LINGUIST List 6.924

Tue Jul 4 1995

Qs: German future, Petese, Would you, Quaderni

Editor for this issue: Anthony M. Aristar <aristartam2000.tamu.edu>


Directory

  1. Birgit Hamp, future tense discourse
  2. (Liz Francis, "Petese"
  3. hiro-t, Query: Would you...? or Could you...?
  4. , Re: 6.918, TOC: Quaderni del Laboratorio di Linguistica

Message 1: future tense discourse

Date: Tue, 04 Jul 1995 09:00:52 future tense discourse
From: Birgit Hamp <hampheidelbg.ibm.com>
Subject: future tense discourse

Hi everybody,

I am looking for texts written in the German future tense (yes, I do
believe there is such a thing!). Could anybody help me out with references?
I want to compare the frequency of temporal adverbial anaphors in
future tense discourses to the frequency in past tense discourses. Thus, it
would be best to have novels, short stories etc. by the same autor in
both tenses.

Thank you!

Birgit Hamp
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Message 2: "Petese"

Date: Tue, 04 Jul 1995 15:48:16 "Petese"
From: (Liz Francis <E.Francisunsw.EDU.AU>
Subject: "Petese"

Dear Linguist Subscribers,

Does anyone know of any references which refer to or deal with petese - the
simplified speech register people use when addressing animals or pets
(similar to motherese/parentese).

If you have any information about this, can you please write to me at:
e.francisunsw.edu.au

Thank You

Elizabeth Francis
School of Psychology
University of NSW
Sydney NSW 2052
AUSTRALIA
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Message 3: Query: Would you...? or Could you...?

Date: Tue, 04 Jul 1995 11:49:24 Query: Would you...? or Could you...?
From: hiro-t <hiro-tias.tokushima-u.ac.jp>
Subject: Query: Would you...? or Could you...?

Dear Linguists:
 I am positing this mail on behalf of my colleague who is not on this list
His query is about the use of "indirect request" using can, will, could, would.
Here is his query:

***********************************************************************
What kind of auxiliary verb is most suitable in the blanks below?
 (1) _ _ you do me a favor? (to a friend)
 (2) _ _ you stop, please? (to a taxi driver)
 (3) _ _ you lend me ten dollars? (to a friend)
 (4) Excuse me, but _ _ you tell me the way to the station? (
 to a stranger)
 (5) _ _ you tell the court your occupation, please? (to a witness)
 (6) _ _ you type this letter, please? (to a friend)
 (7) _ _ you type this letter, please? (to a secretary)
****************************************************************************

His point is, I think, whether are there any differences between _can_
,_could_, and _will_, would_ in the use of "idirect request".

Please give a reply to me directly. Thanks a lot in advance.

Best Wishes,
Hiroaki Tanaka
Tokushima University, Japan
hiro-tias.tokushima-u.ac.jp
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Message 4: Re: 6.918, TOC: Quaderni del Laboratorio di Linguistica

Date: Sun, 02 Jul 1995 22:27:46 Re: 6.918, TOC: Quaderni del Laboratorio di Linguistica
From: <ESCATTONALBNYVMS.BITNET>
Subject: Re: 6.918, TOC: Quaderni del Laboratorio di Linguistica

Does anyone have the email address of Quaderni del Laboratorio di Linguistica?

Thanks in advance.

Ernest Scatton
escattoncnsvax.albany.edu
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