LINGUIST List 9.283

Wed Feb 25 1998

Qs: Korean EPG, Pronouns & Ergativity, PhD Programs

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  1. Seok-Chae Rhee, Korean EPG
  2. Wolfgang Schulze, PRONOUNS AND ERGATIVITY
  3. Julie Wilson, Phd programs in linguistics

Message 1: Korean EPG

Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 09:04:36 -0600 (CST)
From: Seok-Chae Rhee <>
Subject: Korean EPG

Hi everybody!
Can anybody direct me to any previous or ongoing research
on electropalatographic(EPG) study of Korean consonants, especially,
that on affricates. EPG studies on other language's
affricates are also welcome.

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Seok-Chae Rhee		
Department of Linguistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
217-244-3063(FLB), 333-1501(ASX), 351-1189(H)
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Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 18:14:02 +0100
From: Wolfgang Schulze <>

Dear linuists,

I'm currently working on a larger project that deals with a comparative
morphosyntax of the indigenous East Caucasian languages (ECL) (based on
a cognitive-communicative framework I labeled "Grammar of Scenes and
Scenarios"; some more general informations on this project are given on
my home page The more or
less dependent marking ECL mostly follow an ergative pattern (with
multiple splits "towards" accusativity). Their pronominal systems very
often seem to violate the well-known Silverstein hierarchy, e.g. marking
Sg1 and/or Sg2 ergativily, but neutralizing the ABS/ERG-dichotomy in the
plural (there are many variations of this theme to be found). In order
to substantiate some possible generalizations, let me ask you for help:
I'm looking for some more typological parallels regarding the following
questions: Do you know other instances of pronominal ergativity, from
which specific speech act participants are exempted? And (in connection
with this): If the pronominal system in question has one or more
ergative markers different from that used with nouns, do you know
anything about its/their path of grammaticalization?
Thank you very much in advance (I'll post a summary of the answers on
the list).


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulze 
Institut f|r Allgemeine und Indogermanische 
Sprachwissenschaft + Universitdt M|nchen 
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 
D-80539 M|nchen 
Tel.: +89-21802486 (secr.) 
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Message 3: Phd programs in linguistics

Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 08:39:41 -0500
From: Julie Wilson <>
Subject: Phd programs in linguistics

Dear linguists:
 I am writing to obtain information about your Phd programs, application
proceedures, and financial support.
 I am currently finishing a Masters degree in Linguistics at Eastern
Michigan University with some very bright people.
 My interests include: grammaticalization (morpho-semantic shifts)
analogical reasoning (metaphorical language) as a vehical for language 
change and as a cognitive tool in first language acquisition; and more
generally, historical linguistics and the languages of North Africa.
 Any information that you can send would be most appreciated.
 Julie Wilson
 2569 Sandalwood Circle
 Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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