LINGUIST List 6.173

Thu 09 Feb 1995

Qs: Citing e-texts, References in Slavic lg, Slow Spanish accent

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  1. Jan Tent, Citing e-texts
  2. Elena Rudnitskaya, references in Slavic syntax
  3. jeffrey howard allen, Slow Spanish accent

Message 1: Citing e-texts

Date: Tue, 07 Feb 1995 16:37:04 Citing e-texts
From: Jan Tent <>
Subject: Citing e-texts


This is not LINGUIST-L-specific, but my colleagues and I would
really welcome some wisdom on a citation problem.

How does one cite electronic versions of literary and other
texts brought down from the net/web? There are no page or
paragraph numbers and even the provenance of the text is not
always clear (e.g. from what print edition was it keyed-in or

The *MLA Handbook* (3rd edition, which is the latest we have),
and the AGPS *Style Manual* (the Australian standard) offer no
help. Indeed, has anyone in linguistic/literary studies put
together a set of consistent formats for citing
electronic-archived material, e-list contributions, e-texts,
e-journals etc.?

We would greatly appreciate some guidance, be it informed or

Jan Tent
Department of Literature and Language
School of Humanities
The University of the South Pacific
P.O. Box 1168

TEL: (679) 313900 Ext. 2263
FAX: (679) 305053
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Message 2: references in Slavic syntax

Date: Tue, 07 Feb 95 12:00:12 ESreferences in Slavic syntax
From: Elena Rudnitskaya <EELGCCUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>
Subject: references in Slavic syntax

Dear linguists,
I am going to write a coursework in Syntax on Government and Binding Grammar
basis. I have preliminary chosen two topics : "Formation of Yes-No questions
in Russian" or "Double negation in Russian" (like "He does not eat nothing").
Could you send me some references on these two topics so that I could read
the relevant literature and choose one of the topics. I would prefer references
on yes-no question formation and double negation in Slavic languages but
any references on these topics will do, preferred are references in GB
framework. Thank you, Elena Rudnitskaya.
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Message 3: Slow Spanish accent

Date: Tue, 7 Feb 1995 17:57:35 -Slow Spanish accent
From: jeffrey howard allen <>
Subject: Slow Spanish accent

Just wondering if any of you native Spanish speakers or those who have
lived in Central and South American Spanish speaking countries know of a
corrollary to the following ones for French and German.

The French in France often refer to the Swiss French as having very slow
speech. My experience living in Europe for a number of years does
indicate that there is some truth to that, although I have not done any
quantifiable research on the subject. The Swiss Germans also appear to
to have a slower rate of speech than do other German speakers I know.

2 questions:
 1. Do Spanish speakers from Central and South America refer to
Spanish speakers in any single country as people that typically speak
SLOWERslower than those from other countries? And those who FASTER or
 2. Has any research been done on this subject for any of theose
languages and/or for English?

Please send replies directly to me at: OR


Jeff Allen
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