7.1196, Qs: Readability, Non-restrictive relatives, Verb aspect

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-7-1196. Mon Aug 26 1996. ISSN: 1068-4875. Lines:  106
 
Subject: 7.1196, Qs: Readability, Non-restrictive relatives, Verb aspect
 
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Date:  Wed, 21 Aug 1996 17:06:49 EDT
From:  kenny at UDel.Edu (Le destin des fees)
Subject:  Q: Readability in French and Spanish
 
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Date:  Thu, 22 Aug 1996 14:31:40 +1000
From:  mylne at lingua.cltr.uq.oz.au (Tom Mylne)
Subject:  `That' in non-restrictive relatives
 
3)
Date:  Thu, 22 Aug 0700 18:00:35
From:  spitz at sfo.com (spitz)
Subject:  verb aspect
 
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Date:  Wed, 21 Aug 1996 17:06:49 EDT
From:  kenny at UDel.Edu (Le destin des fees)
Subject:  Q: Readability in French and Spanish
 
Heyla, to all on LINGUIST.
 
I am looking for information on readability analyses for French and
Spanish (and other languages, but these are my main focus).  I would
ideally like to find something like Flesch-Kincaid, Gunning-Fogg, or
the Smog index.  While I would like *any* info about this, I would be
particularly interested in knowing whether there are readability
analysis software (preferably freeware or shareware) for these
languages.  If you know of anything, or have any suggestions as to
where to look, please let me know.
 
If there is enough interest and enough data generated, I will post a
summary to the list.
 
TIA
 
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Date:  Thu, 22 Aug 1996 14:31:40 +1000
From:  mylne at lingua.cltr.uq.oz.au (Tom Mylne)
Subject:  `That' in non-restrictive relatives
 
 
It is often claimed that `that' is not used to introduce
non-restrictive relative clauses; i.e. that they must be introduced by
a wh-word.  And it is sometimes claimed that this first claim is not
100% correct.
 
I am looking for data.  Can anyone give me good, attested examples of
non-restrictive relative clauses introduced by `that'.  Examples can
be sent to me at mylne at lingua.cltr.uq.edu.au.  I will do the normal
thing and summarise responses.  Really good examples could be copied
immediately to Rodney Huddleston (rodney at lingua.cltr.uq.edu.au) who is
the original author of this request.  He will be delighted.
 
Tom Mylne
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Date:  Thu, 22 Aug 0700 18:00:35
From:  spitz at sfo.com (spitz)
Subject:  verb aspect
 
 
Could anyone perhaps recommend any good introductory books on verb
aspect? Please e-mail. Thanks.
 
Spitz
spitz at sfo.com
 
 
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