LINGUIST List 9.1052

Mon Jul 20 1998

Qs: Genetics, Solidarity, Sapir-Whorf, Ergativity

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  1. paf00865poa01.datacontrol.com.br (, Genetics and Ling
  2. elizabeth grace winkler, Terms of Endearment
  3. F.Baube(tm), Sapir-Whorf and Glyphs
  4. Bert Peeters, Ergativity in Georgian

Message 1: Genetics and Ling

Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 15:32:00 -0300
From: paf00865poa01.datacontrol.com.br ( < Ricardo"> Ricardo>
Subject: Genetics and Ling

Hello. Do you know about a book relating genetics and linguistics
(celular and molecular levels).

Thank you.

Ricardo Holmer Hodara.
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Message 2: Terms of Endearment

Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 13:42:46 -0500 (EST)
From: elizabeth grace winkler <ewinklerindiana.edu>
Subject: Terms of Endearment

 A fellow linguist in Costa Rica is trying to write a paper on
'terms of endearment' and is having a great deal of difficulty coming
up with any references on the subject. I have also been unable to
locate anything of substance. If you are aware of any works in this
area, please email me directly. I will post to the list a summary of
the results.

Best wishes,
Elizabeth Grace Winkler
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Message 3: Sapir-Whorf and Glyphs

Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 01:00:27 +0300 (EET DST)
From: F.Baube(tm) <fredrodan.moremagic.com>
Subject: Sapir-Whorf and Glyphs

Could anyone direct me to any literature about possible applicability
of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, in any form, to glyph-based written
languages such as Chinese ?

I would think this would be fertile ground for inquiry.

Thank you,

Fred Baube

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F.Baube
Georgetown U. MSFS
fredmoremagic.com
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Message 4: Ergativity in Georgian

Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 12:30:20 -0700
From: Bert Peeters <Bert.Peetersutas.edu.au>
Subject: Ergativity in Georgian

Georgian is reported to have an ergative-absolutive pattern in the
aorist *and* in the subjunctive, and a nominative-accusative pattern
elsewhere. I can see the rationale behind the ergative pattern in the
aorist, but would like to know more about ergativity in the
subjunctive (in Georgian or elsewhere). Any leads, biblio, hints?

With thanks - I'll post a summary if the number of answers warrants
it.

Bert Peeters
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Dr Bert Peeters - School of English & European Languages and
Literatures
University of Tasmania, GPO Box 252-82, Hobart TAS 7001, Australia
Tel.: +61 (0)3 6226 2344 / Fax.: +61 (0)3 6226 7631
E-mail: Bert.Peetersutas.edu.au

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