LINGUIST List 8.708

Mon May 12 1997

Qs: Past tense, Perfect, Middle English

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  1. Will Fitzgerald, Qs: review of models of learning past tense
  2. Stuart Robinson, Special Treament for the Perfect
  3. sand, Re: Middle English On-line?

Message 1: Qs: review of models of learning past tense

Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 09:18:30 -0400
From: Will Fitzgerald <w-fitzgeraldnwu.edu>
Subject: Qs: review of models of learning past tense

For a cognitive science reading group of which I am a part, I am interested
in bibliographic hints for papers describing computer models of children's
learning to use the past tense in English. 

I'd also be interested in hearing people's assessment of how adequately
these models (1) actually model children's acquisition and (2) led support
for various approaches to computer-based cognitive models (e.g., PDP
approaches; symbolic approaches).



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Will Fitzgerald
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Message 2: Special Treament for the Perfect

Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 21:28:22 +1000
From: Stuart Robinson <Stuart.Robinsonanu.edu.au>
Subject: Special Treament for the Perfect

I am investigating case-marking splits by tense/aspect and have learned of
splits which treat clauses in the perfect (as defined by Comrie, 1976)
quite differently than clauses in other tense/aspect categories. In
particular, I am looking for languages where either O=3DS or S=82A in the
perfect but either S=3DA or O=82S holds elsewhere. Apparently, Classical
Armenian is such a language: A=3DS in the aorist (past perfective) and
imperfective but not in the perfect, where A=82S.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Stuart Robinson

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Stuart Robinson <Stuart.Robinsonanu.edu.au>
Linguistics Department
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
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Message 3: Re: Middle English On-line?

Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 19:37:13 +0200 (MET DST)
From: sand <sandruf.uni-freiburg.de>
Subject: Re: Middle English On-line?

Dear LINGUISTs,

I have recently used a Webcrawler to find interesting websites that
could be used in teaching the basics of Middle English (teaching
material, text collections, etc.), but in the huge list of possible
sites I couldn't identify anything that would suit my purposes.

Can anyone with teaching experience in this field help me with their
recommendations?

I promise to post a summary!

Thanks!

Andrea Sand (sandsun2.ruf.uni-freiburg.de)


Andrea Sand
Fabrikstr. 22			Englisches Seminar der Uni Freiburg
D-79102 Freiburg		KG IV, Postfach
Tel. 0761/381704		D-79085 Freiburg
				Tel. 0761/203-3329
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