LINGUIST List 4.270

Tue 13 Apr 1993

FYI: Just for fun: novel, pro-drop

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  1. CALIX, A Novel for Computational Linguists
  2. Joseph Pentheroudakis, English pro-drop

Message 1: A Novel for Computational Linguists

Date: 12 Apr 1993 18:26:10 +1000A Novel for Computational Linguists
From: CALIX <EDULHlure.latrobe.edu.au>
Subject: A Novel for Computational Linguists

I'd like to share with you the title of a comic romance I enjoyed
over the weekend. Set in a software company employing linguists, it
was great fun:
Rosenheim, Andrew. 1993. Hands On. Mandarin Paperbacks. ISBN 0-7493-1361-7

Lloyd Holliday
edulhlure.latrobe.edu.au
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Message 2: English pro-drop

Date: Mon, 12 Apr 93 10:34:10 PDEnglish pro-drop
From: Joseph Pentheroudakis <josephpmicrosoft.com>
Subject: English pro-drop

I don't mean to reignite the pro-drop discussion, but I simply couldn't
resist pointing out the following nice example from the recent New
Books posting on Linguist:

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DISCOURSE

Norrick, Neal R. CONVERSATIONAL JOKING: HUMOR IN EVERYDAY TALK
 1993. 192 pp. Clothbound. ISBN 0-253-34111-6 $29.95
 Indiana University Press Linguistics
Investigates forms of humor that enliven everyday conversation.
Demonstrates that an account of joking is a necessary part of any
complete description of conversation. Shows that conversation is
the natural home of many forms of humor. Provides new insights into
both verbal humor and the nature of conversation.

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Joseph Pentheroudakis
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