LINGUIST List 7.1031

Mon Jul 15 1996

Qs: Translation-French to Eng, Complementizers, Lip-reading

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  1. D OCSEA, Translation from French to English
  2. Barbara Need, Complementizers
  3. Paul Woods, Lip-reading/Speach Coaching for the Deaf

Message 1: Translation from French to English

Date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 16:02:34 +0200
From: D OCSEA <docseaplanete.net>
Subject: Translation from French to English
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Message 2: Complementizers

Date: Sun, 14 Jul 1996 15:29:04 CDT
From: Barbara Need <nee1midway.uchicago.edu>
Subject: Complementizers
I am interested in sentences of the following shapes:

a) I know that David is coming to the Bastille Party
	tonight.
b) I know David is coming to the Bastille Party tonight.

where (a) has a complementizer and (b) doesn't. I have two
sorts of questions about these.

1) In English, we find sentences of both shapes with many
verbs. In Spanish (as I understand it), we find only
sentences like (a). That is, Spanish reqires the comple-
mentizer. In Yiddish, certain verbs specifically require
no complementizer (b). Are there any languages where ONLY
(b) occurs?

2) Are there any verbs in English (or other languages which
allow both patterns) which allow ONLY (a) or ONLY (b)?
Clearly _ask_, when used as in (c), must take a complementizer.

c) I asked that he be there at five.
d) *I asked he be there at five.

Any others?

Barbara Need
University of Chicago--Linguistics
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Message 3: Lip-reading/Speach Coaching for the Deaf

Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 09:08:09 -0000
From: Paul Woods <P.Woodsdcs.shef.ac.uk>
Subject: Lip-reading/Speach Coaching for the Deaf
Lip-reading/Speach Coaching for the Deaf.

Hi, I am writing on behalf of a friend who is not on the net.
This lady has a niece who is deaf as a result of rubella while
in the womb. The girl needs to improve her reasonably good lip-
reading and really needs help in being able to form spoken
utterances which are intelligible to English speakers. At present
she does her best, but unless you are very much accustomed to her
way of speaking, it's hard to understand her. Does anyone know of
programmes either in Vancouver or the UK where she could improve
her lip-reading and also be coached in how to speak clearer English?
Thanks,
Paul Woods,
Dept of Computer Science,
Sheffield University,
UK.
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