LINGUIST List 9.1127

Mon Aug 10 1998

Qs: Morphology, Nominals, Verbs, Cyrillic

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  1. Carl Rubino, Soliciting Morphology Problems
  2. Reuben Woolley, Compound Nominal Groups
  3. StThGries, English GO+AND+VERB Constructions
  4. WEN-CHAO LI, Cyrillic Romanization

Message 1: Soliciting Morphology Problems

Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 09:19:35 -0400
From: Carl Rubino <>
Subject: Soliciting Morphology Problems

 The reason I am writing is to inform you about my new
Morphology work problems book to be published by Greenwood Press. I
am soliciting problems in morphology from all over the world to be
used in undergraduate and graduate linguistics classes. Because my
data comes mostly from Austronesian and Papuan languages, I am trying
to solicit problems from other language families that exhibit
different issues of interest.
 If you have any morphology problems you would like to publish
in the book, please contact me. All contributors will be credited in
the front material and also in the problem itself. Also, if you know
of anyone there who would be interested in publishing their morphology
problems in a volume such as this one, please let me know. (Published
problems must be on a real language).
 Thank you for your time and all the best from Canberra,

Dr. Carl Rubino
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology
F-Block OAA
Australian National University,
Canberra, ACT 0200, AUSTRALIA
Phone: +61 2 6249 5108 (Office)
 +61 2 6249 0012 (Centre)
Fax: +61 2 6249 0332
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Message 2: Compound Nominal Groups

Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 17:50:00 +0200
From: Reuben Woolley <>
Subject: Compound Nominal Groups

I'm studying the syntactic and semantic construction and relationships
of compound nominal groups and ideational grammatical metaphor
(nominalisation). I'm looking for relevant studies and descriptions
within any grammatical description: Systemic Functional Grammar, X-bar
theory, etc. My study is based on medical interest but I would be
interested in analyses of CNGs in any genre and for any purpose
(teaching, machine translation, etc.). I'll post a summary of the
references I receive.

I've already read:

Halliday and Martin, 1992. "Writing Science: Literary and Discursive
Power". London and Washington, D.C.: The Falmer Press.

Halliday, MAK. 1994. "An Introduction to Functional Grammar". London:

Dubois, BL. 1981. "The Construction of Noun Phrases in Biomedical
Journal Articles": in Hoedt, J. et al. "Pragmatics and
LSP. Copenhagen.

Chomsky, N. 1970. "Remarks on Nominalisation". in Jacobs, R. and
Rosenbaum, P. (eds.) "Readings in Transformational Grammar". Waltham,
Mass.: Ginn and Company.

Quirk, R. et al. 1985. "A Comprehensive Grammar of the English
Language". London: Longman.

Ravelli, LJ. 1988. "Grammatical Metaphor: an Initial Analysis": in
Steiner, EH and Veltman, R (eds.) "Pragmatics, Discourse and Text:
Some Systematically-Inspired Approaches". New YOrk and London: Pinter.

Salager-Meyer, F. "The lexis of Fundamental Medical English:
Classificatory Framework and Rhetorical Function". "Reading in Foreign
Language, Vol.1/1.

Salager-Meyer, F. 1985. "Syntax and Semantics of Compound Nominal
Phrases in Medical English Literature: A Comparative Study with
Spanish". "English for Specific Purposes Newsletter". Universidad de
Los Andes, Venezuela.

Reuben Woolley
c/ Almagro, 5
50004 Zaragoza, Spain
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Message 3: English GO+AND+VERB Constructions

Date: Sun, 9 Aug 1998 16:26:36 +0200
From: StThGries <>
Subject: English GO+AND+VERB Constructions

I am looking for references (and other helpful hints) regarding the
English GO+AND+VERB construction (as in 'You've GONE AND UPSET her
again'), as well as corresponding constructions with other verbs (such
as run+and+verb, come+and+verb, try+and+verb, etc.). My main interest
is with the semantics of the construction, but any information about
its syntax is, of course, also welcome. If anyone is aware of similar
constructions in other languages (such as the take+and+verb
construction described for Swedish by Lena Ekberg), please let me

I am also (if somewhat less) interested in the (possibly related)
construction type where two bare verbs are coordinated without a
conjunction: go+verb, come+verb, etc. (I am aware of the discussion of
this construction initiated by Richard Ingham a few years ago on the
Linguist list). Thank you all very much for your help. Anatol
Stefanowitsch <>

Please send any answers to his query directly to his email adress
given above. If there are enough replies, I will post a summary of
the answers he got. Thanks a lot in advance

Stefan Th. Gries
Privat / Home:
Kraepelinweg 27
22081 Hamburg
Deutschland / FRG
Tel./Phone & Fax: ++49 40 29822816

Buero / Office:
Seminar fuer Englische Sprache & Kultur
Universitaet Hamburg
Von-Melle-Park 6
20146 Hamburg
Deutschland / FRG
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Message 4: Cyrillic Romanization

Date: 7 Aug 98 17:07:53 America/Fort_Wayne
From: WEN-CHAO LI <>
Subject: Cyrillic Romanization

I was wondering if anyone could recommend any good references that
compare and describe in detail different Cyrillic romanization
systems. The booklets and tables I have come across give vague names
to certain systems, e.g. "the international scholarly system", "the
official Russian system" ..., which sound dubious in citation. I
would appreciate any pointers on the state of the art in this area.

Chris W.C. Li (D.Phil.), Lecturer
Institute of Linguistics, Asian & Slavic Languages & Literatures
University of Minnesota
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