7.1141, Qs: Circumfixes, Case attraction, Pleasure reading list

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-7-1141. Tue Aug 13 1996. ISSN: 1068-4875. Lines:  147
 
Subject: 7.1141, Qs: Circumfixes, Case attraction, Pleasure reading list
 
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Date:  Tue, 13 Aug 1996 19:30:57 -0000
From:  delacy at host02.net.voyager.co.nz ("Paul de Lacy")
Subject:  Q: Circumfixes
 
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Date:  Tue, 13 Aug 1996 12:23:26 +0200
From:  schlesel at rz.uni-potsdam.de (Matthias Schlesewsky)
Subject:  case attraction
 
3)
Date:  Tue, 06 Aug 1996 11:56:00 PDT
From:  jrubba at harp.aix.calpoly.edu (Johanna Rubba)
Subject:  Pleasure reading list
 
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Date:  Tue, 13 Aug 1996 19:30:57 -0000
From:  delacy at host02.net.voyager.co.nz ("Paul de Lacy")
Subject:  Q: Circumfixes
 
Greetings,
 
I am interested in collecting information on CIRCUMFIXES.  If you
know of any good general descriptive studies of them, or more
language-specific treatments, I would appreciate the refs.  Also, if
your native language (or a language that you know) has them, could you
also let me know?
 
BTW, I am aware of the differing approaches to circumfixes, i.e. esp.
the claim that there are none.  More specifically, I am
looking for a morpheme that is phonologically realised in more than
one place in a word.  i.e. Tagalog ka+_+an.  Sorry not to be more
more specific, but I'm sure you all know what I mean.
 
Kind Regards,
 
Paul de Lacy.
University of Auckland.
 
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Date:  Tue, 13 Aug 1996 12:23:26 +0200
From:  schlesel at rz.uni-potsdam.de (Matthias Schlesewsky)
Subject:  case attraction
 
Dear Linguists,
 
Are there any languages where an accusative case can be attracted by a
dative object? The background is the observation, that in old greek a
dative or a genetive case of a relativ pronoun can be attracted by an
accusativ antecedent, as illustrated in (1)
 
(1) prophesied him-dat the-nom apoll-nom gods-dat, wich-dat (he-nom)
should sacrifice.
   (Appollo prohesied to him which sacrifies he should make to the
Gods.)  On the other hand an accusative case can't be attracted by a
dativ antecedent.
 
Many thanks for your replies! I will post a summary!
 
Matthias Schlesewsky
schlesel at rz.uni-potsdam.de
 
Matthias Schlesewsky
Innovationskolleg
"Formal Models of Cognitive Complexity"
Project A1 "Cognitive Simplicity og Grammar"
Department of Linguistics
University of Potsdam
P.O.Box 60 15 53
D-14415 Potsdam
Germany
E-mail : schlesel at rz.uni-potsdam.de
 
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Date:  Tue, 06 Aug 1996 11:56:00 PDT
From:  jrubba at harp.aix.calpoly.edu (Johanna Rubba)
Subject:  Pleasure reading list
 
 
 
Hello!  I'm writing to ask for recommendations for a pleasure-reading
list of books that are set in various periods over the history of
English (e.g.  books set on the continent in pre-invasion times; books
set in the Old, Middle, and Early Modern English periods). I'm looking
specifically for pleasure-reading type books that have lots of detail
on daily life in those periods -- historical fiction, etc.; not
necessarily Great Literature.
 
Ones I'm aware of are Mary Stewart's three novels about Merlin. There
is also a novel told from Grendel's point of view**, but I don't
recall the title/author. And I recently read what turned out to be a
romance set in Germany in the times of the Roman Empire. Stuff like
that.
 
**I think this one qualifies as literature.
 
I will post a summary of responses.
 
 
Thanks!
Johanna
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93407                                     ~
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