LINGUIST List 8.1332

Sun Sep 21 1997

Qs: Nicaragua, Nouns, Teaching in Asia

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  1. atineh, Nicaraguan Pronounciation
  2. Christopher Johnson, relational nouns
  3. Gregory Bishop, Teaching English in Japan/Korea

Message 1: Nicaraguan Pronounciation

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 11:38:22 +0000
From: atineh <>
Subject: Nicaraguan Pronounciation


	I need help in researching how people in Nicargua pronounce
words. How different their morphology and phonology is. Is there
anyone out there who can help me? I am pressed for time and need all
the help I can get. Please let me know if you can't help of can
direct me anywhere else. Thanks

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Message 2: relational nouns

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 16:36:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: Christopher Johnson <crjICSI.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: relational nouns


I was wondering if anyone can suggest references dealing with the
following topic.

It seems that nouns whose meanings involve relations (in the broadest
sense, including events, etc.) can be divided into two classes. One
class consists of nouns denoting one of the arguments of a relation,
such as MOTHER, NEIGHBOR, SPEAKER, etc. The other class consists of
nouns denoting relations themselves, such as CONVERSATION, REACTION,
RELATIONSHIP, etc. This distinction seems relevant to the syntactic
behavior of the nouns in question, especially with respect to support

Are there conventional terms for these two classes of noun? Have
people written about syntactic differences between the two classes?

Thanks in advance for your help.

-Chris Johnson

Christopher Johnson
FrameNet Project
International Computer Science Institute
& University of California, Berkeley
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Message 3: Teaching English in Japan/Korea

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 08:37:02 PDT
From: Gregory Bishop <>
Subject: Teaching English in Japan/Korea

 I am trying to find information on teaching English in either Japan
or Korea. I am especially interested in any information concerning
the JET Programme, which is sponsored by the Japanese government. I
would like to get in contact with someone who has either participated
in the program or knows someone who has. I am also curious to know if
their is any program similar to the JET that operates out of Korea.
Any help would be most appreciated. Please contact me either at or through the Linguist Digest. Thank you.
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