LINGUIST List 5.102

Mon 31 Jan 1994

Qs: Scrambling, Morphology text, Parsing, Schulman article

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  1. Chien-Chung Shen, T
  2. Beatrice Santorini, request for undergraduate syntax/morphology texts
  3. , parsing, optimality: 2 queries
  4. , Schulman article

Message 1: T

Date: Sat, 29 Jan 94 15:54:01 CST
From: Chien-Chung Shen <l1013ccms.ntu.edu.tw>
Subject: T

I am looking for literature on 1) topicalization, 2) scrambling,
3) empty categories in Chinese. It would be highly appreciated
if you can give me some information. Thanks.

C.-C Shen
l1013ccms.ntu.edu.tw
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Message 2: request for undergraduate syntax/morphology texts

Date: Fri, 28 Jan 94 19:32:03 CSrequest for undergraduate syntax/morphology texts
From: Beatrice Santorini <beatricezora.ling.nwu.edu>
Subject: request for undergraduate syntax/morphology texts

We are seeking advice for a useful text for a beginners' course in formal
linguistics that (a) is limited to syntax and morphology, (b) must fit into
a 9 to 10 week quarter system, and (c) is a prerequisite for our majors but
is taught primarily to nonmajors.

When the previous incarnation of the course included syntax, morphology,
AND semantics, we used the first edition of CONTEMPORARY LINGUISTICS by
O'Grady, Dobrovolsky, and Aronoff, but it's out of print and we're not
satisfied by the second edition. Thus, the quest for an entirely new text.

Any recommendations will be gratefully received. (We know we will probably
have to use a text that covers much more than just syntax and morphology,
but we want a text that at least does an effective job in THOSE two
chapters for us to teach some fundamentals of FORMAL linguistic analysis
from it, to classes that are NOT predominantly potential linguistics
majors.)

Thanks in advance.

Judith Levi (j-levinwu.edu)
Beatrice Santorini (b-santorininwu.edu)


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Message 3: parsing, optimality: 2 queries

Date: Fri, 28 Jan 1994 11:05 EDTparsing, optimality: 2 queries
From: <RATHBINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU>
Subject: parsing, optimality: 2 queries


Hello all,

 I am looking for a good starting point on issues of parsing--
a book, series of articles or bibliography would be great. I am
also interested in the literature on optimality. I want to
get a general background on both. To make my interests clearer,
I was drawn to these issues through reading Chomsky's _Minimalist
Program_ and I want to place the suggested approach there in a broader
frame in order to understand it (and the broader frame!) better.
 Any suggestions, cites or insights would be welcome.
My address is
 internet (preferred): rathbinah.cc.brandeis.edu
 bitnet? (untested, but should work): rathbinah
I will post a summary to the list.
Best,
Richard Rath
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Message 4: Schulman article

Date: Fri, 28 Jan 94 13:50:38 CSSchulman article
From: <shellimerle.acns.nwu.edu>
Subject: Schulman article

Hi. I'm looking for a, to my knowledge, unpublished article by
Richard Schulman that was cited in Janson and Schulman's 1983 article
"Non-distinctive features and their use." The Schulman article is
called "Vowel categorization by the bilingual listener."

If anyone knows how I can get a copy of this article, or how I can get
in touch with Richard Schulman, please let me know.

Thank you in advance for any leads,

Michele Weinberg
Northwestern University
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