7.1179, Qs: Optimality & Syllables, Spatio-Temporal Metaphors

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-7-1179. Tue Aug 20 1996. ISSN: 1068-4875. Lines:  68
 
Subject: 7.1179, Qs: Optimality & Syllables, Spatio-Temporal Metaphors
 
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Date:  Tue, 20 Aug 1996 17:17:23 BST
From:  A.E.Parrondo-Rodriguez at durham.ac.uk ("A.E Parrondo")
Subject:  Optimality
 
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Date:  Tue, 20 Aug 1996 11:38:19 MDT
From:  quimsy at nwu.edu (Lera Boroditsky)
Subject:  QS: Spatio-temporal Metaphors
 
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Date:  Tue, 20 Aug 1996 17:17:23 BST
From:  A.E.Parrondo-Rodriguez at durham.ac.uk ("A.E Parrondo")
Subject:  Optimality
 
 
Dear Linguists,
	Can anybody out there give me any references on English syllable
structure and stress in Optimality? Replies directly to me please, and I
will post a summary if there are enough responses.  Thank you!
 
Ana Parrondo
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Date:  Tue, 20 Aug 1996 11:38:19 MDT
From:  quimsy at nwu.edu (Lera Boroditsky)
Subject:  QS: Spatio-temporal Metaphors
 
In English, spatial terms are often used to talk about temporal events,
or to order events in time (e.g. "Christmas is ahead of us." "The war is
behind us.")  Primarily, the spatial terms used to talk about time
in English capture front/back relations.  My question is in several
parts.
	1. Are there any languages in which spatial terms are not
imported into the domain of time?
	2. Are there any languages that import spatial terms that use
primarily up/down, left/right, or in/out or any relations other than
front/back to talk about time.
	3. In what other ways do languages differ drastically in the way
they talk about the order of events in time?
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