LINGUIST List 11.2073

Fri Sep 29 2000

Qs: Right Node Raising, Text/Phoneme Examples

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  1. JOHN R TE VELDE, Right Node Raising
  2. Mark_Mandel, text with phonetic coverage

Message 1: Right Node Raising

Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 12:00:17 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Right Node Raising

I'm requesting some input on the Right Node Raising construction,
specifically whether it is not attested in any languages. I have collected
examples from Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Russian and
Spanish and am now wondering whether there is a language that doesn't
allow RNR. My informant for French hesitated when I asked for an
equivalent of "Peter bought a large (e) and Paul bought a small book". Is
this type of RNR not grammatical in French? How about other languages?
I will post a summary. 

John te Velde
Assoc. Prof. of German
Oklahoma State University
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Message 2: text with phonetic coverage

Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 14:25:18 -0400
From: Mark_Mandel <>
Subject: text with phonetic coverage

I am looking for a text, or a set of a dozen or so sentences, that cover
American English phonetics fairly well. That is, they contain all or most
of the phonemes in their major allophones, such as /voiceless plosives/
both [aspirated] and [unaspirated]. Please reply to me and I will summarize
to the list.

 Mark A. Mandel : Dragon Systems, a Lernout & Hauspie company : Senior Linguist
 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02460, USA :
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