LINGUIST List 6.583

Wed 19 Apr 1995

Qs: Ergativity, Journal, Academie Francaise, Parallel corpora

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  1. Bert Peeters, Re: Burman and ergativity/accusativity
  2. Maria Labarta, electronic journals
  3. Bailey Brian, Academie Francaise
  4. Maria Gavrilidou ILSP, Parallel corpora

Message 1: Re: Burman and ergativity/accusativity

Date: Sun, 16 Apr 1995 11:41:20 Re: Burman and ergativity/accusativity
From: Bert Peeters <Bert.Peetersmodlang.utas.edu.au>
Subject: Re: Burman and ergativity/accusativity

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It has been suggested in the literature that languages such as
Burman, where the overt marking of syntactic functions depends
on individual circumstances (no marking if no possibility of
ambiguity), could be seen as representing an "old" type of language
which in due course would have given rise to both ergative and
accusative languages. Is there any evidence that Burman is indeed
a typologically "old" language and that accusative and ergative
languages are "newer developments" going back to a common type?
Any input would be appreciated.
Bert Peeters
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Department of Modern Languages (French)
University of Tasmania
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Hobart TAS 7001 Fax. (002) 207813 +61 02 207813
Australia Email: Bert.Peetersmodlang.utas.edu.au
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Message 2: electronic journals

Date: Mon, 17 Apr 95 17:28 MET Delectronic journals
From: Maria Labarta <labartainf.fu-berlin.de>
Subject: electronic journals

Dear colleagues,

Im looking for an electronic journal in the fields of linguistics and technical
 writing. I would be very grateful for any relevant information.

Marma Labarta

e-mail: labartainf.fu-berlin.de
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Message 3: Academie Francaise

Date: 13 Apr 1995 10:08:41 +0000Academie Francaise
From: Bailey Brian <B.M.Baileybton.ac.uk>
Subject: Academie Francaise


I am a lecturer in a Computer Science
department with an interest in language developments - here I mean real
spoken language not Fortran or ADA etc.I am studying French at Diploma level
and I am currently researching the Academie Francaise and its effect on the use
 and abuse of
the french language since its foundation some 300 years ago. My
question for the bulletin board is - Can any of your members supply me with
references which could help my research. Naturally I will summarise any
replies received and mail them to you for inclusion.

Brian Bailey
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Message 4: Parallel corpora

Date: Tue, 18 Apr 1995 18:04:36 Parallel corpora
From: Maria Gavrilidou ILSP <M3653eurokom.ie>
Subject: Parallel corpora


Dear linguists,

I am involved in a project concerning parallel text-corpora, and i
would like to know if anybody has already had any experience on the
matter. Specifically, I would like to know if there already are any
efforts ongoing (or completed!) about specs for parallel corpora,
for representation issues, text typology etc.

If anybody has the time to answer my query I would greatly appreciate
it! Please reply to my personal address.

Thank you very much,

Maria Gavrilidou
Institute for Language and Speech Processing
Athens, Greece
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