LINGUIST List 9.1101

Sun Aug 2 1998

Qs: Pseudo-words, Rusyn, Pronoun, Advance Organizer

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Directory

  1. Dan Faulkner, Pseudo-words
  2. John Hudson, Official Rusyn Orthography
  3. Miura Ikuo, Bound Pronoun and Quantifer Scope
  4. F Salahshoor, Advance Organizers

Message 1: Pseudo-words

Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 14:13:24 +0100
From: Dan Faulkner <Dan.Faulkneraculab.com>
Subject: Pseudo-words

Does anyone know of a source of English (i.e. following English
spelling conventions) pseudo-words, please? Ideally, I'd like to use
an on-line source but anything would be appreciated. I need the list
to test a generative dictionary's output against human intuitions
about pseudo-word pronunciation. I'll publish what news I
receive. Thanks,

Dan Faulkner 

Computational Spoken Language Scientist
Aculab plc
Tel:	+44 1908 273 933
Fax:	+44 1908 273 801
www:	http://www.aculab.com
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Message 2: Official Rusyn Orthography

Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 14:41:28 -0700
From: John Hudson <tirotiro.com>
Subject: Official Rusyn Orthography

Can anyone send me details of the official Rusyn (Carpatho-Ruthenian)
Cyrillic orthography adopted in 1995 in Slovakia? I have loads of
information on the political discussions and decisions revolving
around the codification of Rusyn, as well as the proposed
orthographies for two regional variants (Bachka and Lemko), but cannot
find a copy of the Slovakian Rusyn orthography.

Any information or pointers to possible sources would be greatly
appreciated.

John Hudson

Tiro Typeworks
Vancouver, BC
www.tiro.com
tirotiro.com
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Message 3: Bound Pronoun and Quantifer Scope

Date: Sun, 2 Aug 1998 14:11:49 +0900 (JST)
From: Miura Ikuo <a966702deds.ecip.nagoya-u.ac.jp>
Subject: Bound Pronoun and Quantifer Scope

Dear colleagues.

 I am a graduate student in Japan. I am now concerned with
quantifier scope and bound anaphora. I would be very grateful if
anybody would answer the following two qunestions.

Question 1

 In his (1993) paper "On Weakest Crossover", Postal observes the
contrast between (1) and (2).

(1) a. Which lawyer did his clients hate? (his=which lawyer)
 b. the lawyer who his clients hate (his=the lawyer=who)

(2) a. Which lawyer did even his clients hate? (his=which lawyer)
 b. Which lawyer did only his clients hate? (his=which lawyer)
 c. the lawyer who even his clients hate (his=the lawyer=who)
 d. the lawyer who his clients hate (his=the lawyer=who)

According to him, the sentences of (1) are all unacceptable under the
intended reading. In contrast, those of (2) are acceptable under the
intended interpretation. I want to know whether all native speakers
agree with this judgement.

Question 2

 In Pica and Snyder (1994) "Weak Crossover, Scope, and Agreement in
a Minimalist Framework", it is argued that in (3), the wide scope
reading of *everyone* over *someone* is strongly disfavored. (The
wide scope reading of *everyone* is that for every person x, there is
a person who likes x.)

(3) Someone likes everyone.

 And they argue that this fact explains the unacceptability of (1a)
under the reading in which *his* and *which lawyer* are coreferential.
I want to know whether all native speakers agree with Pica and
Snyder's judgement about (3). I also want to know whether or not
*everyone* in (4) have wide scope over *only a person*.

(4) Only a person loves everone.


I hope you are kind enough to reply to me directly.

Thank you.

Ikuo Miura
(a966702deds.ecip.nagoya-u.ac.jp)
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Message 4: Advance Organizers

Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 16:55:43 +0100 (British Summer Time)
From: F Salahshoor <salafressex.ac.uk>
Subject: Advance Organizers


I would be very grateful if anyone could send me some recent
references on the subject of advance organizer, which is apparently a
concept developed in cognitive psychology.

Please send your messages to 

salafressex.ac.uk

Thank you very much.

Farzad
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