LINGUIST List 7.526

Wed Apr 10 1996

Qs: Topics, Words, Teaching GB, Search, Web pages

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Directory

  1. Bing Lin Zhao, Topics in Chinese
  2. Cassian Braconnier, Germanic versus Romance properties of English words
  3. Gabriel Amores, Query: Deductive vs inductive approaches to Teaching GB
  4. Steven Schaufele, searching for lost linguists
  5. asanoColorado.edu, Web page for intro linguistics course

Message 1: Topics in Chinese

Date: Fri, 05 Apr 1996 11:39:26 EST
From: Bing Lin Zhao <bingalbert.bu.edu>
Subject: Topics in Chinese
 I am now working on topic and focus in Mandarin Chinese,and
 specifically, I will be attempting to provide a syntactic
 account of topics in Chinese. I would be grateful to pointers
 to any relevant research in this area, and would be eager to be
 in contact with others pursuing similar research. Please send me
 e-mail at bingalbert.bu.edu. Thank you very much.
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Message 2: Germanic versus Romance properties of English words

Date: Mon, 08 Apr 1996 08:56:13 MDT
From: Cassian Braconnier <cassianworldnet.net>
Subject: Germanic versus Romance properties of English words
In "The Minimalist Program", chap. 4, p. 230, Chomsky writes:
"We will make the still stronger assumption that overt operations cannot
detect phonological features at all - such features cannot, for example,
distinguish one overt operation from another.13"
In footnote 13, p. 381, he writes:
"Prima facie evidence to the contrary is familiar, for example, Germanic
versus Romance properties of English words..."
I have no idea of the nature of these Germanic versus Romance properties of
English word. Can anybody give some input on this?
Thanks.

Cassian Braconnier
Maitre de Conferences Universite Blaise Pascal de Clermont-Ferrand (France)
Membre de l'URA 1720 du CNRS (syntaxe formelle)
snail-mail:
2 bis, rue Etienne Marey
75020 PARIS
FRANCE
Tel. (1) 43 61 14 72
Fax (1) 43 61 14 72
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Message 3: Query: Deductive vs inductive approaches to Teaching GB

Date: Mon, 08 Apr 1996 16:26:44
From: Gabriel Amores <gabyfing.us.es>
Subject: Query: Deductive vs inductive approaches to Teaching GB
We would like to know the opinion of the members of this list regarding their
 experience in teaching GB. Specifically we would like to receive comments on
 the two ways of teaching it exemplified by the two text books Napoli's 1993
 _Syntax: Theory and Problems_ and Haegeman's 1994 _Introduction to GB_ 2nd ed.
 These books may be seen as the prototypes of the inductive vs deductive
 approaches to teaching. In the inductive approach the student is given the
 minimum theory. S/He constructs as much of it as possible by solving sets of
 problems. On the contrary, the deductive approach -exemplified by Haegeman-
 presents the theory as a given and the exercises are just a way of practicing
 the acquired knowledge.
If there is interest we will summarize the results of this query to the whole
 list.
Thanks
Gabriel Amores
gabyfing.us.es
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Message 4: searching for lost linguists

Date: Wed, 10 Apr 1996 06:20:39 CDT
From: Steven Schaufele <fcoswsprairienet.org>
Subject: searching for lost linguists

As many of you know, i have for about a year and a half been running a
series of short lectures on syntactic theory via Internet, to a large
number of subscribers. In recent months, i have repeatedly had such
lectures bouncing back at me from a few of my subscribers' addresses. I
have managed by various means to locate more up-to-date addresses for
many of these via the standard procedures, address lists, etc., but there
are a dozen that continue to give me trouble. (In some cases, of course,
the problem may not be that i have the wrong address but that the system
isn't cooperating with me. But the following addresses have given me
trouble repeatedly.) If anybody can give me any help in getting in touch
with any of the following people, i would greatly appreciate it.

Cathy Barrows		most recently at <cathy1339aol.com>
Marjolein Groefsema	 " " " <M.Groefsemaherts.ac.uk>
David Hays		 " " " <dlh11phx.cam.ac.uk>
Manfred Immler		 " " " <manfred.immlermch.sni.de>
Yan Jiang		 " " " <ctyjianghkpcc.hkp.hk>
Simon Kirby		 " " " <simonling.ed.ac.uk>
Inderjeet Mani		 " " " <maniazrael.mitre.org>
Cristina Mazzi		 " " " <cricst.ku.dk>
Benjamin Moore		 " " " <benedr5r.co.jp>
Martha Schulte-Nafeh	 " " " <msnafehccit.arizona.edu>
Jacques Steyn		 " " " <steynjalpha.unisa.ac.za>
Stephen Weissman	 " " " <izzy2pomvs.oac.ucla.edu>

Thank you very much for any help you can give.

Best,
Steven
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Dr. Steven Schaufele
712 West Washington
Urbana, IL 61801
217-344-8240
fcoswsprairienet.org
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Message 5: Web page for intro linguistics course

Date: Tue, 09 Apr 1996 23:18:23 MDT
From: asanoColorado.edu <asanoColorado.edu>
Subject: Web page for intro linguistics course
Dear LINGUIST subscribers,
Recently I found that a couple of Web pages for a linguistics course at a
university. Those pages have syllabus of the course, requirements,
answer keys to exercises, and some 'fun' pages on linguistics. As I am
going to be a TA for an intro to linguistics course next fall, I would
like to design a similar Web page myself.
I've already identified SUNY/Albany and Bucknell University using such a
Web page. I would appreciate if you can give me URLs of those Web pages
if you know any others.
I am not a subscriber of this list so please send me an e-mail at:
asanoColorado.edu
I'll post a summary as I get sufficient responses.
Thank you in advance.
-Y. Asano, PhD student, U. of Colorado at Boulder
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