LINGUIST List 4.851

Mon 18 Oct 1993

Qs: Causatives, Infixes, Spanish Aspect

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  1. Joseph George Tomei, Query: causative morphemes with distributive meaning
  2. , Infixes
  3. Enrique Torrejon, Spanish Aspect
  4. , language and space conference/Antwerp

Message 1: Query: causative morphemes with distributive meaning

Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1993 09:43:54 Query: causative morphemes with distributive meaning
From: Joseph George Tomei <jtomeiOREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
Subject: Query: causative morphemes with distributive meaning

I am working on the causative in Shahaptian languages, which are described
as having an individuative and a distributive form. Does anyone know of any
other languages which do this? Please send replies to me, and I will
summarize.
Joe Tomei
jtomeioregon.uoregon.edu
381 East 12th Ave.
Eugene OR 97401
(503) 343-5358
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Message 2: Infixes

Date: Sun, 17 Oct 93 11:05:28 EDInfixes
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: Infixes

I have been thinking about where infixes come from and believe
that there are really two possible sources: phonological metathesis
which leads to a suffix or prefix becoming an infix and morphological
reanalysis as in Spanish where in a form like Pablito we once had
a suffix -it- followed by a suffix -o, but now -it- has been
reanalyzed as an infix, as evidenced by such forms as Osqu-it-ar
from Oscar. (By the way, does anybody know if the infix analysis
of the Spanish forms has been proposed before and if so by whom
and where?)
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Message 3: Spanish Aspect

Date: Sun, 17 Oct 93 21:45:27 EDSpanish Aspect
From: Enrique Torrejon <et23lcl.cmu.edu>
Subject: Spanish Aspect


 I am a second year graduate student in Computational Linguistics
 at Carnegie Mellon University. Since I have to present a project at the
 end of the master, I am doing some research on the Spanish Aspectual
 System in the context of Machine Translation: specifically I am
 interested in the Imperfective/Perfective distinction and the translation
 problems from Spanish into English.

 Could anybody give me some references about this topic??

 Thanks in advance,

 Enrique Torrejon
 Computational Linguistics
 Philosophy Department
 Carnegie Mellon University
 Email: et23lcl.cmu.edu
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Message 4: language and space conference/Antwerp

Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1993 09:38:12 language and space conference/Antwerp
From: <DUBARTELLvax.edinboro.edu>
Subject: language and space conference/Antwerp


I'm making an inquiry for a colleague...there is a conference on language
and space in Antwerp in March 1994. Can someone send me the abstract
information (esp. deadline date) so that I can pass this on to
my colleague?

Thanks in advance,

Deborah Du Bartell

Deborah A. Du Bartell, Ph.D.
Linguistics Program
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, PA 16444 USA
814-732-2736
dubartelledinboro.edu
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