LINGUIST List 7.1111

Mon Aug 5 1996

Disc: Non-standard grammar

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <dseelyemunix.emich.edu>


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  1. Ronald Cosper, Re: 7.1089, Disc: Non-standard grammar
  2. Rick Mc Callister, Re: 7.1089, Disc: Non-standard grammar

Message 1: Re: 7.1089, Disc: Non-standard grammar

Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 14:48:04 EDT
From: Ronald Cosper <RCosperHUSKY1.STMARYS.CA>
Subject: Re: 7.1089, Disc: Non-standard grammar
RE: vol-7-1089

It may be of interest to subscribers to LINGUIST that Saint Mary's
University of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, awarded a Master's degree to a
student (Eleanor Johnson) in 1992, for which her thesis was written in the
Micmac language.

The reference is: Eleanor V. Johnson, The Mi'kmaq. M.A. Thesis. Halifax,
Canada: Saint Mary's
University, 1992. ISBN 0315909595. (Micmac language)

The thesis is available on microfilm from the National Library of Canada in
Ottawa. To my knowledge it is the first graduate thesis written in Micmac,
and possible in any native American language, although subscribers may know
of others.
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Message 2: Re: 7.1089, Disc: Non-standard grammar

Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 18:18:35 CDT
From: Rick Mc Callister <rmccallisunmuw1.muw.edu>
Subject: Re: 7.1089, Disc: Non-standard grammar
There is a story--perhaps apocryphal--that the Mexican-American poet
Alurista submitted his dissertation to UC-San Diego in Cal=F3 [accented
o]--i.e. the popular slang of the Southwest and urban Northern Mexico, but
was told that he had to rewrite it in either English or Spanish but not
both. Unfortunately, I don't know if there's a grain of truth in the story
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