LINGUIST List 4.1012

Tue 30 Nov 1993

Qs: Part of speech, Subjective possessive, Punjabi, Philology

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  1. , Q: Parts of Speech and Crossclassification
  2. , Q: Subjective and objective
  3. , query on Punjabi
  4. "Dip.Linguistica", Germanic Philology

Message 1: Q: Parts of Speech and Crossclassification

Date: Fri, 26 Nov 93 15:03:34 ESQ: Parts of Speech and Crossclassification
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: Q: Parts of Speech and Crossclassification

Does anybody know who first realized that the traditional system of
grammatical categories, such as parts of speech, is inadequate
because of cross-classification (that is, the fact that, for
example, there is not a single class of pronouns but rather pro-Ns,
pro-NPs, pro-Adverbs, etc., and likewise no one class of adverbs
bur rather ad-Vs, ad-VPs, ad-Adjs, etc.)?

Also, would anybody know how the mistranslation "part of speech"
got started for what should after all be "part of sentence"? I
assume that this is due an ambiguity in the Latin "pars orationis",
but what are the specifics?
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Message 2: Q: Subjective and objective

Date: Fri, 26 Nov 93 15:07:22 ESQ: Subjective and objective
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: Q: Subjective and objective

Does anybody know of references to languages (such as the
Polynesian ones) which have distinct subjective and objective
possessives? I am particularly interested in the history of the
terms 'subjective' and 'objective' in this connection. Likewise,
the history of the 'subjective genitive' and the 'objective
genitive'.
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Message 3: query on Punjabi

Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1993 16:00 CSTquery on Punjabi
From: <EUBANKUNTVAX.bitnet>
Subject: query on Punjabi

I'm trying to find info on Punjabi, specifically, any P&P work
dealing with verb raising in Punjabi. If anyone knows of any
papers (published or not) or persons (living) of relevance,
I'd appreciate hearing from you. Please post directly to my
address:
 EUBANKVAXB.ACS.UNT.EDU
thanks,
Lynn Eubank
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Message 4: Germanic Philology

Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1993 11:57:13 Germanic Philology
From: "Dip.Linguistica" <DIPLINIPDUNIVX.bitnet>
Subject: Germanic Philology

I an trying to gather information on the history of Germanic Philology in the
US. The areas of inquiry include any and all of the following: OE,OHG,ON,OS,
etc., Gremanic Linguistics, Germanic languages and literaaatures, historical
linguistics,etc., I need to know how the discipline id defined in the US,
origins and affiliations, where the various subjects were first taught, main
centers of study, etc. Anyone willing and able to answere a questionaire or
offer pertinent info, please send me your snailmail or e-mail address. Thanks.
Kathleen Parker DIPLINUNIPAD.UNIPD.IT
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