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looking for some Yiddish speakers

Date Submitted: 25-Aug-2007
From: Mike Putnam
Subject: looking for some Yiddish speakers
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Institution/Organization: Carson-Newman College

Notice: My colleague Dorian Roehrs (roehrs@unt.edu) and I (mputnam@cn.edu) are currently researching demonstrative reinforcer constructions in Germanic (as well as other) language families. We have stumbled upon some very interested data from Yiddish and would like to ask a couple of native Yiddish speakers about some particular aspects of these examples. Are there any Yiddish speakers that would be willing to help us out? The task of evaluating this data set is not exhaustive, nor is the amount of data that we have. If anyone could assist us, we would GREATLY appreciate it. We can be contacted at the email addresses listed above. Thanks in advance to those who can assist us!

Best Regards,
Mike Putnam
Carson-Newman College