LINGUIST List 5.1447

Wed 14 Dec 1994

Qs: Persian/Eng, Politeness, Online Eng, Western/Non-Western

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  1. , modifie permutation
  2. , Polite conventions in English
  3. (aeed menasan, ONLINE ENGLISH ?
  4. saeed menasan, Western/Non-Western Cultures/Lgs.

Message 1: modifie permutation

Date: Wed, 14 Dec 1994 08:39:52 modifie permutation
From: <htahrirIREARN.BITNET>
Subject: modifie permutation

Dear friends,
I am working on a contrastive study of Persian and ENglish modifiers.
I have little access to sources that can be found in English speaking
countries. I will appreciate receiveing help in this regard. I am
especially interested in rules which dominate the ordering of modifers
before and after NPs, and rules dominating adverbials preceding
adjectives in English. Any specific information about multipe
modifiers will be helpful.
Appreciating your consideration in advance,
Hassan Tahririan
Esfahan
E.mail: HtahrirIREARN.Bitnet
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Message 2: Polite conventions in English

Date: Wed, 14 Dec 1994 02:30:08 Polite conventions in English
From: <AGREBEMACALSTR.EDU>
Subject: Polite conventions in English

I'm currently conducting research on polite conventions and etiquette in
English. I've been looking at tone (loud, soft, nasal), nicknames
(levels of intimacy), voice (unable to find distinct grammar structures
like tu and vous in French, and thee and thou in archaic language) and
political correctness. I would appreciate input on any of these or any
suggestions.
Responses can be sent to:
AGREBEmacalstr.edu

Thank you in advance.

Ariana Grebe
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Message 3: ONLINE ENGLISH ?

Date: Wed, 14 Dec 94 16:05:42
From: (aeed menasan <daniel.skoeldduesenberg.se>
Subject: ONLINE ENGLISH ?


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Hello, and sorry if i am intruding in the wrong discussion !

I am looking for information on the language that is being used on
the Internet, not only through e-mails but especially also IRC and
direct communications. The way that English is formed online so to speak.
Linguistic aspects on how the English that is being used here
looks like and why it is so.
If you have any information or views on this subject i.e Online English, then
please e-mail the adress below.

Thanx for reading this note !

And so on ? """ This Message came from: I Stockholm
 (o o) Daniel.Skoeldduesenberg.se I Sweden
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Message 4: Western/Non-Western Cultures/Lgs.

Date: Wed, 14 Dec 1994 17:46:19 Western/Non-Western Cultures/Lgs.
From: saeed menasan <menaspessex.ac.uk>
Subject: Western/Non-Western Cultures/Lgs.


In the area of 'oral politeness', researchers sometimes talk about
Western and Non-Western cultures and/or languages. I was wondering
WHERE one should/could draw the' border' between these two ? I
understand that it is a continuum rather than a dividing wall, but how
would we attribute a specific culture and/or language to one rather
than the other, especially where the culture/language under study is
an almost under-researched one? Does anybody have any references/ideas
on the subject? Anything would be interesting and most welcome.

 S. Menasan

 Dept. of Language & Linguistics
 University of Essex, UK
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