LINGUIST List 6.515

Thu 06 Apr 1995

Qs: Phrasal verbs, Balanced sentences, Bantu, Japanese/Korean

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  1. , phrasal verbs, preposition 'for'
  2. Daniel Jones, Balanced Sentences
  3. Muriel Norde, Bantu languages
  4. Julian Linnell, Japanese/Korean

Message 1: phrasal verbs, preposition 'for'

Date: Mon, 03 Apr 1995 12:33:23 phrasal verbs, preposition 'for'
From: <criseydeIMAP2.ASU.EDU>
Subject: phrasal verbs, preposition 'for'

 To Marion Kees, who wrote about the preposition 'for': I've been
doing research into the history of phrasal verbs, and I had to look at
the development of preposition use over time. Writers using English after
its reemergence, so to speak, seem very confused about their use of
prepositions, sometimes repeating the same one (apparently serving the
same function) several times in the same sentence, as if to make SURE
they'd gotten their meaning across in this language that was becoming
ever more analytic. For example: Malory writes: this lady for whom I have
foughten for. (I think Gawain said that, I don't remember). Does anyone
know anything about the history of phrasal verbs? I'm familiar with
Hiltunen's The Breakdown of OE Prefixes, but beyond that and a few
articles about these verbs as they occur in Middle English, I can find
nothing at all! Thanks!
 --Elyse Rukkila
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Message 2: Balanced Sentences

Date: Tue, 4 Apr 95 18:29 WST
From: Daniel Jones <birdocomen.com.au>
Subject: Balanced Sentences

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A request for a number of sentences (the more the better!) which are
balanced in terms of word frequency, sentence length, contrasting sounds and
are emotionally neutral ( ie. phonologically, semantically and syntactically
balanced). These are required for a Speech Pathology Student research
project as test stimuli. This research consists of self-monitoring skills
in people with Dysarthria as specific to their population.

Regards
 Daniel
 (birdocomen.com.au)
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Message 3: Bantu languages

Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 14:21:02 +Bantu languages
From: Muriel Norde <Muriel.Nordelet.uva.nl>
Subject: Bantu languages

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Dear fellow linguists
I wonder if anybody could give some titles of reference
grammars of southern Bantu languages?
When I visited southern Africa I became interested in these languages
(Shona, Ndebele, Tswana, Herero) but in bookstores I only found some
archaic works, (probably written by missionaries?) which are hard to read
if one does not master the languages already, and some dictionaries.
I also wonder if there exists some comparative studies on Bantu
languages. The on-line catalog at my university was not very helpful,
so I hope that somebody out there in cyberspace can help me! :)

Muriel

muriel.nordelet.uva.nl
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Message 4: Japanese/Korean

Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 08:57:34 -Japanese/Korean
From: Julian Linnell <jlinnellsas.upenn.edu>
Subject: Japanese/Korean

Is there someone who could advise me about several basic
questions on Japanese/Korean:
(1) what word order rules are adhered to in
each language?
 (2) what rules apply to any/all of the following (where appropriate) -
 tense/aspect
subordination/coordination, gerundivization, infinitivalization,
passivization?

Many thanks. Julian Linnell
jlinnellmail.sas.upenn.edu
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