LINGUIST List 14.1097

Mon Apr 14 2003

Qs: Threshold Hypothesis, Ger Relative Clauses

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  1. Evelyn Naudorf, Threshold Hypothesis
  2. sheida shamkani, queries

Message 1: Threshold Hypothesis

Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2003 04:28:34 +0000
From: Evelyn Naudorf <>
Subject: Threshold Hypothesis

I am working on a MA thesis about Jim Cummins and his influential
threshold hypothesis in relation to the notion of semilingualism of
migrant children which still seems to be of interest in the field of
bilingual education. I am interested in recent (past three years or
so) studies on Cummins' hypothesis - either confirming his framework
and conclusions or rejecting it. Until now, I am aware of the critical
work of J. MacSwan, A. Hawson and M. Takakuwa. Did I miss some
important critics? And is anybody aware of recent research confirming
the threshold hypothesis? I'd also be interested in studies or
research being done on this topic in a specific German context. Thanks
a lot and of course, I'll post a summary.
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Message 2: queries

Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 01:23:58 +0000
From: sheida shamkani <>
Subject: queries

Hi There

I would like to know if there is any analysis of German relative
clauses within the framework of generative gr.

Thanks in advance. 

Subject-Language: German, Standard; Code: GER 
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