LINGUIST List 9.175

Thu Feb 5 1998

Qs: Valency, Anglicisms in French, Russian

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  1. Elke Hentschel, query: Grammars of different languages
  2. Jim Walker, Francophones and anglicisms
  3. Michael Ullman, Russian word list on-line

Message 1: query: Grammars of different languages

Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 13:44:51 +0200
From: Elke Hentschel <>
Subject: query: Grammars of different languages

Dear colleagues,

I'm writing an article on "The concept of valency in standard grammars"
for the international handbook _Dependency and Valency_. It seems to me
that the concept, while being widely used in German grammars, is rather
rare in grammars of other languages; but maybe I've overlooked
something. Does anybody know a grammar of, say, English, French, Russian
(or any other language) that makes use of the concept? I'd appriciate
any help, and of course I'll send a summary to the list.


elke hentschel
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Message 2: Francophones and anglicisms

Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 12:24:29 +0100
From: Jim Walker <>
Subject: Francophones and anglicisms

I am studying the attitudes that francophone speakers have towards the
anglicisms that there are in their language. This study is trying to be as
global as possible, and I am sending out (written) questionnaires to a
variety of places. I am seeking to develop the extent of the survey, and
would therefore be extrememly grateful if any of you are working in a
French-speaking university, or have friends who do, and would be willing to
distribute a number of these questionnaires to your students. I'm
particularly interested in the African nations, but I'd be delighted to
hear from people from elsewhere.

Thank you very much for your time

Jim Walker
D\233partement des Etudes Anglaises et Nord Am\233ricaines
Universit\233 des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg
22 rue Ren\233 Descartes

Tel: (+33) (0)3 88 41 73 74
Fax: (+33) (0)3 88 60 76 61

9 place Henry Dunant

Tel: (+33) (0)3 88 14 02 07
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Message 3: Russian word list on-line

Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 14:02:07 -0500
From: Michael Ullman <>
Subject: Russian word list on-line

I have been told that the book by A.A.Zalizniak which lists
Russian words by final letters
(Grammaticheskii slovar', Moscow: "Russkii Iazyk" 1977 and later eds)
exists on-line. Can anyone refer me to a computerized version of the
word list in this book (whether or not it's on the Web)?

Thank you very much,

Michael Ullman

 Michael Ullman
 Assistant Professor
 Georgetown Institute for Cognitive and Computational Sciences (GICCS)
 3970 Reservoir Rd, NW
 Georgetown University
 Washington DC 20007
 Tel: Office: 202-687-6064 Lab: 202-687-6896
 Fax: 202-687-6914
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