LINGUIST List 8.1048

Sat Jul 12 1997

Qs: Tabassaran, Negation, Socioling

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  1. Piller, Query: TABASSARAN / case
  2. The American College of Greece Faculty, WORKING ON NEGATION
  3. Waruno Mahdi, Q: Double-Dutch and Youthese

Message 1: Query: TABASSARAN / case

Date: Tue, 08 Jul 1997 18:51:24 +0200
From: Piller <fs7a001rrz.uni-hamburg.de>
Subject: Query: TABASSARAN / case

Hi,

just read that the North Caucasian language TABASSARAN (or: TABASARAN,
TABASARANTSY, GHUMGHUM) has 52 cases. Is that true? Does anyone have
further information? Which language has the largest number of cases?
Thanks for any input, IP

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	Dr. Ingrid Piller
Seminar fuer Englische Sprache und Kultur
Universitaet Hamburg
Von-Melle-Park 6
D - 20146 HAMBURG
phone: 	+49-40-4123-4855
fax:	+49-40-4123-4856
mailto:fs7a001rrz.uni-hamburg.de
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Message 2: WORKING ON NEGATION

Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 15:43:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: The American College of Greece Faculty <dereefhol.gr>
Subject: WORKING ON NEGATION


Hi.. I am a post-graduate student writing my P.hD on the acquisition
of negation in Modern Greek. I would be grateful if you could share
pieces of information or data. Please indicate my name (VASSO
KOURBANI) IN THE SUBJECT AREA thanks in advance
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Message 3: Q: Double-Dutch and Youthese

Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 15:25:47 +0100
From: Waruno Mahdi <mahdifhi-berlin.mpg.de>
Subject: Q: Double-Dutch and Youthese

Dear Linguists,

not being particularly in to sociolinguistic literature myself, I
do hope some of you could help me with references to (preferably
not too inaccessible) literature on the sociolinguistic aspects
of the following two (distinct) phenomena:

(A) secret signalization codes among children approaching (but still
 not having fully reached) the age of adolescence, particularly
 so-called "Double-Dutch" (a more or less invariant standard
 syllable is inserted into every word to render it unrecognizable)
 in various languages of the World;

(B) exclusivist, but not particularly secretive youth-specific
 slang, so-called "Youthese", among teenagers (adolescents),
 functioning as peer, in-group, or clique trademark.

If you know of publications in which the two phenomena were compared
with each other, I would be interested in that too.

Please answer directly to me. I'll post a complete summary.

Thanks in advance and regards, Waruno

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