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Query Details


Query Subject:   Slavic NPs
Author:   Larisa Zlatic
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax
Subject Language(s):  Macedonian


Query:   I am analyzing word order in the Slavic noun phrase and would like
interested volunteers, native speakers of any Slavic language, to contact
me directly in order to obtain a survey form. My e-mail address is:
lzlatic@mail.utexas.edu

The survey consists of 21 examples of various word order sequences which
are, for convenience, written in English. The task of the voluntereers
would be to decide which of these sequences are unmarked and grammatical,
marked and grammatical, or fully unacceptable.

I'll post a summary of the survey to the list.

Thank you for your interest.

Larisa Zlatic
University of Texas/Austin
http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~zlatic
LL Issue: 9.759
Date posted: 21-May-1998



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