8.1693, Qs: English Corpus,Lang.Majorities,French & Kirundi

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Subject: 8.1693, Qs: English Corpus,Lang.Majorities,French & Kirundi

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1)
Date:  Tue, 25 Nov 1997 16:51:39 +1000
From:  Stuart.Robinson at anu.edu.au (Stuart Robinson)
Subject:  English Corpus Statistics for Verbs

2)
Date:  Tue, 25 Nov 1997 10:00:40 +0100
From:  NORLHN <norlhn at stud.hum.aau.dk>
Subject:  Language majorities who are a language minority
         in parts of home country

3)
Date:  Tue, 25 Nov 1997 12:31:57 +0100
From:  bigirimana at student.fltr.ucl.ac.be (Bigirimana Jean-Baptiste)
Subject:   French & Kirundi

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

Date:  Tue, 25 Nov 1997 16:51:39 +1000
From:  Stuart.Robinson at anu.edu.au (Stuart Robinson)
Subject:  English Corpus Statistics for Verbs

Does anyone know of corpus analysis on English that tabulates the frequency
of occurence for different verbs (or perhaps verb types-intransitie,
transitive, ditransitive, etc.) by genre (e.g., novels, plays, newspaper
articles, magazine articles, etc.) or subject matter (e.g., sports,
politics, war history, etc.)? Thanks in advance.

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Stuart Robinson <Stuart.Robinson at anu.edu.au>
Linguistics Department
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
FAX: 61-6-279-8214


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

Date:  Tue, 25 Nov 1997 10:00:40 +0100
From:  NORLHN <norlhn at stud.hum.aau.dk>
Subject:  Language majorities who are a language minority
         in parts of home country

To anyone who might be interested,
At the moment I am writing my thesis about the Aaland-islands. This is
an island group between Finland and Sweden. It belongs to Finland, but is
officially only swedish speaking and the islands have autonomy. However
there lives a finnish speaking minority here of apr. 5 percent. My
thesis is a sociolinguistic thesis about highschool youths who have
finnish speaking parents in Mariehamn, the capital of Aaland. I am
looking at their use of finnish language, with whom they speak finnish,
when and why/why not use finnish. I also look at what topics as
identity, attitudes towards finnish and bilingualism.
	I would be very interested to find written sources about the finnish
speaking minority on Aaland, but also about similar situations in the
world. There must be something written about the english speaking
minority in Quebec, or something about when a french speaking individual
moves inside Belgium to the flemish speaking part of the country, or the
other way around. In these countries language attitudes, conflicts
between the language groups etc. are often discussed, so there is a lot
of written material. I am specially interested in individuals from a
language majority who are living/have moved to a part of their own
country, where they are a language minority.
Thanks in advance! Here is my e-mail adress: linmg at stud.hum.aau.dk
Thanks for your help! greetings, Mark van Gessel


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

Date:  Tue, 25 Nov 1997 12:31:57 +0100
From:  bigirimana at student.fltr.ucl.ac.be (Bigirimana Jean-Baptiste)
Subject:   French & Kirundi

I am interested in linguistics, especially in semantics, terminoloogy
and lexicology. I am preparing a thesis on french and kirundi (a bantu
african language of Burundi), legal terms in a contrastive approach
(at Universite Catholique de Louvain).  Hence, I would like to get
into contact and correspond with some linguists intersted in the same
research area.

I thank you in advance for your answer.

Jean Baptiste Bigirimana



Jean Baptiste Bigirimana
rue Thiernesse, 32
1070 Bruxelles
tel: 003225278939

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