9.1611, Qs: Cognate object construction, Language/computers

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Subject: 9.1611, Qs: Cognate object construction, Language/computers

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Date:  Fri, 13 Nov 1998 11:38:33 -0500 (EST)
From:  Piroska Csuri <piroska at research.nj.nec.com>
Subject:  Cognate object construction

2)
Date:  Fri, 13 Nov 1998 15:46:09 +0000
From:  feargal murphy <feargal.murphy at ucd.ie>
Subject:  Language and computers

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

Date:  Fri, 13 Nov 1998 11:38:33 -0500 (EST)
From:  Piroska Csuri <piroska at research.nj.nec.com>
Subject:  Cognate object construction

I am posting this query on behalf of Christiane Fellbaum, Dave
Lebeaux, and myself.


Dear Everyone,

We would like to find out what work has been done on the so-called
cognate object construction, such as:

	She slept a restful sleep.
	He laughed a hysterical laugh.
	They danced a slow, romantic dance.
	
Our understanding is that this construction is widespread among
langauges, as they have been observed in Chichewa, Hebrew, Arabic,
Russian, English, Icelandic, German, etc, with somewhat different
morphological/grammatical properties and varying productivity.

We are wondering what papers and/or unpublished manuscripts are
available on this topic regarding

	-straight description;
	-morphological, syntactic and semantic properties of the
	 construction; or
	-the relation of the cognate object construction to the
	 availability/analysis of other constructions/morphological
	 phenomena.

We would like to cast this net wide, so we would be interested in
information about any language, and any relevant information.

Please respond to Piroska Csuri at:

	piroska at research.nj.nec.com

If there is interest, I will post a summary with the information
received.


Thanks for any help,


Piroska Csuri
4 Independence Way
NEC Research Institute
Princeton, NJ 08540
Fax: (609)951-2482


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

Date:  Fri, 13 Nov 1998 15:46:09 +0000
From:  feargal murphy <feargal.murphy at ucd.ie>
Subject:  Language and computers

The Arts Faculty here in UCD is thinking of starting a degree course
combining language/literature and computer science sometime in the
near future.

Is there anyone out involved in a similar course at the moment who
could send me details of the structure of their course?  I would be
much obliged as it would help us in our adventure into a new area for
many of us here!

Thanks

feargal murphy
dept. of linguistics
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4.
tel: + 353 1 706 8610
e-mail: feargal.murphy at ucd.ie

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