LINGUIST List 8.537

Fri Apr 18 1997

Qs: Article, Slang, Onomasiology, Proto-lgs

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  1. Carl Alphonce, Hunting for Colarusso (1976) article
  2. CSU CHICO- Graphics Lab, slang project
  3. John Lenarcic, Seeking experts in onomasiology
  4. Egidio Marsico, Looking for Proto-languages

Message 1: Hunting for Colarusso (1976) article

Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 16:29:39 -0700
From: Carl Alphonce <>
Subject: Hunting for Colarusso (1976) article

Geoffrey K. Pullum (in an LI Squib "Languages in which movement does
not parallel bound anaphora") notes that "in a very interesting but
regrettably still unpublished paper ... [John] Colarusso claims that
Bzhedukh has a non-clause-bound rule of rightward movement for
question words".

The article he refers to is listed in his references as

 Colarusso, J. (1976) "An Instance of Unbounded Rightward
 Movement: Wh-Movement in Circassian", unpublished paper,
 University of Vienna.

I have searched several on-line databases to find out whether this
article was ever published; so far I have not found any trace of it.
Does anyone know if this article was published (and if so, where)?
If not, does anyone know where John Colarusso is now?

Finally, does anyone know of other works which discuss long-range
rightward A-bar movement in Bzedukh or any other language?

Many thanks for any leads which come my way!
Carl Alphonce

Carl Alphonce			 / email:
Department of Computer Science	 / phone: (604) 822-8572
University of British Columbia / FAX: (604) 822-5485
Vancouver, BC, CANADA, V6T 1Z4 /
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Message 2: slang project

Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 20:19:05 +0100
From: CSU CHICO- Graphics Lab <>
Subject: slang project

I am a graduate student and I am desigining a CD-ROM based on the
American slang and addressed to international students. I am
interested in finding out if there is somebody who is working on a
slang dictionary at the moment since I would like to incorporate such
a data base into my project.
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Message 3: Seeking experts in onomasiology

Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 14:18:55 +-1000
From: John Lenarcic <>
Subject: Seeking experts in onomasiology

I'd like to communicate with any linguists who
have a research interest in onomasiology.


John Lenarcic

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Message 4: Looking for Proto-languages

Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 11:36:35 +0000
From: Egidio Marsico <>
Subject: Looking for Proto-languages

Dear Linguist List Colleagues,

Jean-Marie Hombert and I are putting together a data base on
Proto-languages. We are trying to regroup in this data base as many
reconstructed proto systems as possible. We are aiming at a
"representative" sample of proto-systems corresponding to different
time-depths (right now our data base contains 60 proto-systems).
For language families we are not familiar with, it is sometimes difficult
to evaluate the quality of the sources (and sometimes difficult to find the
relevant sources).

If you are familiar with one (or several) language families and
corresponding proto-phonological systems, we would greatly appreciate if
you could send us what you consider to be the best bibliographical
reference (or references if there are competing reconstructions ) for the
reconstructed proto-system(s) of this (these) language family.

Thank you very much.

Egidio Marsico

Sorry for those who already read this message on Histling.
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