LINGUIST List 9.677

Sat May 9 1998

Qs: 'of'-NP,Precursor-Wm Jones,Loanword,Inuktitut

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  1. Vivienne Fong, 'of'-NP Preposing in Partitive Constructions
  2. manaster, Q: A Precursor of Sir Wm Jones
  3. manaster, Origin of the Concept of Loanword
  4. Hilary Adrienne Young, Inuktitut Spatial Terms

Message 1: 'of'-NP Preposing in Partitive Constructions

Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 14:37:17 +0800 (SST)
From: Vivienne Fong <ellfongfleonis.nus.edu.sg>
Subject: 'of'-NP Preposing in Partitive Constructions

I am looking for references to past work that dealt with the preposing
of 'of'- and 'out of'-NPs in partitive constructions, similar to
examples below:

(1A) 	Two out of the three cats were wounded.
	Out of the three cats, two were wounded.

(1B) 	Two out of three cats were wounded.
	Out of three cats, two were wounded. 

(2A)	Two of the three cats were wounded.
	Of the three cats, two were wounded.

(2B)	Two of three cats were wounded.
	* Of three cats, two were wounded.


I'd be most grateful for any leads, and will post a summary. 

Thanks in advance,
Vivienne Fong

Dept of English Language and Literature
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore 119260

ellfongfleonis.nus.edu.sg
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Message 2: Q: A Precursor of Sir Wm Jones

Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 18:57:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: manaster <manasterumich.edu>
Subject: Q: A Precursor of Sir Wm Jones

I seem to recall that someone long before Jones had teh idea that
modern related languages come from (proto)languages now long dead, but
cannot recall the reference. Could someone help me out.
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Message 3: Origin of the Concept of Loanword

Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 19:05:37 -0400 (EDT)
From: manaster <manasterumich.edu>
Subject: Origin of the Concept of Loanword

Does anybody know who first realized that there is a difference
between borrowed and inherited vocabulary?
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Message 4: Inuktitut Spatial Terms

Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 14:06:48 -0500 (CDT)
From: Hilary Adrienne Young <hilaryyruf.rice.edu>
Subject: Inuktitut Spatial Terms


I was hoping someone out there could help me with my research. I'm
beginning a project on Inuktitut spatial terms and am looking for any
resources that might be useful. In particular, I'll be exploring the
'in front of'/'behind' relation in a Cognitive Grammar framework.

I have Spalding's Inuktitut grammar, Fortescue's West Greenlandic
grammar, Denny's article on spatial deixis, and I know of Cornillac's
'Systematiqye des contructions lexicales en inuktitut', Paillet's
'Deixis et representation de l'espace en Inuktitut' and Lowe's 'De
l'espace au temps en Inuktitut'.

If anyone knows of other resources on spatial terms in eastern arctic
languages (or related), I'd appreciate hearing from you.

Finally, if anyone knows Michael Fortescue's e-mail address, could
they please pass it on to me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Hilary Young
Rice University
hilaryyruf.rice.edu
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