LINGUIST List 5.344

Wed 23 Mar 1994

Qs: Positional tendencies, AAVE, Corpora

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  1. Elyse Abraham, Positional tendencies for syntactic constituents
  2. David T Rothman, AAVE & Carib. Eng. Creole
  3. Toni Badia, corpora on Law and on Economics

Message 1: Positional tendencies for syntactic constituents

Date: Tue, 22 Mar 1994 19:01:44 Positional tendencies for syntactic constituents
From: Elyse Abraham <eabrahamgpu.srv.ualberta.ca>
Subject: Positional tendencies for syntactic constituents


I am looking for comprehensive data on positional tendencies for the
various types of syntactic constituents in English -- for instance, in the
case of adverbials, the syntactic position that each type tends to occur
in most frequently?

Ideally what I would like to find is a major study that establishes
positional tendencies through an examination of frequency of occurrence
in a large multi-genre corpus.

This may be asking for the moon. However, if anyone is aware of such a
comprehensive study, I would be very greatful indeed to hear of it.

Best Regards,
Elyse

Elyse K. Abraham
Dept. of Linguistics
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada
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Message 2: AAVE & Carib. Eng. Creole

Date: Tue, 22 Mar 94 21:31:02 -0AAVE & Carib. Eng. Creole
From: David T Rothman <greasydvcsd4.csd.uwm.edu>
Subject: AAVE & Carib. Eng. Creole

I'm doing a small study exploring the influence of AAVE on the speech of
Jamaican immigrant students in the US. Does anyone know of any work done
in this area?

 Thanks!
 David Rothman
 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 greasydvcsd4.csd.uwm.edu
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Message 3: corpora on Law and on Economics

Date: Wed, 23 Mar 94 10:53:37 MEcorpora on Law and on Economics
From: Toni Badia <tbadiaupf.es>
Subject: corpora on Law and on Economics

In our institute, we would be interested in obtaining information on
corpora in English, French, German and Spanish (and Catalan, in any)
on Economics and on Law.

Could anybody out there give us infomation on:

 a/ corpora available on Law and on Economics in the languages
 mentioned
 b/ the type of texts of the corpora
 c/ their availability (public domain, private ownership...)
 d/ the way of accessing them

Thank you very much. Reply to me personally to the address below; if
the information received is significant enough, I'll send a summary to
Linguist.

Toni


Toni Badia

Facultat de Traduccio i Interpretacio
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
La Rambla, 32
08002 - Barcelona

tf.: 34 - 3- 484 9987
fax: 34 - 3- 542 2295
email: tbadiaupf.es
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