LINGUIST List 6.159

Mon 06 Feb 1995

Qs: Pluperfect, Oral history, China's minority groups, Word

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  1. Igor Shoshitaisvili, books on pluperfect needed
  2. Marjorie Parker, oral histories
  3. Marjorie Parker, China's minority groups
  4. Mark Davies, Numbered sentence examples in Word 6

Message 1: books on pluperfect needed

Date: Sat, 4 Feb 95 00:42:38 +0books on pluperfect needed
From: Igor Shoshitaisvili <soshium.ac.msk.su>
Subject: books on pluperfect needed

Does anyone know of any literature concerning pluperfect from the
typological point of view? I would appreciate any information on the subject
for it seems that there has been no work done on this topic so far.
Sincerely yours,
Igor Shoshitaishvili
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Message 2: oral histories

Date: Fri, 3 Feb 1995 16:47:20 -oral histories
From: Marjorie Parker <parkermgusun.acc.georgetown.edu>
Subject: oral histories

I am searching for quality oral histories. Any titles etc. would be
appreciated. Also, if anyone knows of anthropological research (past or
present) delving into minority groups in The People's Republic of China I
would appreciate that info.

Thanks.

Marjorie Parker : parkermgusun.acc.georgetown.edu.
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Message 3: China's minority groups

Date: Fri, 3 Feb 1995 16:52:11 -China's minority groups
From: Marjorie Parker <parkermgusun.acc.georgetown.edu>
Subject: China's minority groups

I am interested in contacting any Chinese (or American) experts on the
Minority Nationalities of China. Of particular interest: the Jews in
China. (History, Linguistics, Anthroplogy, Economics, Sociology, etc.
might all provide relevent information.) Thanks.

Marjorie Parker: parkermgusun.acc.georgetown.edu
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Message 4: Numbered sentence examples in Word 6

Date: Fri, 03 Feb 1995 16:21:28 Numbered sentence examples in Word 6
From: Mark Davies <mdaviesrs6000.cmp.ilstu.edu>
Subject: Numbered sentence examples in Word 6

I'm trying to do what was very simple in WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS, but is
(apparently) extremely difficult to do in Word 6 (for Windows). I'm trying
to create numbered sentences:

(Cross-reference to (1a-b) that will update as I insert and delete sentences)

 1. (a) Sample sentence 1a
 (b) Sample sentence 1b

| Intervening text
|
 (Cross-reference to (2a-b) that will update as I insert and delete
sentences)
|
| Intervening text

 2. (a) Sample sentence 2a
 (b) Sample sentence 2b

I want to have 1) numbered sentences that automatically renumber as I add
and delete examples 2) cross-references to these sentences that will
automatically update to renumbering in the sentences they refer to.

Problems:

1) Can't use styles to create the numbering, because intervening styles (eg,
for the body of the text) force the "Sentence" style to reset to 1 after
every interrumption

2) Really can't even manually format the paragraphs with the examples,
because several types of formatting changes cause the "Sentence" style to
reset to 1

3) Besides, with paragraph styles, there's no way to have the entire example
sentence _indented_ (that's because there can only be one indent in a style,
and the intentation from the left margin to the number uses that up). So
one is left with a sentence that is only tabbed on the first line -- all
additional lines will start under the sentence number

4) Sequence fields are much more stable than the options in (1) or (2), but
there is no way to use Bookmarks / Cross-Referencing to pay attention to
Sequence Fields - has to be paragraph numbering

5) Have tried Heading Numbering, but that doesn't work either (can't
remember why now)

As I said, in WP 5.1 it was possible to set things up the way I wanted, but
not in Word. Also, can't import WP 5.1 document with everything OK into
Word -- it just garbles the "Sentence" style horribly.

I've also tried doing this in both AmiPro 3 and WPWindows 6.1, and no go.
Anyone been able to get this working for them???

Thanks,

Mark Davies
Asst. Professor, Spanish
Dept. Foreign Languages
Illinois State University
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