LINGUIST List 12.1219

Wed May 2 2001

Qs: Speaking Rate Studies, Yaghnobi Sentence

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  1. Paul Kerswill, Speaking rate differences
  2. Henkelmann Peter, Yaghnobi sentence?

Message 1: Speaking rate differences

Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 00:08:41 +0100 (BST)
From: Paul Kerswill <p.e.kerswillreading.ac.uk>
Subject: Speaking rate differences

Dear List Members,

To help with a grant application we are working on, I'd like to know if
anyone knows of research on:

- differences in speaking rate between languages

- differences in speaking rate between varieties of the same language

- differences in speaking rate between different social groups, including
age groups

- reports and stereotypes about differences in speaking rate

In our project, we would like to put suppositions about the above onto a
firmer empirical footing.

Many thanks

Paul Kerswill

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Message 2: Yaghnobi sentence?

Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 23:35:25 +0200 (CEST)
From: Henkelmann Peter <peter_henkelmannyahoo.de>
Subject: Yaghnobi sentence?

Hello,

does anyone know of a sentence in the Yaghnobi
language (belonging to the Northeastern Iranian
languages) that simultaneously contains a FULL subject
and a FULL direct object NP marked with the suffix
"-i"? This phenomenon is supposed to occur in
sentences with past tense and definite direct object.

Peter Henkelmann
University of Mainz
Germany

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