LINGUIST List 5.1354

Thu 24 Nov 1994

Qs: Digital recorders, Japanese, Tok Pisin, Reduplication

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  2. Ann Lindvall, Que. Japanese wa
  3. Ann Lindvall, Que. Tok Pisin
  4. Jan K Lindstrom, Grammaticalized reduplication

Message 1: digital recorders

Date: Wed, 23 Nov 1994 14:29:44 digital recorders
From: <jihualdeux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Subject: digital recorders

Can anybody give me details on good digital recorders for use 'in the
field'? (for subsequent phonetic analysis). Thank you very much.
Jose Ignacio Hualde
Dept. of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
4080 FLB
Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801
jihualdeux1.cso.uiuc.edu
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Message 2: Que. Japanese wa

Date: Thu, 24 Nov 94 12:24:26 +0Que. Japanese wa
From: Ann Lindvall <Ann.Lindvallling.lu.se>
Subject: Que. Japanese wa

Lund 941124

To the Linglist readers,

I am working with the question of transitivity and information structure
and will touch the use of the particle wa in Japanese. Does anybody have
references to publications from semantic/pragmatic/functional point of view?
I am fairly familiar with Kuno's works but am looking for alternative
descriptions.

Yours gratefully

Ann Lindvall
Lund university, Sweden
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Message 3: Que. Tok Pisin

Date: Thu, 24 Nov 94 12:33:18 +0Que. Tok Pisin
From: Ann Lindvall <Ann.Lindvallling.lu.se>
Subject: Que. Tok Pisin

Lund 941124

To the Linglist readers,

I student of mine is interested in any references to the creole language
Tok Pisin. She welcomes basic general information about this specific
language, as well as texts corpuses, books, newspapers, fairy tales etc.
The answers can be posted to my E-mail.

Gratefully

Ann Lindvall
Lund University, Sweden

(ann.lindvallling.lu.se)
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Message 4: Grammaticalized reduplication

Date: Thu, 24 Nov 94 14:40:08 +0Grammaticalized reduplication
From: Jan K Lindstrom <jklindstwaltari.Helsinki.FI>
Subject: Grammaticalized reduplication


Lakoff & Johnson write in 'Metaphors we live by' (1980:128):

 Many languages of the world use the morphological device of
 *reduplication*, that is, the repetition of one or two syllables
 of a word, or of the whole word (...)

[e.g. in the following way]

 - Reduplication applied to noun turns singular to plural or collective.
 - Reduplication applied to verb indicates continuation or completion.
 - Reduplication applied to adjective indicates intensification or
 increase.
 - Reduplication applied to a word for something small indicates
 diminution.

Could I get information on, which languages make use of one (or several) of
the above devices? Especially languages where this is the standard way of
expressing the content. We have, of course, in English the possibility to use
intensifying repetition, like *a great, great man*, but this is apparently
a very marked way of expression.

By and large, any kind of information is welcomed.
Concrete examples and possible pointers to literature are appreciated.

If there is enough interest, I will post a summary.

Jan Lindstrom (jan.k.lindstromhelsinki.fi)
Dept.of Scandinavian langauges
University of Helsinki
Finland
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