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Query:   Syntactic calque
Author:  cristina corcoll
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Historical Linguistics

Summary:   Dear Linguists,

First of all, let me thank all of you who have taken the time to send
me all sorts of information on the syntactic calque. Most of it has
been references to previous work on that or related fields, and
references to articles and books that will come out in the near
future. I'm not including the list of references here because it is
very extensive, but if anyone would like to receive it, please let me

Also, I would appreciate any more comments on the notion of syntactic
calque itself, from whatever field of interest. Thank you again,

Cristina Corcoll
Institut Universitari de Lingstica Aplicada
Universitat Pompeu Fabra

LL Issue: 10.66
Date Posted: 15-Jan-1999
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