LINGUIST List 14.657

Fri Mar 7 2003

Qs: Syntax, Lang Contact

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  1. Hans Heinrich Lieb, Qs: Present tense
  2. William Xu, Lang Contact - Loan words in modern French

Message 1: Qs: Present tense

Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 13:42:55 +0100
From: Hans Heinrich Lieb <>
Subject: Qs: Present tense

In many languages, reference to present time is made by a tense
category that either contrasts non-past time with past time (for
example, English, German) or non-future time with future time
(Burmese, for example).

Is there any language that reserves a specific tense just to present

I will post a summary.

Hans-Heinrich Lieb
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Message 2: Lang Contact - Loan words in modern French

Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2003 06:07:30 +0000
From: William Xu <>
Subject: Lang Contact - Loan words in modern French

Dear linguists,

I'm in need of the information of the state-of-art of the studies on
loan words in modern french, for example, explication of this
phenomenon within the sociolinguistic paradigm, researches on the
methods of phonological or orthographical adaptations and
nativizations. And, is there any online ressources about this problem?
Where can I find glossaries of foreign words in french which are
arranged in the order of source languages or of chronical order? Are
there any specialized websites or forums? Thank you very much.
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