[Lingtyp] Truc, machin and friends

Timur Maisak timur.maisak at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 08:23:27 UTC 2023

Dear Raffaele,
you can find some relevant data in the 2010 *Fillers, Pauses and
Placeholders <https://benjamins.com/catalog/tsl.93>* volume.
Among the recent publications, I recommend a paper by Seraku et al. (2022)
<https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/flin-2022-2030/html>, which
provides the data from East Asian languages and also an overview of
relevant literature.

Very best,
Timur Maisak

чт, 9 мар. 2023 г. в 11:08, Raffaele Simone <raffaele.simone at uniroma3.it>:

> Dear friends and colleagues,
> I am preparing a paper on that group of general-generic words that are
> used to designate entities whose name you do not know or do not remember,
> or whose name you do not want to remember or that, simply, have no name in
> a language.
> I’m referring to “nouns” like French "truc" and "machin", Italian "coso",
> "arnese", "aggeggio", or, for people, Italian "tizio", "tipo", Spanish
> "tío", “fulano”, English "dude" etc. They form apparently a special word
> class and implement a particular way of designating.
> The situation in the European languages I am familiar with seems very
> fragmented and discontinuous: some languages do have sets of dedicated or
> semidedicated words for that function, but most don’t, as far as I see.
> Does any of you have examples from other languages and, if any,
> bibliographic references?
> Thanks,
> Raffaele
> ==============
> Emeritus Professor, Università Roma Tre
> Hon C Lund University
> Membre de l'Académie Royale de Belgique
> Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France
> Accademico (corrispondente) della Crusca
> Prix de l'Institut de France-Fondation Bonnefous 2022
> ===============
> Attività e pubblicazioni // Activity and publications
> http://uniroma3.academia.edu/RaffaeleSimone
> _______________________________________________
> Lingtyp mailing list
> Lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org
> https://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/lingtyp
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/lingtyp/attachments/20230309/d80671a4/attachment-0001.htm>

More information about the Lingtyp mailing list