9.1132, Qs: Chinese, Universals, Nominals, Phonemes

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-9-1132. Tue Aug 11 1998. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 9.1132, Qs: Chinese, Universals, Nominals, Phonemes

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1)
Date:  Tue, 11 Aug 1998 13:37:56 +0200
From:  Professor Shu-ing Shyu <shyu at mail.nsysu.edu.tw>
Subject:  Stress of Chinese _dou_ 'all'

2)
Date:  Tue, 11 Aug 1998 09:40:57 +0100
From:  Dana Allen <dallen at tgis.co.uk>
Subject:  Language Universals and Typology

3)
Date:  Tue, 11 Aug 1998 11:09:01 +0000
From:  moubtassime at fesnet.net.ma
Subject:  Derived Nominals

4)
Date:  Tue, 11 Aug 1998 09:13:54 EDT
From:  WOMENinTEC at aol.com
Subject:  Contrastive Analysis

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

Date:  Tue, 11 Aug 1998 13:37:56 +0200
From:  Professor Shu-ing Shyu <shyu at mail.nsysu.edu.tw>
Subject:  Stress of Chinese _dou_ 'all'

I would like to know if Chinese can distinguish regular _dou_ reading
from _dou_ in _lian...dou_ sentences by using different stresses on
_dou_.

Q1. Do Chinese speakers agree that _dou_ 'all' in _lian...dou_
'including...all' structure is not stressed at all, while regular
quantificational _dou_ is stressed, being pronounced fully, with a
"fullfleged first tone"?  (Can you stress _dou_ in _lian...dou_
sentences?)

Q2. Can you disambiguate (1) by putting different pitches of accents,
as the intended readings in (1a) and (1b)?

(1) Zhangsan zhei-xie shu dou/DOU mai le
        (a) dou: "Zhangsan even bought THESE books.'
        (b) DOU: 'Zhangsan bought all the books."

If there are enough replies, I will post a summary.  Thank you all
very much for your help.

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Dr. Shu-ing Ingrid Shyu
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
National Sun Yat-Sen University
Kaohsiung, Taiwan 804
Republic of China

PHONE: 886-7-525-2000 ext. 3152
FAX:   886-7-525-3200, 5253201
EMAIL: shyu at mail.nsysu.edu.tw
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-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Tue, 11 Aug 1998 09:40:57 +0100
From:  Dana Allen <dallen at tgis.co.uk>
Subject:  Language Universals and Typology

Hey everyone, I recently sent out an email regarding the Old Spanish
sibilants and according to responses I've received, it appears that I
must explain more clearly what I want.  For a part of my thesis, I am
researching the areas of language universal and language typology.  I
would like to know if anyone has any suggestions on good general books
on language universals and typology AND suggestions for specific
material in language universals and typology AS IT PERTAINS to the
sibilant/fricative, in general, in any or all languages.  The
information on the sibilant/fricative doesn't necessarily have to be
specific to the Spanish language.  Sorry for the confusion.  I look
forward to your responses.  Sincerely, Dana Allen


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

Date:  Tue, 11 Aug 1998 11:09:01 +0000
From:  moubtassime at fesnet.net.ma
Subject:  Derived Nominals

I am a Moroccan linguist enrolled in a Ph.D dissertation on the
Morpho-syntax of Derived Nominals. The major source of my data is
Standard Arabic. However, I am also interested in other natural
languages. If you know of other references, please do send me pieces
of information so that I could go on with my Ph.D thesis. Another help
could do me alot is that of the possibility of having access to a
source of a dadabase so that I could compile references for my
bibliography. Another quick hint of help from all linguistlist members
is a number of links to online references on the net.  many thanks!

P.S. Please visit my site through
http://www.fesnet.net.ma/dissertations/moubtass.htm


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

Date:  Tue, 11 Aug 1998 09:13:54 EDT
From:  WOMENinTEC at aol.com
Subject:  Contrastive Analysis

Hi. I have to write a paper for a linguistics class on constrastive
analysis or phonemic representation of Polish, Croatian, Spanish
languages. This paper will also help my instructors teach these
students. I was wondering if any TESL-L members could help me find
information on the differences of these languages. Thanks for any
help.

Tommy McDonell
Womenintec at aol.com
Executive Director
Learning English Adult Program, Inc.

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