LINGUIST List 6.800

Fri 09 Jun 1995

Qs: Trans in Africa, Definite NPs, Portuguese, AL/DA

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  1. , Question
  2. Michael Covington, Case marking of definite NPs only
  3. "billy clark", QUERY: Portuguese
  4. Toshihiko Ashikaga, Discourse Analysis

Message 1: Question

Date: Tue, 06 Jun 1995 08:58:47 Question
From: <BANFAPAVAX2.CONCORDIA.CA>
Subject: Question

Dear netters,
I am currently working on a project on the history of translation in Africa
south of the Sahara. I am studying the role and practice of this ancient art
form from precolonial times when translation was mainly practised in an
oral tradition context up till today when it is being practised in its most
modern form in the public service and private enterprises. Please, could anyone
out there help me with references, documents and pertinent information in this
area. I am particularly interested in information regarding Eastern and
Southern Africa, West and Central Africa.

Thanks
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Message 2: Case marking of definite NPs only

Date: Tue, 6 Jun 1995 09:12:57 -Case marking of definite NPs only
From: Michael Covington <mcovingtai.uga.edu>
Subject: Case marking of definite NPs only

What languages mark direct objects (or other noun cases) only when the
NP is definite (i.e., a proper name or a common noun with the definite
article)? The two that I know of are Spanish and Hebrew.

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( Michael A. Covington, Artificial Intelligence Center, University of Georgia)
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Message 3: QUERY: Portuguese

Date: Tue, 6 Jun 1995 15:30:00 GQUERY: Portuguese
From: "billy clark" <BILLY1mdx.ac.uk>
Subject: QUERY: Portuguese

Could any Portuguese experts out there please send me suggested
references on any of the following areas: a) a good Portuguese
descriptive grammar b) an introduction to Portuguese linguistics c) a
history of the Portuguese language (I have one reference on this so
far - "From Latin to Portuguese" by Edwin Williams)? In all
cases, I'm interested in both Brazilian and Portuguese varieties.

Thanks in advance,

Billy Clark, Middlesex University, London (billy1mdx.ac.uk)
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Message 4: Discourse Analysis

Date: Thu, 8 Jun 1995 01:11:42 -Discourse Analysis
From: Toshihiko Ashikaga <ta50columbia.edu>
Subject: Discourse Analysis

Dear Colleagues:

I am a graduate student majoring in Applied Linguistics and am working on
Discourse Analysis. As I am new to this field, would you be knid enough
to share your references?

Thank you in advance.

Toshihiko Ashikaga
Teachers College/Columbia University
ta50columbia.edu
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