LINGUIST List 9.1130

Tue Aug 11 1998

Qs: Left/Right, Written French, European Dialects

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  1. Ed Kako, Left and Right
  2. Corey Heller, French Language Variations
  3. Florent Dieterlen, Western European Dialects

Message 1: Left and Right

Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 12:39:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ed Kako <kakocattell.psych.upenn.edu>
Subject: Left and Right

I've got a question about the words "left" and "right": Grammatically,
they are adjectives, but are they considered open-class or
closed-class? Are all adjectives by definition open-class, or are they
heterogeneous for this classification?

Any references on this issue would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks!
- Ed Kako
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Message 2: French Language Variations

Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 15:42:47 -0700
From: Corey Heller <chellertegic.com>
Subject: French Language Variations

Does anyone know of a resource that discusses the
variations/differences between the various forms of WRITTEN French
around the world? How different is African French from European
French and Quebecois? I am not interested in spoken differences, just
written ones.

Does anyone have any ideas where I might get any info?

Thank you,
Corey Heller
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Message 3: Western European Dialects

Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 00:13:09 +0200
From: Florent Dieterlen <florent.dieterlenspan.ch>
Subject: Western European Dialects

I am doing a phd in linguistics in Lausanne, on western european
dialects. I do correlations between old phonetic changes, old
lexicon, and genetics. Many linguistic atlases are not very rich in
lexicon, for example the different linguistic atlases of
U.K. Therefore i look for dialect specialists of the different
U.K.dialects, as well as other western european dialects. Can you help
me? Thanks in advance, Florent Dieterlen
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