LINGUIST List 9.1381

Mon Oct 5 1998

Qs: Hist. of wh-movement, Online Lang. Courses

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  1. Gisbert Fanselow, History of wh-movement
  2. Sabine Siekmann, Online Language Courses

Message 1: History of wh-movement

Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 13:39:01 +0100 (MET)
From: Gisbert Fanselow <>
Subject: History of wh-movement

Does anybody know anything about the following questions:

a. how does a language acquire a rule of obligatory fronting of
b. how does a language lose such a rule?

If I get interesting replies, a summary will be posted.


Gisbert Fanselow
Gisbert Fanselow
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Message 2: Online Language Courses

Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 11:36:12 -0600
From: Sabine Siekmann <>
Subject: Online Language Courses

Hello Fellow Linguists,

For my thesis I am developing a supplemental online course for a German
class. I am using WebCT and mainly provide them with an opportunity to
practice grammar, find out cultural information about Germany and do
online discussion and chat. 

I would like to get into contact with people who are working on similar
projects (could be other languages or classes that are taught entirely
online). I would also like to get in touch with people who can point me
in the right direction to find background information on such projects.

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated,

Sabine Siekmann
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