LINGUIST List 6.1293

Thu Sep 21 1995

Qs: Syntactic Particle,Applied Ling,Lang Policy,Questionnaire

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  1. Gert Webelhuth, Syntactic Particle
  2. Susan Meredith Burt, Applied Linguistics Texts
  3. , Linguistic Human Rights
  4. Gudrun Socher, Questionnaire on the WEB

Message 1: Syntactic Particle

Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 13:02:24 Syntactic Particle
From: Gert Webelhuth <>
Subject: Syntactic Particle

Dear colleagues,

I am looking for an example of a syntactic phenomenon that I thought
would be easy to find but after looking through some books I have dug up
nothing, quite to my surpise. Therefore I am asking for your help today:
I am looking for a language that marks some tense (or aspect, but my
first choice is tense) with a syntactic particle. By particle I mean
something which neither behaves like an auxiliary (i.e. does not bear the
morphology typical of auxiliaries in the language; it also does not have
the word order of auxiliaries) or an adverb (i.e. it does not have the
word order of an adverb, in particular it has a highly restricted word
order, e.g. can only occur immediately before the verb or in
sentence-final or sentence-initial position).
	I would greatly appreciate your help in finding such an example
and would appreciate any references to where I could find one.


Gert Webelhuth
U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Message 2: Applied Linguistics Texts

Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 13:01:25 Applied Linguistics Texts
From: Susan Meredith Burt <burtVAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU>
Subject: Applied Linguistics Texts

Hello, Linguists!

I've been asked by my university to develop a course in "Applied
Linguistics for Language Teaching." I would appreciate suggestions of
appropriate textbooks and other materials. If there is sufficient
interest, I'll post a summary to the list.

Many thanks,

Susan Meredith Burt

Susan Meredith Burt
Department of English
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh WI 54901 USA

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Message 3: Linguistic Human Rights

Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 22:04:11 Linguistic Human Rights
From: <>
Subject: Linguistic Human Rights

 Dear Linguists!

 I am posting this for one of my final year students, who is writing
 her dissertation on the global situation concerning Linguistic Human
 Rights. Please address your replies to me.

 K. Shimizu:


 I am a student working for my dissertation on linguistic human rights.
 My supervisor showed me some of your articles on this topic, and I
 have found them very interesting. So, if anybody could be so kind to
 offer any current information in his/her country, it would be greatly
 appreciated. I will post a summary, when I have got sufficient number
 of replies.
 I look forward to your quick, and many many replies.
 Thank you very much.

 Aine Ono
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Message 4: Questionnaire on the WEB

Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 12:24:23 Questionnaire on the WEB
From: Gudrun Socher <gudrunTechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>
Subject: Questionnaire on the WEB

Please help us and fill in our QUESTIONNAIRE ON THE WEB about
naming of properties of shape and size for special objects.

You find all details under

A German version is also available under

It takes only about 10 to 15 minutes.

We are working in the project Interaction of Speech and Image Analysis of the
Special Research Project SFB 360 at the University of Bielefeld in Germany.
We are concerned with the question how objects visible in an image are referred
to in speech, i.e. which properties of the objects are mentioned.

Thank you very much for your help

	Gudrun Socher

PS: Please tell interested people about this questionnaire.
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