LINGUIST List 16.2266|
Wed Jul 27 2005
Qs: Australian Eng Corpora; Agreement on Unaccusatives
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Australian English Corpora
Double Agreement on Unaccusatives
Message 1: Australian English Corpora
From: Eleni Petraki <eleni.petrakioptusnet.com.au>
Subject: Australian English Corpora
I am interested in finding out corpora of Australian English that may be
available either online or on the market. I would like to buy a corpus for
the university to be used by both ESL teachers and students and would also
like to recommend websites that may be useful for ESL/EFL preservice
teachers. Any information would be appreciated.
Are there any international English corpora that i could also have a look at?
Dr Eleni Petraki
School of Languages, International Studies and Tourism
University of Canberra,
Bruce, ACT, Australia.
Phone: +61 2 62015219
Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Message 2: Double Agreement on Unaccusatives
From: Christopher Johns <c.s.r.johnsdur.ac.uk>
Subject: Double Agreement on Unaccusatives
I'm looking for a language that has the following properties:
1) subject and object agreement in person and number in transitive clauses
(either accusative or ergative pattern or both)
e.g. We 1P-carry-3S book 'We are carrying a book' (word/morpheme order
2) agreement in person and number with the sole argument of unaccusatives
in the agreement site of *both subject and object*
e.g. You 2S-go-2S to Boston 'You are going to Boston' (again
word/morpheme order not important)
I understand that this is the pattern for Basque synthetic verbs, but since only
a small subset of Basque verbs are synthetic, I'd really like to find a language
where the phenomenon is more general.
3) I'd also be interested in languages which have agreement as in 1, but
where the second agreement site is defective in the case of an
e.g. You 2S-go-S to Boston 'You are going to Boston'
Thanks in advance for any leads.
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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