LINGUIST List 4.379

Sun 16 May 1993

Qs: NP's, Addresses, Shadow Plays, Swedish, Hanga

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  1. Amparo Alcina, Q: NP and Reference
  2. Kathryn Remlinger, Addresses
  3. Gwyn Williams, Re: Shadow plays
  4. Helena Lind, Request: Swe Contrastive Grammar
  5. Sean Day, Hanga

Message 1: Q: NP and Reference

Date: Wed, 12 May 93 20:35:36 ESQ: NP and Reference
From: Amparo Alcina <ALCINAvm.ci.uv.es>
Subject: Q: NP and Reference


I am working on Nominal Phrases Processing from the point of views of
the Reference. Concretely, I deal with the topics of logic and pragmatic
specifity and the definiteness in the nominal phase.
I will be very greeting for any modern reference book or article about
this that you can provide.
I am also interested in the Irene Heim' PhD (Mass.Univ) about the semantics of
(in)definiteness nominal phrases. I'd like know if it is published and
how I can get it.

Thanks.

Amparo Alcina alcinavm.ci.uv.es
Dept. Teoria dels Llenguatges
Valencia University
Avda. Blasco Ibanyez, 28
46010 Valencia
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Message 2: Addresses

Date: Thu, 13 May 1993 09:26:22 Addresses
From: Kathryn Remlinger <karemlinmtu.edu>
Subject: Addresses

I need to contact the following people as soon as possible. Can anyone
please give me their email addresses and university affiliations?

Scott Kiesling
Beth Daniels
Juan Paco Mora
Sarah Bacon
Y. Ayanna Bennett
Ottrell Farrell
Mona Kanda
Carolyn Laub


Many thanks in advance,

Kate Remlinger
Michigan Technological University
karemlinmtu.edu
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Message 3: Re: Shadow plays

Date: Fri, 14 May 1993 17:24:37 Re: Shadow plays
From: Gwyn Williams <gwynipied.tu.ac.th>
Subject: Re: Shadow plays


 I have an urgent request for information and opinions.
 Shadow plays in Thailand, as elsewhere in Southeast Asia, are
performances which feature silhouette puppets manipulated behind a lit
screen. The movements of the puppets convey meaning and hence can be
termed "communicative".
 "Kinesics" is described by Crystal in his Dictionary as concerning the
communicative functions of human body movement (gestures, facial
expressions, etc). This basically comprises my total knowledge of kinesics.
 My questions are:
 a. Is a study of puppet movements a "proper study" of kinesics?
 b. Is a study of puppet movements a "proper study" of linguistics? More
specifically, would you accept this topic as a thesis proposal in linguistics?

 Please reply to: Gwyn Williams <gwynipied.tu.ac.th>

 Many thanks.
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Message 4: Request: Swe Contrastive Grammar

Date: Fri, 14 May 93 16:44:58 PDRequest: Swe Contrastive Grammar
From: Helena Lind <helenalimicrosoft.com>
Subject: Request: Swe Contrastive Grammar

Hi,
I am sending this request on behalf of a collegue of mine, who is
writing a thesis on how Swedish grammar can be described in a HPSG
grammar. For this purpose he needs a descriptive Swedish Grammar,
preferably contrastive (Swedish vs. English). Would any one on the
Linguist alias know of litterature in this field?

Thanks,
Helena Lind
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Message 5: Hanga

Date: Sun, 16 May 93 11:53:52 ESHanga
From: Sean Day <daysamace.cc.purdue.edu>
Subject: Hanga

Query:

 I cannot find reference to the language Hanga. Could someone
please help me place this language and direct me towards grammars and
dictionaries for it? Thanks in advance.

 Sean A. Day
 Purdue Univ.
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