LINGUIST List 7.1196

Mon Aug 26 1996

Qs: Readability, Non-restrictive relatives, Verb aspect

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  1. Le destin des fees, Q: Readability in French and Spanish
  2. Tom Mylne, `That' in non-restrictive relatives
  3. spitz, verb aspect

Message 1: Q: Readability in French and Spanish

Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 17:06:49 EDT
From: Le destin des fees <kennyUDel.Edu>
Subject: Q: Readability in French and Spanish
Heyla, to all on LINGUIST.

I am looking for information on readability analyses for French and
Spanish (and other languages, but these are my main focus). I would
ideally like to find something like Flesch-Kincaid, Gunning-Fogg, or
the Smog index. While I would like *any* info about this, I would be
particularly interested in knowing whether there are readability
analysis software (preferably freeware or shareware) for these
languages. If you know of anything, or have any suggestions as to
where to look, please let me know.

If there is enough interest and enough data generated, I will post a
summary to the list.

TIA

May the seas be your solace and the forests a refuge for your spirit,

Kenneth Allen Hyde | No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife
Univ. of Delaware | between the shoulder blades will seriously
Dept. of Linguistics | cramp his style -- Old Jhereg proverb
kennyUdel.Edu | A mind is a terrible toy to waste! -- Me

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Message 2: `That' in non-restrictive relatives

Date: Thu, 22 Aug 1996 14:31:40 +1000
From: Tom Mylne <mylnelingua.cltr.uq.oz.au>
Subject: `That' in non-restrictive relatives

It is often claimed that `that' is not used to introduce
non-restrictive relative clauses; i.e. that they must be introduced by
a wh-word. And it is sometimes claimed that this first claim is not
100% correct.

I am looking for data. Can anyone give me good, attested examples of
non-restrictive relative clauses introduced by `that'. Examples can
be sent to me at mylnelingua.cltr.uq.edu.au. I will do the normal
thing and summarise responses. Really good examples could be copied
immediately to Rodney Huddleston (rodneylingua.cltr.uq.edu.au) who is
the original author of this request. He will be delighted.

Tom Mylne
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Message 3: verb aspect

Date: Thu, 22 Aug 0700 18:00:35
From: spitz <spitzsfo.com>
Subject: verb aspect

Could anyone perhaps recommend any good introductory books on verb
aspect? Please e-mail. Thanks.

Spitz
spitzsfo.com
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