8.1578, Qs: Eng. Dialects, Historical Ling, Pets, Chinese

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-8-1578. Mon Nov 3 1997. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 8.1578, Qs: Eng. Dialects, Historical Ling, Pets, Chinese

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1)
Date:  Thu, 30 Oct 1997 15:30:56 -0800 (PST)
From:  Johanna Rubba <jrubba at polymail.cpunix.calpoly.edu>
Subject:  English Dialects

2)
Date:  Sat, 01 Nov 1997 00:25:58 -0400 (EDT)
From:  SEEGMILLERM at alpha.montclair.edu
Subject: Text for Historical Ling

3)
Date:  Mon, 3 Nov 1997 12:03:13 -0500 (EST)
From:  Timothy Jay <tjay at mcla.mass.edu>
Subject:  Talking to Pets

4)
Date:  Mon, 3 Nov 1997 11:45:12 -0600 (CST)
From:  chammond at siu.edu (Charles Hammond)
Subject:  Chinese

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Thu, 30 Oct 1997 15:30:56 -0800 (PST)
From:  Johanna Rubba <jrubba at polymail.cpunix.calpoly.edu>
Subject:  English Dialects



I am looking for some help assembling a comparative set of
subject-verb agreement paradigms for various British, American and
world dialects of English. I would be extremely appreciative if
knowledgeable persons would send me paradigms for the dialect they
know including the verb form for all persons (I, you, s/he/it, etc.)
for the following verbs:

'be' pres. and past
'come' pres. and past
'walk' pres. and past

Along with the 'principal parts' of these, esp. past tense and past
participle.

These items plus identification of the dialect in question are what
I'm looking for. For dialects that have two forms of one of these,
such as the two 'be' verbs in AAVE, I'd appreciate both forms.

Just fill in the 'form' below and send it back to me. Thanks!!!  I
will credit contributors in whatever use I make of these (I wish to
use them for a class at present).

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Johanna Rubba	Assistant Professor, Linguistics              ~
English Department, California Polytechnic State University   ~
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407                                     ~
Tel. (805)-756-2184  E-mail: jrubba at polymail.calpoly.edu      ~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
DIALECT:
Region/population:

BE
Present tense				Past tense
I			we		I		we
you(sg) 		you(pl)		you(sg)		you(pl)
s/he/it			they		s/he/it		they

COME
Present tense                           Past tense
I                       we              I               we
you(sg)                 you(pl)         you(sg)         you(pl)
s/he/it                 they            s/he/it         they

WALK
Present tense                           Past tense
I                       we              I               we
you(sg)                 you(pl)         you(sg)         you(pl)
s/he/it                 they            s/he/it         they

Princ. parts:
	INF	3rd sg pres	past	past participle
be
come
walk


-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Sat, 01 Nov 1997 00:25:58 -0400 (EDT)
From:  SEEGMILLERM at alpha.montclair.edu
Subject: Text for Historical Ling


I am scheduled an undergaduate course in historical linguistics for
the first time in several years. The students will mostly be junior
and senior linguistics majors. I know that Lehmann's text is still in
print, but I wonder if anything more recent is available. I would
appreciate receiving any reports, suggestions, etc. Please reply to me
directly; I will post a summary to the list. Thanks in advance for
your help.

Steve Seegmiller
Linguistics Department
Montclair State University
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
seegmillerm at alpha.montclair.edu


-------------------------------- Message 3 -------------------------------

Date:  Mon, 3 Nov 1997 12:03:13 -0500 (EST)
From:  Timothy Jay <tjay at mcla.mass.edu>
Subject:  Talking to Pets


I am looking for research on how humans talk to pets.  At this stage
of our research we are asking simple questions about speakers: who,
what, where, why talk to pets.  Any information would be helpful.

Tim Jay
tjay at mcla.mass.edu


-------------------------------- Message 4 -------------------------------

Date:  Mon, 3 Nov 1997 11:45:12 -0600 (CST)
From:  chammond at siu.edu (Charles Hammond)
Subject:  Chinese

A friend has asked me if anyone can give me a chronological picture of
the several ways of saying "read" (du2shu1, nian4shu1, kan4shu1, etc.)
in classical Chinese.

In the past, were there any semantic differences?



Charles E. Hammond,  Ass't. Prof.   Tel: (618) 453-5418
Dept. of Foreign Langs. & Lits.     FAX  (618) 453-3253
Southern Illinois University        e-mail: chammond at siu.edu
Carbondale, IL 62901-4521           WWW: www.siu.edu/~dfll/hammond.html



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