LINGUIST List 7.1267

Thu Sep 12 1996

Qs: Passive expletive, Text corpora, Gay/lesbian data

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Directory

  1. Youngjun Jang, Passive Expletive Constructions
  2. lenzmx300e.ids-mannheim.de, Free text corpora
  3. Motohashi Rieko, gay/lesbian data search

Message 1: Passive Expletive Constructions

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 09:30:42 EDT
From: Youngjun Jang <yjanghusc.harvard.edu>
Subject: Passive Expletive Constructions
Dear linguists,
I am collecting data about passive expletive constructions like (1) in
languages other than English/Icelandic/Scandinavian.

(1) a. *There has a book been put on the table.
 b. There has been a book put on the table.
 c. *There has been put a book on the table.

Is there anyone who knows some languages which behaves exactly like
English? If there is enough response, I will post the summary on the list.
Thanks.

Youngjun Jang
yjangfas.harvard.edu

Dept of Linguistics
Harvard University
77 Dunster Str.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Message 2: Free text corpora

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 16:53:00 MDT
From: lenzmx300e.ids-mannheim.de <lenzmx300e.ids-mannheim.de>
Subject: Free text corpora
	
	 Dear Linguists,
	
	 I put the following request to you on behalf of Dr. Teubert,
	 Institut fuer deutsche Sprache, Mannheim:
	 For research purposes we would need access to text corpora
	 of present day American English (e.g., ACL/DCI, Penn Tree-
	 bank or other). We know of the online service of LDC but
	 since we only need it for a very limited period of time it
	 would be useful to learn if anyone knows of sources that are
	 freely available, or can give us access to them. We are gra-
	 teful for any suggestions and help that you can give on this
	 matter.
	
	 Thank you very much for your assistance.
	
	 Best regards
	 Susanne Lenz
	
	
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Message 3: gay/lesbian data search

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 14:01:44 PDT
From: Motohashi Rieko <motohashstudents.uiuc.edu>
Subject: gay/lesbian data search

I'm beginning work on my diss. and am looking for any natural spoken
data from gay and/or lesbian speakers. Ideally I would like
conversations involving gay and lesbian couples, but settle for
whatever is available. Can you help me with this?

Thanks!
Susan Frenck
Department of Linguistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
frenckuiuc.edu
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