Research request

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at CCAT.SAS.UPENN.EDU
Thu Jun 24 15:07:49 UTC 2004

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To members of the S. Asia language and linguistics community:

Francoise Ratzlaff <francoiseratzlaff at> at Osaka University,
Japan, has asked me to forward this message, a request for help with data
from various S. Asian languages about the use of the copula and/or verb
'to have' and their grammaticalization as auxiliaries in various
languages.  Please reply to her if you have anything to contribute, or any

H. Schiffman

 ---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 10:19:10 -0400 (EDT)
To: francoise ratzlaff <francoiseratzlaff at>

On Mon, 21 Jun 2004, francoise ratzlaff wrote:

> I wish to publish an article  about auxiliation, with "to be" in the Present Perfect
> across languages, not only related to the Indo -European branch. Since this paper is
> dealing with more than 20 languages  which I have been studying with native speakers
> for the last two decades, I wish to reach  typologists and speakers of these
> languages. I added some suggestions from Professor C. Hagège from the Collège de
> France, and Professor J. Breuillard from Paris IV, Sorbonne, former President of the
> Société Linguistique de Paris.

> Françoise Ratzlaff
> Osaka University, Japan
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