LINGUIST List 7.1592

Sat Nov 9 1996

Qs: Nouns, Book by Oehrle, Medical prescriptions, National lgs

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Directory

  1. San Tunstall, Query: Abstract/Concrete Nouns and Noun Classes
  2. "M. Bouba", Book by Oehrle
  3. Pablo Accuosto, Q: Medical Prescription Corpus
  4. "Evan L. Antworth", National languages

Message 1: Query: Abstract/Concrete Nouns and Noun Classes

Date: Fri, 08 Nov 1996 09:56:11 EST
From: San Tunstall <tunstallpsyche.mit.edu>
Subject: Query: Abstract/Concrete Nouns and Noun Classes
Hi all. 

Has anyone come across a definition for what counts as an 'abstract'
noun vs. a 'concrete' noun? I'm analyzing a reading experiment in
which the two types seem to act differently and I'd like to find a
reasonable way of deciding which nouns belong to which type (apart
from looking at the data and working backwards!).

Also, does anyone know of an equivalent to Beth Levin's book "English
Verb Classes and Alternations" for English nouns? I often find Levin's
book useful when making up experimental materials. I'm sure I would
refer to a similar book on nouns just as often.

Thanks,

San Tunstall
UMass/Amherst and MIT
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Message 2: Book by Oehrle

Date: Fri, 08 Nov 1996 21:12:09 GMT
From: "M. Bouba" <mb249cus.cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Book by Oehrle

Hello, I'm looking for the following book: Oehrle,T "The English Dative
Constructions:Form and Interpretation". Does anyone know the name and
year of publication?(I know that it is after 1990)
 Thank you.

 Maria Bouba
 Lucy Cavendish College
 Cambridge
 e-mail:mb249cam.ac.uk
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Message 3: Q: Medical Prescription Corpus

Date: Thu, 07 Nov 1996 17:32:00 -0300
From: Pablo Accuosto <accuostofing.edu.uy>
Subject: Q: Medical Prescription Corpus
Hi,

I am interested in the translation of medical prescription texts
(I don't know if this is the right technical expresion) like the
following:


1) The first day of each month in 1996 the patient should
do treatment XX

2) the first two months after the operation the patient must
follow treatment ZZ every other day.

3) From now on the patient must exercise for half an hour
between 8 and 11 am three days per week.

4) During June 1996 the patient must take pill XX every three hours.

5) From now on the patient should alternate 10 days of treatment XX
and 10 days of rest.

I am particularly interested in texts that express temporal intervals
and repetition. I am working in the translation of this kind of texts
into a temporal logic language.

I would like to know about related work in this field and also where
could I get this kind of corpora (if it really exists) in english or
spanish.

Thank you very much in advance.

Please, post answers to accuostofing.edu.uy

Pablo Accuosto

LLC (Computational Linguistics Laboratory)
Facultad de Ingenieria
Universidad de la Republica
Montevideo - Uruguay
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Message 4: National languages

Date: Thu, 07 Nov 1996 09:30:43 CST
From: "Evan L. Antworth" <Evan.AntworthSIL.ORG>
Subject: National languages
If you can answer the query below, please reply directly to Mr Zimmerman.

- Evan Antworth

>Date: Wed, 06 Nov 1996 15:56:00 -0800
>From: Eric Zimmerman <zimmeeashur.cc.biu.ac.il>
>Subject: Your help sought
>Reply-to: zimmeeashur.cc.biu.ac.il
>Organization: Research Authority * Bar-Ilan University
>
>Dear sir/madam:
>
>I urgently need a list of countries with the corresponding national
>language. Is there a way for me to get such a list, through your good
>services?
>
>I look forward to your reply.
>--
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Eric Zimmerman ** Research Grants Director
> The Research Authority ** Bar-Ilan University
> Begin Building** Ramat Gan 52900 ISRAEL
> ++972-3/531-8403 (Tel) ++972-3/635-3277 (Fax)
> http://www.biu.ac.il/RA
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