LINGUIST List 14.354

Tue Feb 4 2003

Qs: Syntax, Conjunction Composition

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  1. Mona, Syntax
  2. Vincent DeCaen, Conjunction Composition

Message 1: Syntax

Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 20:22:08 +0300
From: Mona <>
Subject: Syntax

i'm an academic researcher in contrastve linguistis stylistics, and
i;ll be thankful if you let me know how can get access to the
contrastive estudy of syntactic relations in arabic and english,

Thanks Mona Alahmadi

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Message 2: Conjunction Composition

Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 13:10:19 -0500 (EST)
From: Vincent DeCaen <>
Subject: Conjunction Composition

dear friends,

in Russian, e.g., the conjunction "or" /ili/ is composed of the
conjunction "and" /i/ plus the particle "if/whether" /li/. two

(1) where can i find either a diachronic or synchronic treatment that
treats /ili/ "strictly compositionally" in Slavic?

(2) what other examples are there from other languages? ie, where "or"
is a combination of "and" + "X" ? vice versa? or some other
mix-and-match? thankx

Dr Vincent DeCaen
Research Associate
Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
University of Toronto

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