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Query Details

Query Subject:   Cognate object construction
Author:   Piroska Csuri
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax

Query:   I am posting this query on behalf of Christiane Fellbaum, Dave
Lebeaux, and myself.

Dear Everyone,

We would like to find out what work has been done on the so-called
cognate object construction, such as:

She slept a restful sleep.
He laughed a hysterical laugh.
They danced a slow, romantic dance.

Our understanding is that this construction is widespread among
langauges, as they have been observed in Chichewa, Hebrew, Arabic,
Russian, English, Icelandic, German, etc, with somewhat different
morphological/grammatical properties and varying productivity.

We are wondering what papers and/or unpublished manuscripts are
available on this topic regarding

-straight description;
-morphological, syntactic and semantic properties of the
construction; or
-the relation of the cognate object construction to the
availability/analysis of other constructions/morphological

We would like to cast this net wide, so we would be interested in
information about any language, and any relevant information.

Please respond to Piroska Csuri at:

If there is interest, I will post a summary with the information

Thanks for any help,

Piroska Csuri
4 Independence Way
NEC Research Institute
Princeton, NJ 08540
Fax: (609)951-2482

Fri, 13 Nov 1998 15:46:09 +0000
feargal murphy
Language and computers

The Arts Faculty here in UCD is thinking of starting a degree course
combining language/literature and computer science sometime in the
near future.

Is there anyone out involved in a similar course at the moment who
could send me details of the structure of their course? I would be
much obliged as it would help us in our adventure into a new area for
many of us here!


feargal murphy
dept. of linguistics
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4.
tel: + 353 1 706 8610
LL Issue: 9.1611
Date posted: 14-Nov-1998


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