LINGUIST List 7.292

Sun Feb 25 1996

Qs: Minimalism, , Complements, Glossolalia

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  1. J Kalita, any tutorials on the minimalist program?
  2. "Karen S. Chung", Second call:
  3. Barbara Need, Prepositional complements
  4. "Paul de Lacy", Glossolalia Research

Message 1: any tutorials on the minimalist program?

Date: Wed, 21 Feb 1996 14:04:29 MST
From: J Kalita <>
Subject: any tutorials on the minimalist program?

We have been reading the book called "Government and Binding
Theory an dthe Minimalist Program" by Gert Webelhuth.
We read the chapter by Alex Marantz on
the minimalist program in the book.

Does anyone know of any other book/book chapter
which is somewhat like a tutorial on the minimalist program?
A tutorial will help us understand Marantz's chapter and
Chomsky's book "The Minimalist Program"
a lot better. Our background is in computer science
and we have read Haegeman's book on the GB Theory.

Please write to me directly since I don't subscribe to
the linguist mailing list.

Jugal Kalita
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Message 2: Second call:

Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 06:59:21 +0800
From: "Karen S. Chung" <>
Subject: Second call:
(Re: vol-7-256):
	I have received information on  from 60 or so people around the
world (at last count), and am very satisfied with the response.  has
indeed turned out to be a marvelous source of creative metaphor. So far
'animals' are way in the lead, but there is also a 'pastry' category!
	The largest single language reported on was Dutch, and the
Germanic languages in general are very well represented (I have data on
every major one except Icelandic). 
	I am issuing a second call in hopes that I can get data on some
major (non-major ones are welcome, too!) languages not reported on so far,

	African languages besides Afrikaans, Albanian, all varieties of
	Arabic, Austronesian languages (esp. Malay and Tagalog), the
	Baltic languages, Bulgarian, Farsi, Georgian or any Caucasian
	language, Greek, Hindi or any Indic language, Icelandic, Korean,
	Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbo-Croat, Tamil or any Dravidian
	language, any Tibeto-Burman language, Thai, Turkish, and any
	aboriginal language (I know from the Nat-lang list that there is
	plenty of interaction between computers and 'native languages'.)

	Also varieties of Chinese besides Standard Taiwan Mandarin - I 
	haven't heard from anyone on mainland Mandarin, Singapore
	Mandarin, Cantonese, or other dialects. 

	It may be a long shot to hope for data on some of the above, but 
after the overwhelming initial response, I don't think I'm so easily 
surprised anymore!
	Many thanks to all who have already written, and also to those who
give a hand this time - especially those who have never responded to a
list inquiry before!
	The summary will be forthcoming.
	Best wishes,

					 Karen Steffen Chung		
					 National Taiwan University

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Message 3: Prepositional complements

Date: Fri, 23 Feb 1996 16:09:48 CST
From: Barbara Need <>
Subject: Prepositional complements

I am trying to track down information about verbs with
prepositional complements, such as the following

I know about John
She laughed at him

My main interest is these structures in Old English and I have
looked in Mitchell and Visser without much result. If anyone
knows of any work done in this area (for any langauge: (Old)
English, other Germanic languages, other non-Germanic languages),
please let me know.

If relevant, I will post a summary of responses to the net.

Thanks in advance,

Barbara Need
University of Chicago--Linguistics
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Message 4: Glossolalia Research

Date: Sun, 25 Feb 1996 15:07:10 GMT
From: "Paul de Lacy" <>
Subject: Glossolalia Research

We are currently involved in research into the phenomenon of
glossolalia within certain charismatic churches in the Auckland (New
Zealand) area. If you are involved in similar research, or know of
someone who is (either in linguistics, or sociology & related
fields), could you e-mail us, and hopefully we'll be able to help
each other out.

Paul de Lacy & John Doleman.
University of Auckland (New Zealand)
[Please contact Paul de Lacy on either e-mail address]

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