LINGUIST List 9.541

Tue Apr 7 1998

Qs: "Ummm",Phonology,Tagalog/Ergativity,Sorbian

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  1. Nathan Inada, "Ummm" and Such Usages ??
  2. beno, CHILD PHONOLOGY DEV.
  3. Maria Sheila Zamar, Tagalog-ergativity
  4. Kyuchul Yoon, Need Native Speaker of Sorbian (Wendish)

Message 1: "Ummm" and Such Usages ??

Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 20:38:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Nathan Inada <normanfishnet.caltech.edu>
Subject: "Ummm" and Such Usages ??


Is there a term for the use of nonsense noises like "ummm..." where
the speaker is more or less cluing the audience into the fact that
he/she intends to continue holding onto speakership but is pausing for
a while?

I tried looking around in the glossary on http://www.sil.org and it
seems like it would be one of the "moves" but I did not see anything
that seemed quite right.

Thanks for any help
nathan
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Message 2: CHILD PHONOLOGY DEV.

Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 10:50:28 +0200
From: beno <benoinetalex.ie-eg.com>
Subject: CHILD PHONOLOGY DEV.


 I am writing my Ph.D thesis in " Study of the acquisition of
syllable structure in sentences of child". I am looking for any study
discusses the phonological processes which occur in the acquisition of
syllable structure in child sentence . My study is about Egyptian
Arabic speaking children from 3 to 4 years .

 Would you please replay directly?
 
 Hanaa , S.
 
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Message 3: Tagalog-ergativity

Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 15:17:51 -0500 (CDT)
From: Maria Sheila Zamar <mzamarniu.edu>
Subject: Tagalog-ergativity


I am a student of linguistics and would like to hear from people who
could enlighten me on the question of whether TAGALOG is an ergative
language or not. I have taken quite a number of linguistics courses
and have come across "conflicting" analyses. I'd like to hear from
other linguists. Thanks!

maria zamar
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Message 4: Need Native Speaker of Sorbian (Wendish)

Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 15:40:13 -0500
From: Kyuchul Yoon <kcyoonukans.edu>
Subject: Need Native Speaker of Sorbian (Wendish)


My name is Joong-Sun Sohn. I am a PhD linguistics student at the
University of Kansas linguistics department. I am working on the
evolution of the reflexive in 23 European languages. I have found
native speakers of most of the languages. But I could not find a
Sorbian native speaker. If you kindly want to help me, please let me
know at sohnukans.edu. What you are supposed to is translate a list
of English simple sentences (like 'John washes hmself','The door is
opening') into Sorbian using the reflexive marking. I swear there is
no any politically sensitive sentences. I am checking if Sorbian can
use the reflexive marking in various types of clauses from 100% pure
linguistic perspective. I will send you the English sentence list
together with Czech and Slovak data to show how they did. If you need
special symbol characters, I will send you, too. From my experience,
it takes about two and a half hours. If you want to be paid for your
work, I will. We can talk about it. If you have any questions, just
feel free to e-mail me.

Joong-Sun
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