LINGUIST List 7.1484

Tue Oct 22 1996

Qs: British/American Engl, Orel and Stolbova, Questions

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  1. John Hammink, British/American English
  2., Qu: V.E. Orel, O.V. Stolbova
  3. Camilla Wide, About questions

Message 1: British/American English

Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 15:54:27 +0200
From: John Hammink <>
Subject: British/American English

In a couple of weeks, I MUST deliver a lecture concerning the
differences between British and American english especially in
academic writing. I'm perusing the ERIC virtual library, and looking
at standard samples of such writing, but trying to come up with
general comparisons and differences of each has proved impossibly time

There must be some good material written on the subject. (I'm a
monkey's uncle otherwise!) If anyone in either or both (or neither)
of the subject countries can point me to written material concerning
this, I would appreciate it immensely!


John Hammink
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Message 2: Qu: V.E. Orel, O.V. Stolbova

Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 15:31:45 -0000
From: <>
Subject: Qu: V.E. Orel, O.V. Stolbova
Dear linguists,

I am looking for the full form of the second name of the two linguists
Vladimir E. Orel (at Tel Aviv), and Olga V. Stolbova (at Moscow).

Many thanks for any help,
Carsten Peust
Seminar of Egyptology and Coptology
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Message 3: About questions

Date: Tue, 22 Oct 1996 16:33:07 +0300
From: Camilla Wide <>
Subject: About questions
Dear listers,

My collegue, who is not on linguist, would need some information about
questions, and has asked me to put the following query on linguist:

I am young researcher studying doctor-patient interaction. At the
moment I am working on questions. I am particularly interested in the
connection between form and function of questions. Maybe someone on
linguist could give me some good literary pointers on this subject. My
data is in Swedish, but I am also interested in questions in other

With best regards,

Camilla Lindholm
Department of Scandinavian Languages and Literature
University of Helsinki
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