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Query Details

Query Subject:   Documentation of Internet Sources
Author:   Potter, T LTC
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Semantics

Query:   Distinguished members of the list:

Documentation of sources from the Internet has been discussed on the
List in the past. Problems associated with an accurate system of
documentation include:

1. Sites change frequently even hourly
2. Sites depend on you as user providing a user ID, profile, etc.
3. Long documents do not include page numbers
4. Finding the author, title, homepage for a document is sometimes
5. Traditional referencing is not always helpful for Internet material
6. Should the complete path for a given source be specified in
student/research documentation?
7. How are institutional policies regarding referencing preparing to
meet emerging requirements for internet use?

Your solution or advice on current or anticipated procedures would be
appreciated. I will summarize for the list if there is sufficient
interest. Please give adequate identifying information so that I may
provide an adequate reference!

Terrence M. Potter
Academy Professor
Dept. of Foreign Languages
US Military Academy

Fri, 04 Apr 1997 13:13:36 +0900
Questionnaire--Scope ambiguities

Dear linguists,

Below is a questionnaire on scope ambiguities, which is crucial to my
dissertation. Your responses (with comments if possible) will be greatly
appreciated and I will post a summary when I get enough responses.
directly reply to me at the following e-mail address:


Please mark with +A if the following sentences are ambiguous, with +mA
they are marginally ambiguous, and with -A if they are not ambiguous at

I. Between ''do = expect/hope/intend to visit'' and ''do =visit''

(1) Which student expects/hopes/intends to visit which city that you do?
( )

II. Between 'cardinals'/'some'/'what' and 'every'

(2) a. Some congressional aide asked to see every report.
( )
b. Some congressional aide asked John to see every report.
( )
c. Some congressional aide saw every report. ( )
(3) a. At least two American tour groups expect to visit every European
country this year. ( )
b. At least two American tour groups expect to visit every European
country next year. ( )
c. At least two American tour groups visited every European country
year. ( )
(4) At least one tourist wants to visit every city. ( )
(5) a. Some agency intends to send aid to every Bosnian city this year.
( )
b. Some agency intends to send aid to every Bosnian city next year.
( )
c. Some agency sent aide to every Bosnian city last year.
( )
(6) a. At least four recreational vehicles tried to stop at most AAA
campsites last year. ( )
b. At least four recreational vehicles stopped at most AAA approved
campsites last year. ( )
(7) At least two American tour groups are expected to visit every
country this year. ( )
(8) Some agency is expected to send aide to every Bosnian city this
( )
(9) At least four recreational vehicles are expected to stop at most AAA
approved campsites this year. ( )
(10) Some congressional aide is expected to see every report.
( )
(11) a. Someone expects to dance with every woman. ( )
b. Someone wants to dance with every woman. ( )
(12) a. Someone promised her to invite everyone. ( )
b. Someone persuaded her to invite everyone. ( )
c. Someone persuaded her that she should invite everyone.
( )
d. John promised someone to invite everyone. ( )
e. John persuaded someone to invite everyone. ( )
(13) a. What did everyone make a plan to say? ( )
b. What did everyone plan to say? ( )
(14) a. What did you make the claim that everyone said?
( )
b. What did you claim that everyone said? ( )

III. Between 'who' and 'everyone'

(15) a. Who does everyone think you saw? ( )
b. Who does everyone think saw you? ( )


Many thanks in advance,
Eung-Cheon Hah
LL Issue: 8.479
Date posted: 08-Apr-1997


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