LINGUIST List 9.430

Fri Mar 20 1998

Qs: Preverb,"Practical Action",French Prepositions

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  1. Domenico LEMBO, The Concept of "Preverb"
  2. Richard Cameron, Ethno/CA "Practical Action" Question
  3. france martineau, Prepositions in French

Message 1: The Concept of "Preverb"

Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 22:34:51 +0100
From: Domenico LEMBO <lembounina.it>
Subject: The Concept of "Preverb"

This question is about the concept of "preverb" (lat. praeverbium,
fr. pre/verb, germ. Praeverb). The history of the notion is, I'm
afraid, not well known. The first occurrence of the term
*praeverbium* as referring to a verbal particle seems to be in Varro,
who distinguishes it from *praepositio* (De lingua latina VI 38; VI
82). Later on, it is not clear where the term survives or comes to
life again. I wonder especially where and when appears the notion of
"void preverb" (praeverbium inane). Any hints?

Thanks in advance

D. Lembo


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Message 2: Ethno/CA "Practical Action" Question

Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 10:50:10 -0600
From: Richard Cameron <rcameronuic.edu>
Subject: Ethno/CA "Practical Action" Question


	Within Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis, one may
read of language use as a "practical action".

Can anyone direct me to a specific published source where the term
"practical action" is defined and illustrated?

		Thank you - 	Richard Cameron
				rcameronuic.edu
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Message 3: Prepositions in French

Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 10:30:11 -0500
From: france martineau <fmartinuottawa.ca>
Subject: Prepositions in French

I am looking for papers or books on prepositions introducing
infinitive complements in French. I work in a diachronic perspective;
I found interesting variation between the use of 'a' and 'de' in
Classical French and I want to read more on syntactic or semantic
aspects of this phenomenon.

France Martineau
University of Ottawa
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