LINGUIST List 5.546

Fri 13 May 1994

Qs: Eng dictionary, Acquisition, Feature geometry, Scrambling

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  1. Richard Ogden, American English dictionary
  2. , Acquisition of present perfect tense by Turkish speakers
  3. Michael M T Henderson, Feature geometry and acquisition
  4. lee, Long-Distance Scrambling

Message 1: American English dictionary

Date: Mon, 9 May 94 9:27 BST
From: Richard Ogden <RAO1VAX.YORK.AC.UK>
Subject: American English dictionary


I would like some information please about machine-readable American
English dictionaries which contain pronunciation information.
The ideal dictionary needs to have a very wide coverage.
It is for a commercial project, so I would also need information about
the cost of a licence to use the dictionary.

Thanks
Richard Ogden
University of York, England
rao1tower.york.ac.uk
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Message 2: Acquisition of present perfect tense by Turkish speakers

Date: Sun, 8 May 94 22:21:20 CSTAcquisition of present perfect tense by Turkish speakers
From: <MERYEMSIUCVMB.SIU.EDU>
Subject: Acquisition of present perfect tense by Turkish speakers

Hello!
I am planning to work on the acquisition of the present perfect tense by
Turkish speakers. What I am looking for is to see if they use the -mi$
particle in Turkish which is used to express the indirect experience,
narratives, resultative states etc. to talk about an indirect experience.
Since Turkish does not have a counterpart for the present perfect tense, I
assume that they will use present perfect to express the events they did not
experience themselves. So, when telling a story they will use present
perfect instead of the simple past tense. I hope I made myself clear on this
issue.

I would be glad to have any information about the -mi$ particle in Turkish and
its peculiarities and the present perfect tense in English. Has anyone come
across a similar study ? I appreciate your help.

Meryem Duver
Southern Illinois Uni. at Carbondale, IL
 meryemSIUCVMB or
 meryemSIUCVMB.siu.edu
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Message 3: Feature geometry and acquisition

Date: Mon, 09 May 1994 15:14:19 Feature geometry and acquisition
From: Michael M T Henderson <mmthfalcon.cc.ukans.edu>
Subject: Feature geometry and acquisition

I'm looking for references on language acquisition and feature geometry
(including underspecification). Will summarize what I get. Please reply
directly to me:
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| Michael M. T. Henderson . |
| Linguistics Department \
| University of Kansas |
| Lawrence, KS 66045-2140 |
| Bitnet: mmthfalcon |
| Internet: mmthfalcon.cc.ukans.edu |
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Message 4: Long-Distance Scrambling

Date: Mon, 9 May 94 15:56:46 -04Long-Distance Scrambling
From: lee <leetimessqr.gc.cuny.edu>
Subject: Long-Distance Scrambling

I would like to know if there are any head-initial languages that allow
long-distance scrambling across a finite clausal boundary. That is,
are there any languages that allow a nominal phrase to scramble out of the
embedded clause across an overt complementizer?

I would appreciate it if you would forward the name(s) of the language(s)
along with some examples with glosses to the following email address:

 leetimessqr.gc.cuny.edu

Thanks in advance.
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