LINGUIST List 6.1483

Sun Oct 22 1995

Qs: Machine-readable dict.,Coordination,False Cognates

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  1. Alexis Manaster Ramer, Machine-readable comparative dictionaries
  2. "Juris G. Lidaka", Simple/complex coordination
  3. , false cognates in Italian

Message 1: Machine-readable comparative dictionaries

Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 10:42:55 Machine-readable comparative dictionaries
From: Alexis Manaster Ramer <amrCS.Wayne.EDU>
Subject: Machine-readable comparative dictionaries

Other than Pokorny's Indo-European (which I have) does anybody
have or know of a comparative dictionary of any language family
that is available in machine-readable form. It does not
have to be the whole text either: I really only need the
information on which languages of a family each of the etyma
in its protolanguage is attested in. I will summarize any

alexis manaster ramer
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Message 2: Simple/complex coordination

Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 17:38:47 Simple/complex coordination
From: "Juris G. Lidaka" <>
Subject: Simple/complex coordination

 In Quirk & Greenbaum's _A Student's Grammar of the English
Language_, sects. 13.27-28 treat complex coordination (i.e.
coordination of 2 or more different units in a sentence), giving
a typical example as "John painted the kitchen white and the
bathroom blue" wherein a single SV sequence is followed the
coordinated pairs OC + OC.
 However, the first example sentence in 13.28 is said to have
complex coordination:

 Gregory Peck always was and always will be her
 favourite Hollywood star.

The sentence has been lifted from the _Comprehensive Grammar_'s
13.97, where it is presented as an example of interpolated
coordination, here with Adv + V.
 I read the adverbs here as parts of a VP, not as separate
units; then, only a single unit is coordinated and the sentence
has simple coordination, not complex--VP + VP. Similarly, "The
happy clown and the sad clown doused the fire with a bucket of
gasoline" would not be complex coordination, although the
sentence does indeed have coordinated Det + Adj + N.
 Is this a matter of personal perception and preference? Or
am I missing something?

 Juris G. Lidaka 	 Dept. of English 	 West Virginia State College
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Message 3: false cognates in Italian

Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 23:14:07 false cognates in Italian
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Subject: false cognates in Italian

I am looking for about 5 sources that discuss and list false cognates in
Italian. This paper will be written in English for a course called, The
Nature of Language, taught by Dr. Phap Dam at UTD. Any bibliography,
books/articles, will be greatly appreciated.
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