistics

Date: Tue, 1 Sep 92 13:50:49 +10Linguistics versus cognitive linguistics
From: bert peeters <>
Subject: Linguistics versus cognitive linguistics

I often seem to find when looking at work in so-called "cognitive linguistics"
there is little there that I hadn't seen already in the work of linguists
who do not call themselves "cognitive". So what is the difference ? Are
some of us trying to attract the magic dollar by using a trendy adjective ?
Thanks to anyone who can put me in the know.
Dr Bert Peeters Tel: +61 02 202344
Department of Modern Languages 002 202344
University of Tasmania at Hobart Fax: 002 207813
GPO Box 252C
Hobart TAS 7001
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