LINGUIST List 6.1531

Tue Oct 31 1995

Qs: Software,A-bar in Chinese,Rel.Clauses,Dialectology

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  1. Alan Firth, Software Request (Mac)
  2. =?ISO-2022-JP?B?GyRCOjRGI0stGyhC?=, Does Chinese have "overt" A-bar movement?
  3. Ali Aghbar, Q: Turkish Rel. Clauses
  4. , Spanish American Dialectology

Message 1: Software Request (Mac)

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 13:15:43 Software Request (Mac)
From: Alan Firth <firthhum.auc.dk>
Subject: Software Request (Mac)

Would anyone happen to know if (and at which Net address) the IPA
alphabet (font) is available to download as free/shareware, compatible
for Macintosh? Many thanks, Alan Firth Aalborg University, Denmark
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Message 2: Does Chinese have "overt" A-bar movement?

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 22:10:34 Does Chinese have "overt" A-bar movement?
From: =?ISO-2022-JP?B?GyRCOjRGI0stGyhC?= <satoryugaku.isc.hokudai.ac.jp>
Subject: Does Chinese have "overt" A-bar movement?

Hi.

Question.

I was wondering if someone could help me find references for whether
or not (Mandarin) Chinese has A-bar type movement of an overt element
(not a pro or null operator) in the overt syntax (not in LF). I
understand that Chinese has ("overt") NP-movement (in the passive and
BA-constructions). But does it have a syntactic operation similar to
scrambling like Japanese and Korean? Has anyone argued that it does?
I appreciate your help. Thanks.
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Message 3: Q: Turkish Rel. Clauses

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 14:53:21 Q: Turkish Rel. Clauses
From: Ali Aghbar <AAGHBARgrove.iup.edu>
Subject: Q: Turkish Rel. Clauses



>From what I have been told, Turkish (as spoken in Turkey) does not
seem to have an unreduced relative clause system. The relative clause
tructures seem to be more like reduced relative clauses in English,
as in:

 kedinin yakaladigi fare kucuktu.
 By cat caught mouse was-small.
 "The mouse that the cat caught was small."

 Fareyi yakalyan kediyi gordum.
 The mouse catching cat I-saw.
 I saw the cat that caught the mouse.

My questions:

1. Is the judgement that Turkish does not have an unreduced
relative clause system valid?
2. Does Turkish use unreduced relative clauses under any
circumstances?
3. Is there a relativizer (such as the equivalent of THAT in Old
English) in Turkish?
4. Are there any good references on this topic?
5. Are there other languages which behave like Turkish?

I will summarize and post the responses.

Ali Aghbar AAGHBARGROVE.IUP.EDU
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Message 4: Spanish American Dialectology

Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 08:00:14 Spanish American Dialectology
From: <blosicc.colorado.edu>
Subject: Spanish American Dialectology


I am working on a Latin American Spanish dialect recognition project,
investigating the accuracy with which human listeners can identify a
speaker's region of origin based on short segments extracted from tape
recordings of spontaneous speech. The test tapes are almost ready for
distribution, and I am currently seeking dialectologists specializing
in Latin American Spanish who would be willing to listen to, and
attempt to identify, the speech segments thereon.

I am projecting that the identification process will take about one
hour of the dialectologist's time. The tape contains high quality
recordings of segments from 90 different speakers from 16+ different
Latin American countries, and a copy of the tape will be given to all
participants as a partial incentive to participate. A key to the
regional identity of the speakers, their age, sex, and education level
will also be sent to participants upon return of their responses.
 If you are interested in participating, or could tell me of someone
else who might be, I would appreciate your response. Thanks!

Dr. Beth L. Losiewicz, Psycholinguist
The Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-471-3762 voice
719 389-6284 fax
blosicc.colorado.edu


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