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Query Details


Query Subject:   Query: TABASSARAN / case
Author:   Piller Null
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics

Query:   Hi,

just read that the North Caucasian language TABASSARAN (or: TABASARAN,
TABASARANTSY, GHUMGHUM) has 52 cases. Is that true? Does anyone have
further information? Which language has the largest number of cases?
Thanks for any input, IP

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Dr. Ingrid Piller
Seminar fuer Englische Sprache und Kultur
Universitaet Hamburg
Von-Melle-Park 6
D - 20146 HAMBURG
phone: +49-40-4123-4855
fax: +49-40-4123-4856
mailto:fs7a001@rrz.uni-hamburg.de






Tue, 8 Jul 1997 15:43:57 -0700 (PDT)
The American College of Greece Faculty
dereef@hol.gr
WORKING ON NEGATION




Hi.. I am a post-graduate student writing my P.hD on the acquisition
of negation in Modern Greek. I would be grateful if you could share
pieces of information or data. Please indicate my name (VASSO
KOURBANI) IN THE SUBJECT AREA thanks in advance






Wed, 9 Jul 1997 15:25:47 +0100
Waruno Mahdi
mahdi@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
Q: Double-Dutch and Youthese



Dear Linguists,

not being particularly in to sociolinguistic literature myself, I
do hope some of you could help me with references to (preferably
not too inaccessible) literature on the sociolinguistic aspects
of the following two (distinct) phenomena:

(A) secret signalization codes among children approaching (but still
not having fully reached) the age of adolescence, particularly
so-called ''Double-Dutch'' (a more or less invariant standard
syllable is inserted into every word to render it unrecognizable)
in various languages of the World;

(B) exclusivist, but not particularly secretive youth-specific
slang, so-called ''Youthese'', among teenagers (adolescents),
functioning as peer, in-group, or clique trademark.

If you know of publications in which the two phenomena were compared
with each other, I would be interested in that too.

Please answer directly to me. I'll post a complete summary.

Thanks in advance and regards, Waruno

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Waruno Mahdi tel: +49 30 8413-5301
Faradayweg 4-6 fax: +49 30 8413-3155
14195 Berlin email: mahdi@fhi-berlin.mpg.de
Germany WWW: http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/~wm/
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LL Issue: 8.1048
Date posted: 12-Jul-1997



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