LINGUIST List 8.556

Mon Apr 21 1997

Qs: Extraposition, Education, Creole

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  1. J-C Khalifa, it-extraposition
  2. Jose Camacho, Distance education in Linguistics
  3. Fusionmail, Creole Dictionaries/Corpora -- CD-based or Online

Message 1: it-extraposition

Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 17:57:25 -0700
From: J-C Khalifa <jckricky.univ-poitiers.fr>
Subject: it-extraposition

I'm currently working on it-extraposition in English. Does anyone 
know of any quantitative corpus work on the relative frequency of 
extraposed vs non-extraposed constructions. We know that, for THAT and 
FOR-TO complement clauses (i.e. that John should come is surprising / for 
John to come would be surprising), the non-extraposed version is less 
common than the extraposed one (it's surprising that John should come / 
it would be surprising for John to come). Now, are there any 
specific corpora of such material, and what are the relative frequencies 
in contemporary English of either construction?
Thanks for your help.

Jean-Charles Khalifa
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Message 2: Distance education in Linguistics

Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 19:36:15 -0400
From: Jose Camacho <camachoandrew.cmu.edu>
Subject: Distance education in Linguistics

Does anyone know of Ph.D programs in Linguistics or Applied
Linguistics that don't require the student to be present at the
university? Thanks,

Jose Camacho
Modern Languages Dept.
Baker Hall 160
Carnegie-Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
camachoandrew.cmu.edu
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Message 3: Creole Dictionaries/Corpora -- CD-based or Online

Date: Sun, 20 Apr 1997 12:44:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: Fusionmail <Fusionmailaol.com>
Subject: Creole Dictionaries/Corpora -- CD-based or Online


At present we are looking for an electronic dictionaries or corpora of
spoken West Indian Creoles -- Jamaican, being one in particular --
either online or in any other compact form (such as CD-ROM) whose
lexical items and definitions are readable directly in plain ASCII
texts (on which we can run standard UNIX search or data manipulation
commands).

If there is anything you may know of, or thinking of developing,
please contact.

Lastly, does anyone know of any recordings (on DAT, 1/4" reel, or C-sized
cassettes) of the same or similar sample data?

- Again, any help appreciated.


Fusionmailaol.com
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