LINGUIST List 5.880

Fri 12 Aug 1994

Qs: Canadian "eh", Brown corpus, Statistics, 1st person sg.

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  1. Joseph P Stemberger, Query: canadian "eh"
  2. "Bethany Dumas, UTK", Access To Brown Corpus
  3. Annette McElligott *, Statistical Methods Applied to CL
  4. , Query: Analogy to 1st person sg.

Message 1: Query: canadian "eh"

Date: Tue, 9 Aug 1994 10:13:33 -Query: canadian "eh"
From: Joseph P Stemberger <stembergmaroon.tc.umn.edu>
Subject: Query: canadian "eh"

I'm interested in finding out a bit about the tag question "eh" in
Canadian English. It's discourse function, types of sentences it can be
appended to, etc. Can anyone point me towards a published article on the
subject? thanks.

---joe stemberger
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Message 2: Access To Brown Corpus

Date: Mon, 08 Aug 1994 11:38:45 Access To Brown Corpus
From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" <DUMASBUTKVX.UTCC.UTK.EDU>
Subject: Access To Brown Corpus

A copy of the Brown Corpus for electronic retrieval is being ordered for
installation at the Univ. of TN, but it has not yet been
installed. I have an immediate need for electronic access to the
corpus. Does anyone know either how I can get immediate access
to it OR where I can travel to get immediate access to it?
Alternatively, does anyone know of a service that could do a small
amount of research for me--it involves extracting the contexts of
a short list of common words, such as memorandum. Any help will
be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Bethany K. Dumas
in%"dumasbutkvx.utk.edu"
English - Univ. of TN
Knoxville, TN 37996
615-974-6965, 974-6926 (FAX)
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Message 3: Statistical Methods Applied to CL

Date: Mon, 08 Aug 94 14:28:00 GMStatistical Methods Applied to CL
From: Annette McElligott * <mcelligottaul.ie>
Subject: Statistical Methods Applied to CL


I am attempting to start researching this area and I would like to know if
anyone could
give me titles of books, journals, papers, etc. that would get me started.

Thanks in advance,
Annette McElligott,
CSIS Dept.,
University of Limerick,
Ireland.
Tel: +353-61-333644 Ext 5024
Fax: +353-61-330876
Email: mcelligottaul.ie
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Message 4: Query: Analogy to 1st person sg.

Date: Sat, 6 Aug 94 22:43:48 EDTQuery: Analogy to 1st person sg.
From: <amrzeus.cs.wayne.edu>
Subject: Query: Analogy to 1st person sg.

I am wondering if anybody knows of an example of an analogical
development in the inflectional system of any language, preferably
an Indo-European language, whereby the 2d and 3d persons singular
where remade in the image of the 1st sg? The very possibility
of such a development appears to have been denied in an article
on the reflexes of IE laryngeals in Greek, and it struck me
as a bizarre claim, but I have not found any ready counterexamples.

Alexis Manaster Ramer
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