LINGUIST List 8.281

Wed Feb 26 1997

Qs: Kanakuru, Frequency, Unaccusativity

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  1. Vieri Samek-Lodovici, Native speaker of Kanakuru/Dera (Chadic Language)
  2. Nigel Smith, Letter Frequencies
  3. Helge =?iso-8859-1?Q?L=F8drup?=, Unaccusative phenomena in ergative languages

Message 1: Native speaker of Kanakuru/Dera (Chadic Language)

Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 19:29:11 +0100
From: Vieri Samek-Lodovici <Vieri.Samek-Lodoviciuni-konstanz.de>
Subject: Native speaker of Kanakuru/Dera (Chadic Language)


Can anyone help me in getting in contact with a native
speaker, or field-researcher, of the Chadic language
Kanakuru (also known as "Dera", and "Deru") ?

Kanakuru is spoken in Nigeria, in the Bornu and Adamawa provinces
(main cities: Shani, Shellen). It belongs to the Bole-Tangale
cluster of the Plateau-Sahel branch of the Chadic language family.

Thank you in advance,

Vieri Samek-Lodovici


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Vieri Samek-Lodovici
Sprachwissenschaft, Uni-Konstanz
Postfach 5560 D 176
D-78464 Konstanz
Germany

tel. univ: (49) (7531) 882963
fax univ: (49) (7531) 884115 / 883095
tel home: (49) (7531) 693545
email Vieri.Samek-Lodoviciuni-konstanz.de
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Message 2: Letter Frequencies

Date: Sun, 23 Feb 1997 12:51:52 +0000
From: Nigel Smith <nigel.smithnentydd.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Letter Frequencies

I would be grateful if any member of the list point me in the direction
of statistics (in hard copy or electronic form) on letter-frequency in
any or all of the Indo-European languages using alphabetic scripts. I am
particularly interested in any work done on earlier stages of the
languages. All help will be gratefully acknowledged and a summary posted
to the list.

Nigel Smith
University of Wales Lampeter
http://www.lamp.ac.uk/mlang/
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Message 3: Unaccusative phenomena in ergative languages

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 16:50:53 +0100 (MET)
From: Helge =?iso-8859-1?Q?L=F8drup?= <helge.lodrupilf.uio.no>
Subject: Unaccusative phenomena in ergative languages


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I have the following question from a student who is visiting my department:
What has been written about unaccusative phenomena in ergative languages?
Please answer directly to her: marthacphling.dk (Martha Karrebaek)

Helge Lodrup

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Professor Helge Lodrup
University of Oslo
Department of Linguistics
Pb 1102, Blindern
N-0317 Oslo, Norway

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