LINGUIST List 9.547

Fri Apr 10 1998

Qs: Austronesian,Romance Langs,Spanish,Go"del/NLP

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Directory

  1. Maria Sheila Zamar, Austronesian Langs
  2. Mark Davies, Romance Langs
  3. Rosa J. GarciaBarragan Cordova, Spanish speech-error corpus
  4. Vincent DeCaen, Go"del/NLP

Message 1: Austronesian Langs

Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 11:35:23 -0500 (CDT)
From: Maria Sheila Zamar <mzamarniu.edu>
Subject: Austronesian Langs


Could anyone tell me if there is any program out there for parsing or
tagging (part of speech) any Austronesian language; for which
language(s)? I would also like to know about computational linguistic
work on AN languages, particularly Western AN languages.

Thanks!
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Message 2: Romance Langs

Date: Wed, 08 Apr 1998 15:02:40 -0500
From: Mark Davies <mdaviesrs6000.cmp.ilstu.edu>
Subject: Romance Langs

I'm starting into some research on the historical development of the
following type of constructions in Spanish and Portuguese:

	a) "John has been working for three hours"
	b) "John had been working for three hours, when . . ."
	c) "I've been working here since 1995"

A couple of questions:

1) Is there a specific name for this subset of the perfect
tense/aspect, which refers to the amount of time that an action or
state has been in progress since a point in the past?

2) I'd like to collect as many examples as possible of this type of
construction in other languages. I would appreciate any email
messages to me in which you could gloss these three sentences in
another language, e.g.

	SPANISH

	a) hace tres horas que Juan trabaja
	 makes three hours that J. works
	 "John has been working for three hours"

	b) hacia tres horas que Juan trabajaba
	 make-IMPF three hours that J. work-IMPF
	 "John had been working for three hours, when . . ."

	c) trabajo aca desde 1995
	 I-work here since 1995
	 "I've been working here since 1995"

I'd be happy to post a summary a summary of these responses if there
is sufficient interest. Thanks in advance,

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Mark Davies, Assistant Professor, Spanish Linguistics
Dept. of Foreign Languages, Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-4300

Voice:309/438-7975 email:mdaviesilstu.edu
Fax:309/438-8038 http://138.87.135.33/~mdavies/
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Message 3: Spanish speech-error corpus

Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 13:46:45 -0500 (CDT)
From: Rosa J. GarciaBarragan Cordova <rjgcxanum.uam.mx>
Subject: Spanish speech-error corpus


 Hello. I would be very grateful if anyone could let me know if there
is any corpus of speech-errors by Spanish speakers that I could have
access to. I will post a summary if I get any answers. 

Thanks in advance. Rosa Garcia (rjgcxanum.uam.mx)
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Message 4: Go"del/NLP

Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 15:15:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: Vincent DeCaen <decaenchass.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Go"del/NLP


I'm looking for NLP types who're working with Go"del instead of
Prolog. I'm especially anxious to find a textbook in computational
linguistics using Go"del, with templates of applications. any tips,
suggestions, in general will be appreciated. I need to commit to a
programming language for NLP, and stick with it, for the next 2-5
years, and I want to get it right. ;-)

Vincent DeCaen			 	 	 
<decaenchass.utoronto.ca>
Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca:8080/~decaen/hsei/intro.html
c/o Deparment of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
4 Bancroft Ave., 2d floor, University of Toronto, Toronto ON, M5S 1A1
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