LINGUIST List 7.1647

Fri Nov 22 1996

Qs: MS by Ger Reesink, First dictionary, Comparison of adjs

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  1. Torsten Leuschner, Qs: Tracing MS by Ger REESINK
  2. "Alan S. Kaye", FIRST DICTIONARY & GRAMMAR
  3. JACJEM16delphi.com, Re: comparison of adjectives in Romance & Germanic languages

Message 1: Qs: Tracing MS by Ger REESINK

Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 18:47:51 +0100
From: Torsten Leuschner <leuschzedat.fu-berlin.de>
Subject: Qs: Tracing MS by Ger REESINK
Dear fellow LINGUISTs,

I am in the middle of a paper on metaphors in the development of
complex sentences and would like to see an unpublished manuscript by
Ger P. REESINK called

"Grammaticalization of Some Clausal Conjunctions in Papuan Languages."

This paper is a revised version of a lecture (originally called
"Discourse is Space: the Grammaticalization of Metaphor in Papuan
Clause Marking") at the 1988 Oregon Grammaticalization Symposium which
never made it into the ensuing two-vol. collection (Benjamins 1991).

The editors of the collection, Elizabeth Traugott and Bernd Heine,
have declared unable to help. I wonder: Is there anyone out there who
either has the above-named paper in their collection and would be
willing to share their copy with me, or can help me locate Ger
Reesink, so I can get in touch with him (or her)?

Any help will be much appreciated. Many thanks,

Torsten Leuschner

(doctoral student in Linguistics, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany)
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Message 2: FIRST DICTIONARY & GRAMMAR

Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 11:07:56 PST
From: "Alan S. Kaye" <AKAYEccvax.fullerton.edu>
Subject: FIRST DICTIONARY & GRAMMAR
I have been trying to find out the following for ages. Can someone
assist me? What is the very first dictionary for any language ever
completed? I do not mean glossary, nor do I refer to dictionaries
which the ancient Greeks did which did not survive. The size of the
work is not important; rather, we must agree it is a dictionary.

I have the same question for the first grammar of any language
actually completed (in the conventional sense of what a descriptive
grammar/ historical grammar is).

I have looked in many reference books, but so far, no luck. HELP,
linguists of the world!

 Alan Kaye
 Linguistics
 CSU, Fullerton
 Fullerton, CA 92634
 akayefullerton.edu
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Message 3: Re: comparison of adjectives in Romance & Germanic languages

Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 17:04:45 EST
From: JACJEM16delphi.com <JACJEM16delphi.com>
Subject: Re: comparison of adjectives in Romance & Germanic languages

I am currently researching the movement of NP's. Paying particluar
attention to the relationship with adjectives in Romance and Germanic
languages. The material is rather thin on the ground. Any suggestions
would be welcome. Thanks Jacqui Barnett UCL London
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