LINGUIST List 5.585

Sat 28 May 1994

Qs: International English; Vocatives; Undergraduates; French

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  1. Gwyn Williams, International culture
  2. Knud Lambrecht, VOCATIVES
  3. "Mao LuMing", RE: undergraduate linguistics program
  4. "Marie-Therese Broncksaux", query

Message 1: International culture

Date: Wed, 25 May 1994 16:59:33 International culture
From: Gwyn Williams <gwynipied.tu.ac.th>
Subject: International culture

 English appears to have emerged as the international language of choice
in the last few years. Are there any studies of "International English"
as a distinct variety? Also: has anyone suggested the emergence of an
international culture?

Gwyn Williams <gwynipied.tu.ac.th>
Thammasat University, Bangkok
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Message 2: VOCATIVES

Date: Wed, 25 May 1994 16:40:47 VOCATIVES
From: Knud Lambrecht <lambrecemx.cc.utexas.edu>
Subject: VOCATIVES


I am looking for recent or not so recent work, in any framework, on
the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of VOCATIVE constituents. I'm
interested in the possible positions of vocative phrases in the sentence,
and in the prosody and pragmatics of such phrases. In particular, I'm
after what seem to be two fundamental positions, i.e. either to the left
of the sentence or to the right of a sentence or a clause. My interest
is motivated by certain striking syntactic and prosodic similarities
between vocative phrases to the left and to the right and left- and
right-dislocated constituents. It looks like there's precious little
in the generative syntactic literature, but perhaps I'm just ignorant.

I would be grateful for any bibliographic or other hints of any kind.

Knud Lambrecht

Dept. of French & Italian
UT Austin, 78712.
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Message 3: RE: undergraduate linguistics program

Date: 27 May 1994 21:38:46 -0500RE: undergraduate linguistics program
From: "Mao LuMing" <mao_lumingmsmail.muohio.edu>
Subject: RE: undergraduate linguistics program

We are planning to revise our undergraduate linguistics program, which is
currently housed within the English Department. We hope to make it more
interdisciplinary and to get faculty from other departments in the college
more involved. Do you have any suggestions and comments to help us make our
program stronger, and more attractive to our undergraduate students? Do you
have "models" that you can recommend to us or that we can draw upon? Thanks,
in advance, for your help. If there is enough interest, I would be happy to
post a summary.
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Message 4: query

Date: Fri, 27 May 94 13:34:15 MDquery
From: "Marie-Therese Broncksaux" <mtbronckacs.ucalgary.ca>
Subject: query

Does anyone have information concerning CALL reading programs in
French for the social sciences which can be used to help graduate
students meet their foreign language requirements?
The only program identified until now is Transparent Language.

M-T Broucksaux <mtbronckacs.ucalgary.ca>
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