LINGUIST List 6.1477

Sun Oct 22 1995

Qs: Mandarin, Tonal variation, Articles&Time Expressions

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  1. , Mandarin pronunciation
  2. lg2a, Research requirement!
  3. Alexis Manaster Ramer, Query: Articles and Time Expressions

Message 1: Mandarin pronunciation

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 14:31:17 Mandarin pronunciation
From: <wclivax.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Mandarin pronunciation

Hi,

Does anyone know of any word lists, articles, or sources of any sort
on the literary and colloquial strata of pronunciation in Modern
Beijing Mandarin? I am interested not in individual words or phrases,
but in the differences between the two phonological systems. If there
is anything on pronunciations present in one stratum, but not in the
other, I'd be most grateful.


Wen-Chao Li
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
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Message 2: Research requirement!

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 16:21:28 Research requirement!
From: lg2a <g8380205simon.pu.edu.tw>
Subject: Research requirement!

	I am going to do a research about the relationship between
network and tonal variation. Therefore, I would like to know if there
is any research, book,or journal about the topic that I mentioned.

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Message 3: Query: Articles and Time Expressions

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 22:43:17 Query: Articles and Time Expressions
From: Alexis Manaster Ramer <amrCS.Wayne.EDU>
Subject: Query: Articles and Time Expressions

Does anybody know why we cannot say:

 I danced with her the day.
 I danced with her on the day.
 I worked there the year.
 I worked there in the year

whereas corresponding sentences with a demonstrative _that_
in place of the article _the_ are fine? Or if anybody has
done any work on this? Or whether there is a language
which is otherwise sufficiently like English so it makes
sense to ask for literal equivalents of these examples,
where the same judgements do not hold (all the languages
I know seem to behave the same as English)?

I will summarize any responses and I promise not to use
them on any homework assignment or exam,

Alexis Manaster Ramer
Professor,
Dept. of Computer Science
Linguistics Program
Center for Peace and Conflict Studies
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202, USA
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