LINGUIST List 4.991

Wed 24 Nov 1993

Qs: One-verb objects, Book, IRC pragmatics, Age-area hypothesis

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  1. Guido Milanese, Lexical Functions
  2. George Huttar, phonology book sought
  3. , Pragmatics in Internet communication
  4. "A.T.C.Fox", Age-area hypothesis

Message 1: Lexical Functions

Date: Tue, 23 Nov 93 23:17:08 CELexical Functions
From: Guido Milanese <MC1194mclink.it>
Subject: Lexical Functions


Some weeks ago, Nathalie Ferrero posted a note concerning
one-verb objects. Many members of the list posted contributions
giving examples, but apparently Ferrero's 2nd question ("do any
rules govern these usages?") has received no real answer.
This subject has been deeply studied by I.A. Mel'c^uk (sorry
for this funny spelling, but I can't reproduce the real
spelling) in some works in Russian. He calls this particular
structures "lexical functions".
If one can't read Russian:
(1) see "Lexical Functions in Lexicographic Description", in
_Proceedings of the 8th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley
Linguistic Society_, Berkely 1982, pp. 427-44;
(2) there is an Italian translation of some works of this
linguist, with an excellent introduction to his works: see Maria
Cristina Gatti, _Dalla semantica alla lessicologia. Introduzione
al modello senso <-> testo di I.A. Mel'c^uk_, Brescia, La Scuola
Ed., 1992, pp. 210, with extensive bibliography of both primary
and secundary sources.
(3) I know that Professor Mel'c^uk (born 1n 1932) lives now in
Canada (Montreal).

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Guido Milanese
Universita' Cattolica Internet: mc1194mclink.it
Ist. di Filologia Classica smail: Largo Gemelli 1
+39.2.72342-750 Fax -740 I-20123 Milano MI
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Message 2: phonology book sought

Date: Tue, 23 Nov 93 21:30:56 CSphonology book sought
From: George Huttar <georgeutafll.uta.edu>
Subject: phonology book sought

Anybody got a copy of Robert King's 1969 book, _Historical Linguistics &
Generative Grammar_ for sale? Thanks.
George Huttar
georgeutafll.uta.edu
huttarsil.org
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Message 3: Pragmatics in Internet communication

Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1993 09:49:51 Pragmatics in Internet communication
From: <J.Wrightmcs.surrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Pragmatics in Internet communication

Just a general query...

I noticed that somebody requested information/references on work relating to
pragmatics in IRC (Internet Relay Chat). For general interest, has much
work been undertaken on discourse analysis or pragmatics in relation to
one-to-one or conf. communication over the Internet?

It strikes me that such communication, unable to rely on the usual
visual feedback, proxemic information and so on, would be an interesting
topic of study. There would be many places to obtain suitable data, i.e.
simply by logging the on-line session to a MUD, MOO or IRC service. A
typical one would be the LambdaMOO at Xerox Parc (telnet
lambda.parc.xerox.com 8888).

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Message 4: Age-area hypothesis

Date: 24 Nov 1993 12:02:11 GMT
From: "A.T.C.Fox" <lnp6atcflucs-mac.novell.leeds.ac.uk>
Subject: Age-area hypothesis

Could anyone provide me with references on the 'age-area hypothesis' which uses
 patterns of
language distribution in determining language relationships?
Explanations in the standard manuals of historical linguistics are confused and
 confusing.

Please reply to me at:

lnp6atcflucs-mac.novell.leeds.ac.uk

Thanks,

Tony Fox
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