LINGUIST List 14.908

Thu Mar 27 2003

Qs: Temporal Pronouns, New Lexical Items

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  1. Daniel Everett, Pronouns of temporal proximity
  2. BRIDGET RICHARDSON, Contributions for collection of new lexis:computer technology

Message 1: Pronouns of temporal proximity

Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 09:50:44 +0000
From: Daniel Everett <>
Subject: Pronouns of temporal proximity

The Wari' language of Rondonia, Brazil, has a set of demonstrative
pronouns for, roughly, 'currently present', 'recently absent', and
'long absent'. The only other demonstratives are 'proximate to
speaker', 'proximate to hearer', and 'distal', i.e. roughly the
spatial counterparts of the temporal set.

I would like to know if readers of this list are aware of other
languages with temporal-based (demonstrative or other) pronoun


Dan Everett 
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Message 2: Contributions for collection of new lexis:computer technology

Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 17:03:33 +0000
Subject: Contributions for collection of new lexis:computer technology

I am doing an MA in TEFL in the University of Limerick, Ireland. The
topic of my dissertation is the introduction of new lexis concerned
with computer technology to the English language. I am compiling a
list of such lexical items and would be grateful for any suggestions
on where/how to access such items. Contributions of such data are most
welcome and appreciated. I shall post the results of my study to this
mailing list on completion of my study this October.

Sincerely yours,
Bridget Richardson. 
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