LINGUIST List 7.1500

Fri Oct 25 1996

Qs: Guadeloupe Creole, Field methods teaching, Adjective Order

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  1., Guadeloupe Creole
  2. "M. Lynne Murphy", field methods teaching
  3. Bruce Fraser, Adjective Order

Message 1: Guadeloupe Creole

Date: 24 Oct 1996 14:33:00
From: <>
Subject: Guadeloupe Creole

Dear All,

I am an M.A. student, currently writing my dissertation on aspects of
the syntax of the nominal expressions in Guadeloupe Creole. While
dealing with the determiner system of Guadeloupe Creole, I have been
having trouble with the analysis of "se'", the plural marker used with
the definite determiner "la" (eg: tab-la = the table; se' tab-la = the
tables). Can anyone help me? Do you know of any publications in which
"se'" has been analyzed? I would also be happy to know of any linguist
reader who is fluent in Guadeloupe Creole.

Many thanks.

Odile E. Cyrille < >
Department of Modern Languages
Salford M5 4WT
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Message 2: field methods teaching

Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 16:35:50 GMT
From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <>
Subject: field methods teaching
hello all--

i'm working on a paper on field methods teaching, but my experiences
are limited by the fact that my department always uses a southern
bantu language in field methods (and limited by my imagination and
interests as well, i suppose). i'd like to supplement my experience
with that of others, and so am looking for peoples' favorite field
methods projects. but wait! there's a catch! i'm focussing
particularly on semantic issues. this includes: lexicography,
lexical semantics, syntax/semantics interaction, etc. (i find that
what a lot of people call syntactic field work, i'd call semantic.
anything involving meaning is game.) please send to me and i will
summarize for the list.

you may recall that i did a survey a few months ago on field methods
teaching. if anyone who didn't do the survey then would like to do
it now, i'd love to have more responses. the survey concerns what
areas of linguistic analysis are tackled in your field methods class.
contact me to receive a survey by e-mail.

thanks in advance,
lynne murphy

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M. Lynne Murphy
Department of Linguistics phone: +27(11)716-2340
University of the Witwatersrand fax: +27(11)716-4199
Johannesburg 2050
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Message 3: Adjective Order

Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 13:30:46 EDT
From: Bruce Fraser <>
Subject: Adjective Order
I have a student who is interested in adjective order, either
pre-nominally, as in English or post-nominally, as in French. If
anyone knows of research in this area, I would appreciate the

Thanks, Bruce Fraser

Bruce Fraser
School of Education
Boston University
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