LINGUIST List 5.610

Tue 24 May 1994

Qs: Syntax & style; do-imperative; culture; e-lists

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  1. Mark Dras, syntax and style
  2. "Ellen F. Prince", query re do-imperative
  3. Geoffrey Russom, Linguistics and cultural studies
  4. , Q: List of foreign language e-lists

Message 1: syntax and style

Date: Tue, 24 May 94 13:27:33 +1syntax and style
From: Mark Dras <markdmacadam.mpce.mq.edu.au>
Subject: syntax and style


I'm interested in syntactic constructions which are characteristic of
style - what work has already been done in this area?

By "syntactic constructions characteristic of style", I mean things like
active vs passive voice, often quoted in prescriptive style manuals as
measuring the level of stylistic formality or obscurity in a text.

I'm aware of Chrysanne DiMarco's work with goal oriented style, and would
like to find out about other approaches, lists of these syntactic
constructions, etc.

Thanks,

Mark Dras
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Message 2: query re do-imperative

Date: Sun, 22 May 1994 23:24:45 query re do-imperative
From: "Ellen F. Prince" <ellencentral.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: query re do-imperative

about 15 years ago, sue schmerling noticed that there are two kind of
do-imperatives, one she called a 'reprise', where the request had been made
earlier and was returned to, and another that could be discourse-initial. would
anyone have a reference for that? or an email address (or phone number or even
just a city) for sue? thanks. (please answer me privately, of course.)
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Message 3: Linguistics and cultural studies

Date: Mon, 23 May 94 10:00:13 EDLinguistics and cultural studies
From: Geoffrey Russom <EL403015BROWNVM.brown.edu>
Subject: Linguistics and cultural studies

I would be interested in bibliography of recent work on linguistics and
cultural studies, also on linguistics and sexual orientation. (Thanks in
advance to A. E. Goeta for her list on linguistics and feminism, which I
am requesting from her; I have also downloaded the syllabi from Michigan).

-- Rick Russom (el403015brownvm.brown.edu)
 Alternative address: Geoffrey_Russombrown.edu
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Message 4: Q: List of foreign language e-lists

Date: Mon, 23 May 1994 14:28:27 Q: List of foreign language e-lists
From: <GGALEVAX1.UMKC.EDU>
Subject: Q: List of foreign language e-lists

Someone recently published a list of e-lists arrayed by target language. I'd
appreciate anyone's pointing me at a source of that list of lists.
Thanks!

George
ggalevax1.umkc.edu
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