LINGUIST List 12.1606

Mon Jun 18 2001

Qs: Deletable Complementizers, Speech/Text Program

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  1. Brent de Chene, Deletable complementizers
  2. Annie Clark Ferreira, speech-to-text

Message 1: Deletable complementizers

Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 16:20:15 +0900 (JST)
From: Brent de Chene <dechenemn.waseda.ac.jp>
Subject: Deletable complementizers

I would like to ask for help in identifying languages that are like 
English in having a declarative complementizer C that satisfies 
conditions (A) and (B) below:

(A) C is adjacent to the (surface/case) position of the subject.
(B) C alternates freely with zero in complement clauses from
 which nothing has been extracted (at least in environments 
 where the zero C will be head governed or the equivalent).

If possible, I would also like to know the answers to questions (1) 
and (2) for such C:

(1) How is C realized in the case of subject extraction from an 
 complement clause (e.g. "Who do you think t likes Jim?")?
(2) How is C realized in the case of nonsubject extraction from an 
 complement clause (e.g. "Who do you think (that) Jim likes t?")?

Many thanks in advance for any information (including bibliogra-
phical) you can provide. 

Brent de Chene
dechenemn.waseda.ac.jp
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Message 2: speech-to-text

Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 10:03:23 -0400
From: Annie Clark Ferreira <aclarklyrix.com>
Subject: speech-to-text

I am looking for a good speech-to-text recognition program that can take a
wav file, recognize it, and convert it to text. Please help!

Annie L. Clark Ferreira
Linguistics Specialist
Lyrix
www.lyrix.com
aclarklyrix.com
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