LINGUIST List 9.1057

Wed Jul 22 1998

Qs: Verbals, NPI/FCI, Transivity, Book Needed

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  1. Ricardo Gomez Lopez, "Article" as verbal form
  2. Asya Pereltsvaig, Qs: NPIs and FCIs
  3. Nick Hill, Ditransitive Verbs
  4. liangcqi, ENGLISH ACROSS CULTURES

Message 1: "Article" as verbal form

Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 19:31:38 +0200 (METDST)
From: Ricardo Gomez Lopez <fvpgolorvc.ehu.es>
Subject: "Article" as verbal form


Dear subscribers,

Do you know of any ancient grammarian who used the term "article" with
the meaning of "verbal form"? I am now doing some research on a Basque
grammarian from the middle of the 19th century who did so. I would
like to know of any possible source for that special terminological
choice.

Please, send your answers directly to my e-address. Thanks in advance,

__________________________________________________________________
Ricardo Gomez
Euskal Filologia Saila
Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea tel.: +34 945 18 30 00 (3983 luz.)
Unibertsitatearen Ibilbidea, 5. fax: +34 945 14 42 90
E-01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz e-posta: fvpgolorvh.ehu.es
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Message 2: Qs: NPIs and FCIs

Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 12:36:24 -0400
From: Asya Pereltsvaig <aperelpo-box.mcgill.ca>
Subject: Qs: NPIs and FCIs

I am looking for languages that use the same morphemes/items for both
Negative Polarity Items and Free Choice Items, like "any" in English.

(1) Kim didn't read any book. - NPI any
(2) * Kim read any book.
(3) Kim can read any book. - FCI any

Any information is greatly appreciated. I will post a summary.

*********************************
Asya Pereltsvaig
Department of Linguistics
McGill University
1001 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1G5, CANADA
aperelpo-box.mcgill.ca
tel. (514) 931-5046
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Message 3: Ditransitive Verbs

Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 09:44:08 +0100
From: Nick Hill <pulstarbtinternet.com>
Subject: Ditransitive Verbs

Who has a reference for me to a list of ditransitive verbs, i.e.,
verbs that take 2 objects (NP and PP). I am especially interested in
those that obligatorily take two objects

PUT: I put the book on the shelf

and that have no possible dative shift, i.e., when you change the
objects around, they are still NP and PP. E.g., GIVE would not
qualify:

I gave the book to the child, I gave the child the book. 

Thank you in advance, 

Judith-Ann Henstra
judithannbtinternet.com
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Message 4: ENGLISH ACROSS CULTURES

Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 19:25:58 +0800
From: liangcqi <liangcqipub.xz.jsinfo.net>
Subject: ENGLISH ACROSS CULTURES

Does anyone have the book "English Across Cultures and Cultures Across
English ---A Reader in Cross Cultural Communication"? In this book,
there is one article named "Some Types of Communicative Trategies
Across Cultures: Sense and Sensetivity". We need the book urgently,
especially the article. Would you be kind enough to mail me the paper?

Thank you very much!
Yours
Charles
P.R.China
mailto:liangcqipub.xz.jsinfo.net
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