LINGUIST List 4.628

Tue 24 Aug 1993

Qs: Chamorro, BBC Stylebook, Vikner, Letter Writing

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  1. Avery Andrews, Chamorro subjects
  2. , BBC English Stylebook
  3. , "SEARCH FOR ADDRESS OF STEN VIKNER"
  4. Niko Besnier, Letter writing: reference request

Message 1: Chamorro subjects

Date: Sat, 21 Aug 93 07:47:50 ESChamorro subjects
From: Avery Andrews <andalingdurras.anu.edu.au>
Subject: Chamorro subjects

In NLLT 8:4 (1990), Sandy Chung motivated an analysis of Chamorro
wherein subjects were inserted into VPs by movement from the right,
leaving an unbound trace which presumably can't be covered up by
movement in LF (due to things she shows about coordinate structures).

Has anyone reanalysed the constructions, or figured out how to reconcile
the analysis with standard ideas about constraints on movement?

Avery.Andrewsanu.edu.au
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Message 2: BBC English Stylebook

Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1993 16:33:32 BBC English Stylebook
From: <SSHELLYacs.wooster.edu>
Subject: BBC English Stylebook

In the past month I have seen two references (in the lay press) to the
new "BBC News and Current Affairs Stylebook and Editorial Guide."
Does anyone know how I might go about obtaining a copy of this
publication?

Sharon L. Shelly
SSHELLYacs.WOOSTER.edu
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Message 3: "SEARCH FOR ADDRESS OF STEN VIKNER"

Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1993 12:21:19 "SEARCH FOR ADDRESS OF STEN VIKNER"
From: <gen32rz.uni-kiel.d400.de>
Subject: "SEARCH FOR ADDRESS OF STEN VIKNER"

Does any one know the e-mail address of Sten Vikner or how I can get hold of
his 1991 U of Geneva dissertation? I would be very grateful.
Bertram Pries
e-mail address: gen32rz.uni-kiel.d400.de (bitnet)
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Message 4: Letter writing: reference request

Date: Fri, 20 Aug 93 08:04:38 MSLetter writing: reference request
From: Niko Besnier <UTTANUUNMVMA.bitnet>
Subject: Letter writing: reference request


I am currently finishing a book manuscript on literacy as social
practice on Nukulaelae Atoll (Central Pacific). A couple of
chapters in the monograph deal with personal-letter writing and
reading. I am interested in adding a comparative touch to that
discussion, but I only know of a few studies of letter writing in
any society: works by Basso, De Rycker, A. Fishman, Galindo,
McLaughlin, Mulkay, Scribner & Cole, Shuman, Stowers, and papers in
_Culture & History_ 8.

I would appreciate any reference I might have missed of works
dealing specifically with letter writing, the formal
characteristics of letters, or their social context, from
sociolinguistics, discourse-analytic, historical, or ethnographic
perspectives. I am particularly interested in works on non-Western
societies and analyses based on texts, but I'll take other
references as well.

Please reply to me directly, I will post the results of this call
on LINGUIST if anything substantial ensues. Thank you.

Niko Besnier
before August 27: UTTANUUNMVMA.UNM.EDU
after August 27: UTTANUYALEVM.YCC.YALE.EDU
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