LINGUIST List 11.1603

Sun Jul 23 2000

Qs: Movies with Code-switching, Adverbial Phrases

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  1. Jeff Siegel, Code-switching examples in movies
  2. palma, Adverbial phrases

Message 1: Code-switching examples in movies

Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 15:05:03 +1000
From: Jeff Siegel <>
Subject: Code-switching examples in movies

Dear colleagues,

Can anyone recommend any movies out on video which have
good examples of code-switching?

Please reply directly to me and I'll post a summary.


Jeff Siegel
University of New England
Armidale, NSW 2351 Australia
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Message 2: Adverbial phrases

Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 20:43:18 +0300
From: palma <>
Subject: Adverbial phrases

 Dear LINGUIST Reader,

I am looking for indications about what type of theory would account
for the effect indicated below. Namely what theories provide an
account based purely on the position of adverbial phrases in

 Neil Smith (in his [Cambridge199] monograph on N.A. Chomsky, IDEAS
 AND IDEALS)states that native speakers will have no doubt in
 identifying one and only one of
 the follwoing pair

 a. Mary speaks English fluently
 b. Mary speaks fluently English

 as acceptable.

 I would appreciate it if people would share their own answers to the 3
 following queries

 1. Which one si accepatble? (please specify whether you are
 native speaker or not)
 2. Does the answer induce some search fro nonstandard
 interpretation (compare with "John speaks Chinese quite fluently")?
 3. [More for linguists] which kind of theories
 have been brought to bear on the effect of correctness generated 
 by the position of the adverbial "fluently"?

You are invited to avoid clutter on the LINGUIST and send replies
directly to me, I shall post a brief summry.

 Thank you in advance.
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