LINGUIST List 8.1588

Wed Nov 5 1997

Qs: Colman on Lexical Mortality, Syntax, Anglicisms

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  1. Giovanni Iamartino, Colman on Lexical Mortality etc
  2. Johanna Rubba, School-age Syntax
  3. Jessica Verkaik, Anglicisms in French Advertisements

Message 1: Colman on Lexical Mortality etc

Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 23:35:21 +0100
From: Giovanni Iamartino <>
Subject: Colman on Lexical Mortality etc

Dear Linguists,
	a colleague asked me to trace the precise and complete reference of a
paper read by R. Colman (?) at the 5th International Conference on English
Historical Linguistics held in Cambridge in 1987; the subject of the paper
was lexical mortality and innovation in English. Can anyone email me the
complete title of this paper, editor(s) of the Proceedings, publishers etc,
 Thank you.

Giovanni Iamartino
Associate Professor of History of English
University of Milan, Italy 
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Message 2: School-age Syntax

Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 15:13:16 -0800 (PST)
From: Johanna Rubba <>
Subject: School-age Syntax

I am looking for recent research (especially summaries) of children's
syntactic development during the school years. I have looked through two
recent language acquisition textbooks, Berko-Gleason's 'The Development of
Language' and Owens' 'Language Development'. Most of the research they
cite is either rather old or focuses on particular constructions such as
passive or anaphora.

I teach a class for future language arts teachers and would like to give
them an overview of how children's syntax increases in complexity over the
school years, in terms of increase in types and frequency of
subordination, as well as mastery of sentence types such as clefts,
pseudo-clefts, etc.

Any tips or references would be appreciated. I will post a summary to the

Johanna Rubba	Assistant Professor, Linguistics ~
English Department, California Polytechnic State University ~
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 ~
Tel. (805)-756-2184 E-mail: ~ 
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Message 3: Anglicisms in French Advertisements

Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 12:54:33 +0100
From: Jessica Verkaik <JVERKAIKcip.lili.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE>
Subject: Anglicisms in French Advertisements

I am a student of English and French and I am just about writing my 
final thesis. The subject is "Anglicisms in advertisements published 
in French computer magazines". Although there is quite some 
information on Anglicisms used in other kinds of magazines and 
newspapers, I haven't found much material on this specific topic yet. 
Could anybody give me some advice, suggestions, tips, etc.?
Many thanks for your help in advance.

Jessica Verkaik
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