LINGUIST List 4.380

Sun 16 May 1993

Qs: Case Uniqueness, Chinese, Word Lists, Puns, Address

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  1. Haidar A. Moukdad, Questions
  2. "Yen Ketty", Request of language learner's composition and translation
  3. "Evan L. Antworth 214/709-3346", Looking for English word lists
  4. "S.GOODMAN", PLEASE RESEND MESSAGES ON PUNS
  5. Damir Cavar, Piatelli-Palmarini Address

Message 1: Questions

Date: Wed, 12 May 93 20:36:27 -0Questions
From: Haidar A. Moukdad <bg112cleveland.freenet.edu>
Subject: Questions


Hi everyone,
Would anyone know the source and a few of the details for the Case Uniqueness
Hypothesis? Also, I'd appreciate suggesting an appropriate source for the
linguistic difference between Classica and Modern Standard Arabic.

Thanks...

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Message 2: Request of language learner's composition and translation

Date: 14 May 1993 17:28:26 U
From: "Yen Ketty" <yen_kettypo.gis.prc.com>
Subject: Request of language learner's composition and translation


This message is a request to Chinese language instructors/students for
students' compositions and translations who are taking Chinese as a foreign
language. (Mandarin only)

Specifications --
(1) Compositions and translations from first year and second year of Chinese
language students. (Pinyin or Chinese character is fine)
(2) At least more than three sentences in each composition or translation.
(not sentence-making exercise)
(3) Preferred to have language instructors corrections along with the
compositions or translations. (no matter syntactic or semantic errors).

These compositions and translations are going to be processed by a Chinese
grammar checking system developed at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
The results of experiment are for academic research only. If any language
instructors/students are able to provide compositions and translations, I
really appreciate that. Thank you in advance!

Ketty Yen
PRC Inc.
McLean, VA
USA
e-mail:yen_kettypo.gis.prc.com
(703) 556-1033 (O)
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Message 3: Looking for English word lists

Date: Thu, 13 May 1993 10:12:32 Looking for English word lists
From: "Evan L. Antworth 214/709-3346" <evan.antworthsil.org>
Subject: Looking for English word lists

I am posting this query for a friend who teaches English conversation
in Taiwan. Basically he wants English word lists that exemplify semantic
field or lexical relations (e.g. generic-specific, part-whole, etc.).
Please reply by email directly to Bruce Hammar, u8124529cc.nctu.edu.tw.

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Do you have any idea where I might locate this kind of material?
I am interested in getting information about relationships between
lexical items. The relationship of one word as being more generic
and another as being a specific of that generic word. Taxonomies.
For example,
 plant
 |
flowers shrubs trees grass ferns .....
 |
birch pine gum palm oak ......
 |
 betel nut coconut sago limbum .....

Also I am interested in words in context. Having many examples of
the use the that word or phrase in context. This is so that the
students can get the feel of the use of the word.

In my reading I have come across the mention of word lists by M. West,
"Minimum Adequate" and "General Service" lists, Basic English, Riewald's
lists, and H. Bonger K list. Where Might I get these or similar lists?

I hope this will give you some idea of what I am looking for.

Bruce Hammar

u8124529cc.nctu.edu.tw
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Message 4: PLEASE RESEND MESSAGES ON PUNS

Date: Wed, 12 May 93 15:49 GMT PLEASE RESEND MESSAGES ON PUNS
From: "S.GOODMAN" <P450cpc865.east-anglia.ac.uk>
Subject: PLEASE RESEND MESSAGES ON PUNS

Several people sent me messages regarding puns this morning, and I'm
afraid someone's walked off with my printout and I no longer have
the messages on my account.
I'd be extremely grateful if the persons concerced could re-send
them to me - they were very useful.

I apologize the the inconvenience.
Thanks.
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Message 5: Piatelli-Palmarini Address

Date: Wed, 12 May 93 13:56+0100 Piatelli-Palmarini Address
From: Damir Cavar <dacalingua.uni-frankfurt.dbp.de>
Subject: Piatelli-Palmarini Address

Does anyone out there know the address - email or snail mail - of
M. Piatelli-Palmarini?
Thanks very much in advance for letting us know!
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