LINGUIST List 11.1868

Tue Sep 5 2000

Qs: Codeswitching data, Word Order

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  1. Silvia, Codeswitching data
  2. Gert Young, Word Order in Non-Configurational Languages

Message 1: Codeswitching data

Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 18:13:30 +0200
From: Silvia <smiliancoac.net>
Subject: Codeswitching data

I am a PhD student at the university of Barcelona, and I am working on 
codeswitching. In order to finish my dissertation I need naturally 
occurring codeswtiching data. Do you know of any corpora or people who 
would be interested in providing/sharing some data, in exchange for some 
money? The language pair I am studying is Spanish/English.
Many thanks in advance
Sincerely
Silvia Milian
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Message 2: Word Order in Non-Configurational Languages

Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 00:04:11 +0200
From: Gert Young <ANCIENT6AKAD.SUN.AC.ZA>
Subject: Word Order in Non-Configurational Languages

What I'd like to know is if we can assume a (relatively) fixed word 
order at an initial level (D-level) for non-configurational languages. 
In other words, do these 'relatively free word order' languages have 
transformation rules or can words be bunched together in any order 
as long as they are assigned the case corresponding to the 
function of the word in the sentence? 
And if we aknowledge the existence of transformational rules in 
these languages, must we not also aknowledge a fixed order to 
which these rules can apply?

Gert
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