LINGUIST List 7.450

Sun Mar 24 1996

Qs: Adverb?, Grunts, Galicismos, Syntax book

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  1. "Judit J.Toth", adjective or adverb?
  2. John Old, grunts and groans
  3. Laird Pelzer, Re: GALICISMOS/COMPOSTELA
  4. Ronald Ross Verdmark, LINGUISTIC BOOK IN SPANISH

Message 1: adjective or adverb?

Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 21:27:37 EST
From: "Judit J.Toth" <jtjhandel.Princeton.EDU>
Subject: adjective or adverb?
Dear Linguists,

I teach English in th U.S. and recently one of my students asked me to
discuss the use of adjectives instead of adverbs (especially in
American English), as in:
"How are you?"-"Good"/"Well"
"Drive real slow"/"Drive really slowly".

I tried to dig into books, but I have not found a systematic treatment
of the question. Is there a book, an article, or a knowledgeable
linguist out there that could give me some help? I would need
something that satisfies a "real advanced" student with a lot of
curiosity and language intelligence.

Hoping to hear from you,
Judit

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Message 2: grunts and groans

Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 20:36:42 CST
From: John Old <joldai.ualr.edu>
Subject: grunts and groans
I am looking for a lead or references for an analysis or discussion of
those words such as "Uh huh, oooh, ouch, ow, Huh?, Oh oh, mmmh" etc.
Expletives is one class of such words - are there others?
Thanks
L J Old
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
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Message 3: Re: GALICISMOS/COMPOSTELA

Date: Sun, 24 Mar 1996 00:46:52 EST
From: Laird Pelzer <pelzeregusun.georgetown.edu>
Subject: Re: GALICISMOS/COMPOSTELA
Would there happen to be someone out there with vast knowledge of 
"Galicismos/Galicisms", especially regarding the Camino de Santiago de 
Compostela/Le chemin de Saint Jacques de Compostelle? Many thanks in 
advance. Please reply to Laird Pelzer at pelzeregusun.georgetown.edu.
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Message 4: LINGUISTIC BOOK IN SPANISH

Date: Sun, 24 Mar 1996 00:35:36 CST
From: Ronald Ross Verdmark <rrossucr.ac.cr>
Subject: LINGUISTIC BOOK IN SPANISH

Several years ago I bought the first volume of a good, reader-friendly
introduction to GB theory in Spanish titled simply La Sintaxis and
written by Maria Luisa Hernanz and Jose Maria Brucart and published in
1987 by Editorial Critica in Barcelona. The first volume deals with
simple sentences only. The authors promise a second volume dealing with
complex sentences, but try as I might, I have been unable to get any
information about whether or not the second volume has come out. We are
needing volume two for courses at the University of Costa Rica, and would
genuinely appreciate any information you can provide us with.

Thank you,

Ron Ross
Department of Linguistics
Univerity of Costa Rica
rrosscariari.ucr.ac.cr
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