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Query:   Redundant Word Pairs
Author:  Scott Newstrom
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Historical Linguistics
Pragmatics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics

Summary:   FOR QUERY: LINGUIST 11.573

THANKS FOR THE RESPONSES TO THIS QUERY. AS A NUMBER OF PEOPLE NOTED, SOME
OF MY EXAMPLES WERE MISTAKEN IN THAT THEY WEREN'T ACTUALLY DERIVED FROM
THE DIFFERENT ORIGINS THAT I WAS SEEKING IN THESE PAIRS.

THIS POINNTS TO THE LARGER QUESTION OF WHETHER THESE REDUNDANCIES ARE A
SPECIAL CASE OF BI-LINGUALLY-ROOTED PAIRINGS OR MERELY A SUBSET OF
REDUNDANT PAIRS (PRESENT, FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE HEBREW BIBLE, OLD ENGLISH
LAWS, AND SO FORTH).

LAURA WRIGHT NOTED THAT

LL Issue: 11.637
Date Posted: 21-Mar-2000
Original Query: Read original query