LINGUIST List 5.445

Tue 19 Apr 1994

Qs: Basque, Reflexives, Inflected complementizers, Halliday

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  1. Steven Schaufele, Q: descriptive grammars of Basque
  2. , JST
  3. "Marianne R. Sozio", query on inflected complementizers
  4. Ali Aghbar, Q: Course Taught by M. A. K. Halliday

Message 1: Q: descriptive grammars of Basque

Date: Mon, 18 Apr 1994 10:40:43 Q: descriptive grammars of Basque
From: Steven Schaufele <fcoswsnytud.hu>
Subject: Q: descriptive grammars of Basque

Dear Colleagues,

I'm passing on to the List a request from one of my students who has expressed
an interest in studying Basque. He would like to know about any good
descriptive grammars of the language. I have a few references i could give
him, but i want to cast the net wider, partly because i myself know next to
nothing about Basque and therefore don't know what would be a *good* (i.e.
reliable) descriptive grammar of the language, and partly because i'm concerned
 about what he might be able to get his hands on here in Budapest (he's
Hungarian; his English is good. Don't know whether he can handle Spanish). So
 any suggestions of good descriptive grammars of Basque would be appreciated.
Send them to me and i will pass them on to him, and if there's interest i'll
post a summary to the List.

Sincerely,
Steven
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Dr. Steven Schaufele fcoswsnytud.hu
Room 119
Research Institute for Linguistics (Department of Theoretical Linguistics)
Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Eotvos Lorand University)
P. O. Box 19
1250 Budapest
Hungary

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Message 2: JST

Date: Mon, 18 Apr 1994 17:19:00 JST
From: <>
Subject: JST
 <PXH01332niftyserve.or.jp>

I am researching on the use of emphatic reflexives in English. English has
three types of them, illustrated as follows.
(1) John himself did the job.
(2) John did the job himself.
(3) John has not himself done the job.
And the type exemplified in (2) is known to have a peculiar semantic restricti
onfor its antecedent: nonhuman (or inanimate?) NPs cannot antecede it.
(4) *The car came here itself.
I have found in LOB Corpus an example in which _rich nations_ is used as
antecedent:
(5) To remain secure and prosperous themselves, wealthy nations
 must extend the kind of co-operation to the less fortunate
 members that will inspire hope, confidence, and progress.
 (Brown Corpus, G35
0280-0300)
I would like to know how far away native speakers of English feel they can go
from humanness or animateness as to the use of this type of emaphatic reflexiv
e:animals and other creatures, institutions like schools, companies, etc., and

whatever one can imagine. I will also welcome any imformation about similar
phenomena found in other languages and about references that deal with this
problem in detail. Please e-mail me. I will post a summary if I can get
interesting information.
Thank you in advance.

Keisuke Koga
Fukuoka University, Japan
e-mail: PXH01332niftyserve.or.jp
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Message 3: query on inflected complementizers

Date: Mon, 18 Apr 1994 13:57:43 query on inflected complementizers
From: "Marianne R. Sozio" <mrsoziomailbox.syr.edu>
Subject: query on inflected complementizers


I'm doing a research paper on pro-drop in languages with inflected
complementizers (such as West Flemish). I'm looking specificly at how
these kind of V/2 languages recover the agreement features of dropped
thematic and non-thematic (expletive) pro. I'm also looking at how pro is
governed, as well as assigned case and theta roles in these instances.

If anyone would be so kind as to inform me of any papers or research
material written on the subject, I would be very gratefull.

Please reply directly to me: mrsoziomailbox.syr.edu

I would be happy to post the results.
Thank you,

Marianne Sozio
Syracuse University
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Message 4: Q: Course Taught by M. A. K. Halliday

Date: 18 Apr 1994 16:47:03 -0400Q: Course Taught by M. A. K. Halliday
From: Ali Aghbar <AAGHBARgrove.iup.edu>
Subject: Q: Course Taught by M. A. K. Halliday

I would like to take a course with M. A. K. Halliday. I remember
reading, on one of the lists I belong to, about someone
mentioning he had attended a special course taught by Halliday.
Could anyone tell me how I may register for such a course or who
I may contact to find out? Many thanks.

Ali
 =============================================================================
 Ali-Asghar Aghbar, Dept. of English, Indiana U. of PA, Indiana, PA 15705
 Bitnet: aaghbariup Internet: aaghbargrove.iup.edu Phone: 357 2262
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