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Query Details

Query Subject:   Dative Overgeneralizations
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s):  Spanish

Query:   Hi,
I wonder if any of you can help me out. I'm looking for examples of
overgeneralizations of the Dative Alternation in English. I have
Mazurkewich and White's 1984 paper (The acquisition of the dative
alternation: Unlearning overgeneralizations) and a few other sundry
examples. Does anyone know where I might find more examples?
If anyone wants a summary of whatever I
receive, please mail me.
Thanks for your help,

- -----------------------------------------------
Bethan Daultrey


Linguistics Dept.
Arts/Commerce Bldg.
University College Dublin
Dublin 4

Sat, 8 Mar 1997 10:36:13 -0500 (EST)
Michael Kliffer
Spanish corpora

I am looking for corpora of spoken Spanish, both Peninsular and Latin
American, preferably available for downloading. A promising link to
the Universidad Aut=F3'onoma de Madrid turned out to be no longer in
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Mike Kliffer
Department of French
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M2

Phone: 905-525-9140, ext. 23748
E-Mail: kliffer@mcmaster.ca

Sat, 8 Mar 1997 18:31:38 -0300
Megan Duque Estrada

I am Brazilian and work at Universidade Federal do Para (Amazonia).I
am writing a research paper about the use of Discourse Markers
vs. ideology and culture. I'd appreciate comments and suggestions on
this topic. I'd also like to contac colleagues who are interested in
the study of markers across languages/cultures. For that reason I
created a home page which has a specialized bibliography with over 500
references on markers and related entities at:


Pay a visit to it. If you have a paper about markers I'd be glad to
include it in my bibliography, in case it is not there yet.
Please tell me about your experience/research that might help me with
my task. Thanks in advance,

Megan Duque Estrada
LL Issue: 8.344
Date posted: 09-Mar-1997


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