LINGUIST List 7.1479

Sun Oct 20 1996

Qs: Light verbs, Proto-Indo-European, CALL PhD program

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  1., light verbs
  2. Ron Smith, proto-indo-european
  3. "Melanie Misanchuk", CALL PhD program

Message 1: light verbs

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 12:53:32 BST
From: <>
Subject: light verbs
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I'm writing my dissertation on light verb constructions in German and
Catalan, for example:

(1) eine Entscheidung treffen
(2) in Anspruch nehmen

(I am planning to do a formalization withhin HPSG)

I am especially interested in the following issues: 1)the synatctic
and semantic conditions on the nominal expressions appearing in these
constructions, and 2)the aspectual/Aktionsart characteristics of these

I have access to most of the basic bibliography on such constructions
but I am interested in finding anything new/unpublished on this topic,
and woukld also be interested in discussing these constructions with
others who are currently working on them. Please contact me at:


Carme Colominas
Facultat de Traduccis i Interpretacis
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
La Rambla 30-32
08002 Barcelona
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Message 2: proto-indo-european

Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 20:16:27 PDT
From: Ron Smith <>
Subject: proto-indo-european

Dear sirs, Recently i read an article about two Univ. of Pennsylvania
linguists, Dr. Don Ringe and Dr. Ann Taylor, who with the help of
Dr. Andy Warnow a computer scientist were investigating Indo-european
languages looking for similarities and constructing a genealogical
chart of the probable lines of descent. However, i have been unable to
find reference to this in your pages and wonder if you would be able
to help. Yours sincerely

Ronald Smith
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Message 3: CALL PhD program

Date: Sun, 20 Oct 1996 14:28:46 MDT
From: "Melanie Misanchuk" <>
Subject: CALL PhD program
Dear Linguists:

I am looking for a PhD or equivalent programme in
computer-assisted language learning. I am finishing my Master's
thesis in French (anglicisms in the French press) and would like
my career to be in CALL. Does anyone know of official (or ad
hoc) programmes offered in this area? Thanks very much for your
help; I will post a summary if interest warrants.

Melanie Misanchuk
Department of French, Italian and Spanish
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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