LINGUIST List 8.1727

Tue Dec 2 1997

Qs: Dialects, Journal Address, Reflexives/Pronouns

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  1. TWRIGHT, Southern Dialectology
  2. Dr. Azim S. Assaf, Journal Of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
  3. C. Broccias, Reflexives and Pronouns

Message 1: Southern Dialectology

Date: 01 Dec 97 13:10:15 CST
From: TWRIGHT <TWRIGHTACCDVM.ACCD.EDU>
Subject: Southern Dialectology


Does anyone know of a good reference work in Southern (U.S.)
dialectology? Specifically, I am looking for a descriptive work on
the phonological and syntactic characteristics of Southern dialect(s).
Even fairly old references would be welcome if they were done from the
standpoint of descriptive linguistics. Of course there are plenty of
prosaic and pre-theoretical descriptions of Southern speech, but I'm
looking for something rigorous done by a linguist. Works on a
specific dialect within what we consider "Southern English" would be
welcome, or works on Southern English in general.

Thanks!

- Tony Wright <twrightaccdvm.accd.edu>
St. Philip's College
San Antonio, Texas
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Message 2: Journal Of Multilingual and Multicultural Development

Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 02:29:08 +0300
From: Dr. Azim S. Assaf <azassafqu.edu.qa>
Subject: Journal Of Multilingual and Multicultural Development


I want to send a paper for publication to the Journal Of Multilingual
and Multicultural Development. I have tried to locate the journal on
the web but couldn't find it. Does anyone know its e-mail or mail
address? Any help will be highly appreciated. thank you in advance.

Regards 

Azim Assaf
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Message 3: Reflexives and Pronouns

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 15:38:29 +0100
From: C. Broccias <azzarocisi.unige.it>
Subject: Reflexives and Pronouns


As is well known, in a sentence like

(1) John(i) saw a snake near him(i)/*himself(i).

the complex object + PP is usually analyzed as a small clause, so that
"him" is free in its GC (Principle B) and coreference with the matrix
subject is permitted. It is also well known that some languages (and
possibly some speakers of English) use a reflexive in (1). In German,
Norwegian and Dutch (at least for some speakers) the reflexive is
indeed the only option. 

My question is: are there any languages that allow ONLY the pronoun in
(1)? Note that I'm implicitly assuming that English is not a case in
point for various reasons (see Kuno 1987 "Functional Syntax: Anaphora,
Discourse, and Empathy" + historical considerations). I'll post a
summary if I receive a sufficient number of answers. Thank you in
advance.

Cristiano Broccias
Universita di Genova
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