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Wed Mar 18 1998

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  1. Dan I. SLOBIN, Re: 9.355, Qs: Diphthongs,O-E ligature,Contrast rhet.,Software
  2.>, An Invitation to join CETEFL

Message 1: Re: 9.355, Qs: Diphthongs,O-E ligature,Contrast rhet.,Software

Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 22:04:25 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan I. SLOBIN <slobinCOGSCI.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: Re: 9.355, Qs: Diphthongs,O-E ligature,Contrast rhet.,Software

 	Re: Contrastive rhetoric in English and Spanish 

 The following papers deal with systematic differences in the
 descriptions of motion events in English and Spanish, using data of
 novels, translation, picture-elicited narratives, news reports,
 parent-child talk, and conversations. Copies are available on

 Slobin, D. I. (1996). Two ways to travel: Verbs of motion in English and
 Spanish. In M. Shibatani & S. A. Thompson (Eds.), Grammatical
 constructions: Their form and meaning (pp. 195-217). Oxford
 University Press. 

 Slobin, D. I. (1997). Mind, code, and text. In
 J. Bybee, J. Haiman, & S. A. Thompson (Eds.), Essays on language
 function and language type: Dedicated to T. Givon (pp. 437-467).
 John Benjamins. 

 Slobin, D. I. (1998). Verbalized events: A dynamic
 approach to linguistic relativity and determinism. Paper to be
 presented at LAUD Symposium, "Humboldt and Whorf Revisited,"
 Duisburg, April 1-5, 1998. 

 -Dan Slobin Dept of Psychology
 University of California, Berkeley
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Message 2: An Invitation to join CETEFL

Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 23:33:47 -0500
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Subject: An Invitation to join CETEFL

Dear Fellow Linguists,
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