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Query:   -ee Suffix in English
Author:  Anja Wanner
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Text/Corpus Linguistics

Summary:   For Query: Linguist 11.1240

I would like to thank all who responded to my request for information on
corpus-based work on the English affix -ee
( http://linguistlist.org/issues/11/11-1240.html ), either pointing out
articles or sharing examples, like this one from Ken Beesley: 'A couple of
years ago, I was driving in Utah, USA and saw a (Utah) license plate on a
camper-trailer that said "TUGGEE". Hoping against hope, I pulled up to the
light truck pulling the trailer, and the plate was indeed "TUGGER"'.

The obvious paper to mention (extensive bibliography) is: Barker, Chris
(1998): "Episodic -ee in English: A thematic role constraint on new word
formation." In: Language 74(4), pp. 695-727. (downloadable:
http://ling.ucsd.edu/~barker/Research/index.html ).

People who are currently working, or have worked, on the -ee affix include:
Leslie Barret, New York University <lbarrett@answerlogic.com> (-ee and
aspectual verb classes)
Laurie Bauer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
<laurie.bauer@vuw.ac.nz> (his articles are listed in Barker's bibliography)
Bozena Cetnarowska, University of Silesia, Poland
<cetnarow@uranos.cto.us.edu.pl> (-ee as unaccusative diagnostic)
Luis Gonzalez <gonzall@wfu.edu>

Thanks again.
anja wanner


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awanner@facstaff.wisc.edu
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Anja Wanner
Assistant Professor, Dept. of English
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Helen C. White Hall
600 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

phone: + (608) 263-3807
fax: + (608) 263-3709
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LL Issue: 11.1355
Date Posted: 19-Jun-2000
Original Query: Read original query


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