LINGUIST List 6.135

Tue 31 Jan 1995

Qs: Alliteration, Portuguese grammar, MLA, Barney Frank error

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  1. "Richard Dury, Bergamo", alliterative phrases
  2. Renato S. Beninatto, Portuguese Grammar in English
  3. (enato S. Beninatto, MLA International Bibliography: the Linguistics Volume
  4. "Marge Jackman", Barney Frank/Fag

Message 1: alliterative phrases

Date: Mon, 30 Jan 1995 17:05:12 alliterative phrases
From: "Richard Dury, Bergamo" <ERASMUSUNIBG.IT>
Subject: alliterative phrases

I am collecting alliterative phrases in English like PRIDE of PLACE, to HAVE
and to HOLD, COOL as a CUCUMBER, by COMMON CONSENT, etc. not proverbs or
creative language-use. Any references to articles etc. would be welcome.

ALso short lists of similar phrases in other European languages, sources and th
eoretical studies.

It is often said that such alliterative phrases are more common in the Germanic
languages, but I have never seen any statsitics about this. It is also often
said that such phrases go back to alliterative textual traditions, though
so far my researches have revealed very few actual phrases still current
that go back that far. Richard Dury, University of Bergamo, Italy
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Message 2: Portuguese Grammar in English

Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 08:24:57 Portuguese Grammar in English
From: Renato S. Beninatto <rsbeninattoax.apc.org>
Subject: Portuguese Grammar in English

I am looking for books, articles and references written in English about
aspects of the Portuguese grammar (Brazilian and Portuguese). I am particularly
looking for texts explaining verb usage, pronouns, forms of treatment, adverbs,
and auxiliary verbs, but anything will help.

Please send e-mail to rsbeninattoax.ibase.org.br

Thank you.

Renato S. Beninatto | Lazoski, Beninatto & Associados
Tel: +55 21 266-7288 | Traducoes Ltda.
Fax: +55 21 286-7288 | Rua Vol. da Patria, 125 - 5o. and.
E-mail: rsbeninattoax.ibase.org.br | Rio de Janeiro-RJ; 22270-000 Brasil
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Message 3: MLA International Bibliography: the Linguistics Volume

Date: Tue, 31 Jan 95 15:06 +030MLA International Bibliography: the Linguistics Volume
From: (enato S. Beninatto <OVNATHAR1.HUJI.AC.IL>
Subject: MLA International Bibliography: the Linguistics Volume

Hi,
I'm not on your list but have a linguistics oriented question.
Is any of you familliar with both *The MLA International
Bibliography* and *The MLA International Bibliography: the
Linguistics Volume*? Could anyone tell me how much overlapp
there exisists between the two? If My library gets the former
how badly do we need the latter? (yes I'm a librarian)
Please answer me privately at ovnathar1.huji.ac.il. Thanks, Hannah.
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Message 4: Barney Frank/Fag

Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 09:04:25 Barney Frank/Fag
From: "Marge Jackman" <MJACmclean1.nl.edu>
Subject: Barney Frank/Fag

Regarding the recent brouhaha over the Republican congressman in the
U.S. who called the openly homosexual Democratic congressman,
Barney Frank, 'Barney Fag" in a press interview, then later claimed
that it was a slip of the tongue. (For those not proficient in
American slang, fag is a derogatory term for homosexual.)

I have been trying to remember from my psycholinguistic classes what
the rationale for this kind of error is? Can anyone help me?
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