LINGUIST List 11.911

Wed Apr 19 2000

Qs: Top 10 Grammaticalization,2 Sonority Questions

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  1. Vorobievy Gory, Top 10 in grammaticalization
  2. Vincent DeCaen, Two Sonority Questions

Message 1: Top 10 in grammaticalization

Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 13:02:55 +0400
From: Vorobievy Gory <otiplmail.ru>
Subject: Top 10 in grammaticalization

 Dear colleagues,
 I am going to compile an overview of works
concerning grammaticalization theory and I wonder if I have missed something
important.
 I will be very grateful if you inform me, what works, in your
opinion, should be included in the list of, say, Top 10 most important and
influential works on grammaticalization theory.
 The number "10" is not the only possible; your list may inclide
more or less references, as you wish. Full-length books as well as journal articles may be included. I'm first of all interested in modern works published in the period from 1980 to 2000; if you would like to mention some important works that have rather historical value, please do so as an additional remark (or include them in another list: "most important works relevant to the history of
grammaticalization").
 A summary of your remarks and the final list of references will be
posted to the LinguistList. 

Timur Maisak

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Philological Faculty
Moscow State University

Vorobievy Gory
Moscow 119899 
Russia
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Message 2: Two Sonority Questions

Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 07:19:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Vincent DeCaen <decaenchass.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Two Sonority Questions

does anyone know of a concrete description/analysis in which [m] is a
couple of steps down the sonority scale from the other sonorants,
crucially [n]?

does anyone know of a system with syllable contact problems with syllables
closed by the so-called gutturals, involving epenthesis to the degree
warranted by the sonority of the following onset?

(Tiberian Hebrew appears to be both.)
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Dr Vincent DeCaen <decaenchass.utoronto.ca>
c/o Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 4 Bancroft Ave., 2d floor
University of Toronto, Toronto ON, CANADA, M5S 1A1

Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative, www.chass.utoronto.ca/~decaen/hsei/
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qin'at soferim tarbeh khokmah
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