LINGUIST List 7.741

Fri May 24 1996

Qs: Syntax, Dictionary, English, Variation, Survey

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  1. escripinon.ccu.uniovi.es ( =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jos=E9?= Luis =?iso-8859-1?Q?Gonz=E1 lez?= Escribano), Query: A similar car to mine vs. *a keen student on syntax
  2. Nartach Djapbarova, Dictionary project
  3. William Eggington, Q: a broader look at English influence
  4. "Dr.H.Dingeldein", Phonostylistic variation
  5. Rudi Cilibrasi, Color-Association survey (WWW, 2-minute fill-out time)

Message 1: Query: A similar car to mine vs. *a keen student on syntax

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 13:21:23 -0800
From: escripinon.ccu.uniovi.es ( =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jos=E9?= Luis =?iso-8859-1?Q?Gonz=E1 lez?= Escribano) < ( =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jos=E9?= Luis =?iso-8859-1?Q?Gonz=E1 lez?= Escribano)">escripinon.ccu.uniovi.es ( =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jos=E9?= Luis =?iso-8859-1?Q?Gonz=E1 lez?= Escribano)>
Subject: Query: A similar car to mine vs. *a keen student on syntax
Dear Linguists:

I am rather intrigued by the existence of the contrast between the
grammatical 'comparable facilities to ours', 'similar car to mine',
'difficult passage to play', etc., and the ungrammatical '*liable people to
prosecution', '*reluctant teenager to go to bed', '*keen student on
semantics', and so on, but I am not aware of any explanation for it. Can
anybody offer suggestions or relevant references? Thank you all!

Jos=E9 Luis Gonz=E1lez Escribano
escripinon.ccu.uniovi.es
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Message 2: Dictionary project

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 19:00:02 PDT
From: Nartach Djapbarova <nar1u.washington.edu>
Subject: Dictionary project


We are going to work on English-Turkmen-Turkmen-English
dictionary.That will be
the first big dictionary consisting of 50.000 entries.My task is
to give the exact translation from American-English into
Turkmen. I'll be working with the American team members
providing them with necessary linguistic information.In the dictionary
will be included both American and British English.
I would like to have some suggestions and different points of view from
linguists here on lexicon.Please if you have somebody interested in this
project let them know.Iwas wondering If you could give me some
advice concerning
to what kind of resourses would be the best to make use of with this type
of work.I would be very happy to hear from you.
Thank you very much in advance.
Sincerely,
Nartach Djepbarova.
My email is <nar1u.was.edu>
Thank you.


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Message 3: Q: a broader look at English influence

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 16:50:38 -1000
From: William Eggington <EGGINGTWBYUH.EDU>
Subject: Q: a broader look at English influence
The recent discussion on the influence of English on other
languages (German, for instance) has prompted me to ask if
anyone has noticed an English influence beyond lexical,
phonological, or morphological levels. For example, is the fact that
written English is the language of wider communication in many
academic fields influencing sentence level syntax and broader
rhetorical structures in languages other than English in much the
same way that Latin syntax and discourse strategies influenced
Old/Middle English? I've dabbled with this notion in the past and
reported on some English influence in scientific writing in Korean
and Mandarin. Examples and discussion would be appreciated.
Should I receive sufficient interest, I'll summarize for the list.

Bill Eggington
Brigham Young University
eggingtwbyuh.edu
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Message 4: Phonostylistic variation

Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 09:01:21 +0200
From: "Dr.H.Dingeldein" <dingeldePapin.HRZ.Uni-Marburg.DE>
Subject: Phonostylistic variation
Dear listers,
can anybody explain the difference between "vertical" and "horizontal" 
phonostylistic variation? "Phonostilistic variation" in itself is O.K. but 
in what case is it "vertical" or "horizontal", respectively?
Many thanks for answering!
Raphaela Lauf (dingeldeMailer.Uni-Marburg.de)
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Message 5: Color-Association survey (WWW, 2-minute fill-out time)

Date: 24 May 1996 13:25:32 GMT
From: Rudi Cilibrasi <cilibrarugcs.caltech.edu>
Subject: Color-Association survey (WWW, 2-minute fill-out time)

I am doing a study in psycholinguistics. Many people mentally associate
colors with some numbers or digits. I am looking for correlations
in color-number associations. I would appreciate it if you would take about
2 minutes to complete my survey at:

http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~cilibrar/survey.html

It looks best under Netscape, but any forms-capable browser should work.

Anyone who is interested will be emailed a copy of my study's results
once the data is in and analyzed.

Thanks for your participation,

-Rudi Cilibrasi
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