15.3362, Qs: Parenthetical 'what'; Frequency of Syntactic Types

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Subject: 15.3362, Qs: Parenthetical 'what'; Frequency of Syntactic Types

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1)
Date: 30-Nov-2004
From: Yordanka Kavalova < ucleyik at ucl.ac.uk >
Subject: Parenthetical 'what'

2)
Date: 01-Dec-2004
From: roy wilson < rwilson+ at pitt.edu >
Subject: Frequency of Syntactic Types



-------------------------Message 1 ----------------------------------
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 21:17:59
From: Yordanka Kavalova < ucleyik at ucl.ac.uk >
Subject: Parenthetical 'what'


Dear linguists,

I'm a PhD student and work on parentheticals in English. I'm currently
looking into parenthetical 'what' and was wondering if any of you is aware
of any previous publications/research carried out on that particular
parenthetical.

What I mean by parenthetical 'what' is illustrated in (1) and (2):

1. And I know it rhymes with The Terminator which was a big movie *what*
ten years ago. (from American Pie II)

2. These [the paintings] are huge, they are between *what* six and seven
feet long. (Fiona Bruce, BBC1, Crimewatch UK, 28 Oct 2004)

Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation. I will summarise and
post all relevant information on the LinguistList.

Kind regards,
Yordanka

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                     Syntax




-------------------------Message 2 ----------------------------------
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 21:18:03
From: roy wilson < rwilson+ at pitt.edu >
Subject: Frequency of Syntactic Types



I am interested in differences between written and spoken English in
regards to the relative frequency of syntactic types, especially adverbial
clauses. Can anyone recommend some places to look?

Roy Wilson

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)






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