LINGUIST List 4.327

Sat 01 May 1993

Qs: Journals, unicode, AAAI, adjectives

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  1. , Query: Addresses for Journals
  2. Gerald Reno, Unicode question
  3. Carolyn Penstein Rose, AAAI Spring Symposium proceedings request
  4. Roberto Zamparelli, Query: Meaning-changing Adjectives

Message 1: Query: Addresses for Journals

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1993 10:24:25 Query: Addresses for Journals
From: <lauraincontext.ca>
Subject: Query: Addresses for Journals

Does anyone have addresses for these journals?
 - La Tribune des Industries de la Langue
and
 - META

Please reply directly to lauraincontext.ca.

Thank you,

Laura Labonte-Smith
InContext Corporation

lauraincontext.ca
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Message 2: Unicode question

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 93 12:06:35 EDUnicode question
From: Gerald Reno <glrenoafterlife.ncsc.mil>
Subject: Unicode question

Does anyone out there use/know much about the UNICODE format? Are there fonts
available?

Jerry Reno glrenoafterlife.ncsc.mil
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Message 3: AAAI Spring Symposium proceedings request

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 93 13:49:48 EDAAAI Spring Symposium proceedings request
From: Carolyn Penstein Rose <cproselcl.cmu.edu>
Subject: AAAI Spring Symposium proceedings request

Greetings!

 I'm trying to get ahold of the proceedings from the AAAI
Spring Symposium on Natural Language and Learning from two years
ago. Do any of you either know how I can get hold of a copy or can
let me borrow a copy? (I PROMISE to return it in good condition!!!)
You can get me at: cproselcl.cmu.edu. Thanks a bunch!

Carolyn
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Message 4: Query: Meaning-changing Adjectives

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 93 17:49:49 EDQuery: Meaning-changing Adjectives
From: Roberto Zamparelli <robertoprodigal.psych.rochester.edu>
Subject: Query: Meaning-changing Adjectives


In Italian and other Romance languages some adjectives can appear both
before and after the noun. Several of these adjectives display a
consistent meaning shift in the two positions. For instance:

(1a) Un CARO amico (1b) Un ristorante CARO
 A dear friend A restaurant expensive
 "A dear friend" "An expensive restaurant"

(2a) Un CLASSICO tempio (2b) Un tempio CLASSICO
 A typical temple A temple classic
 "A typical example of a temple" "A temple from old Greek/Roman/... times"

(3a) Le NUMEROSE famiglie (3b) Le famiglie NUMEROSE
 The numerous families The families numerous
 "The many families" "The families with many members"

Even when the meaning shift is not so dramatic, adjectives in the two
positions display various pragmatic differences.

My query is:
(a) Are there are other (possibly non-Romance) languages in which
 adjectives have more than one position within NP, AND different
 positions correlate with different meanings?
(b) If there are, (1) what is the unmarked position for the adjective
 within NP? (2) Is the meaning correlated with the unmarked
 NP-internal position always preserved when the adjective
 is used predicatively?
(c) Are there other morphological/syntactic alternations in
 adjectives, aside from position, that correlate with meaning
 shift? (The Russian long/short form alternation can be construed
 as one, according to Siegel, M. (1976))

Please, reply directly to me. I will summarize the responses.
Thanks,

Roberto Zamparelli
Dept. of Fll&l,
University of Rochester
e-mail: robertopsych.rochester.edu
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