LINGUIST List 4.995

Sun 28 Nov 1993

Qs: Language prejudice, Before Babel, Russian _li_, Harris

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  1. stephen ryberg, experiences w/language prejudice
  2. , Before Babel
  3. , Query: Analyses of Russian li 'Q'
  4. , Q: Zelig Harris on free word order

Message 1: experiences w/language prejudice

Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1993 00:25:10 experiences w/language prejudice
From: stephen ryberg <rybergsgas.uug.arizona.edu>
Subject: experiences w/language prejudice

For an ongoing project of mine, I'm collecting the stories of multilingual/
multidialectal people who have at one time or another experienced negative
social behavior as a direct result of using one of their languages/dialects.
The most typical examples so far have involved rudeness or poor service in
restaurants, shops, or over the telephone, while others have described
situations where use of a particular language/dialect is widely looked
down upon or even prohibited by law. I'm particularly interested in
presenting the voices of those who have had such experiences themselves,
but stories about friends/relatives are also welcome. If you have such a
story to relate, I'd appreciate it if you'd forward it to me. Please
send them to me directly at the address below. Thanks very much.

Stephen Ryberg
rybergsgas.uug.arizona.edu
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Message 2: Before Babel

Date: Thu, 25 Nov 93 11:12 BST
From: <SENAJtaff.cf.ac.uk>
Subject: Before Babel

I have been asked to post the following message by a colleage who
is not a subscriber to LINGUIST. Please direct all the replies
to her.

Adam Jaworski


Desperately seeking video:
proposed secreening to students of Horizon (1992) programme
BEFORE BABEL is threatened by a series of mishaps resulting
in unavailability of video (on proto-language and universals)
Anyone willing to lend a copy for a few days will be
rewarded with a chocaholic's dream and/or a free lunch in
Bloomsbury.
Please reply post haste to
Desperate
Penelope Gardner-Chloros
Department of Applied Linguistics
Birkbeck College
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H OPD

or put me out of my misery by phone (071-631-6115).
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Message 3: Query: Analyses of Russian li 'Q'

Date: Fri, 26 Nov 93 13:32:46 ESQuery: Analyses of Russian li 'Q'
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: Query: Analyses of Russian li 'Q'

Does anybody know any analyses, either transformational or
structuralist of the Russian _li_, the yes/no question
marker which appears infixed in the clause, or indeed
of any similar pattern in another language?
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Message 4: Q: Zelig Harris on free word order

Date: Fri, 26 Nov 93 13:36:30 ESQ: Zelig Harris on free word order
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: Q: Zelig Harris on free word order

Does anybody know of any work by Harris dating to before 1956
in which he describes or remarks on free word order?
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