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Query Subject:   Tracing Korean Linguistics conference paper
Author:   Kezia Ralphs
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics

Query:   I'm trying to trace a paper presented at the International Conference
on Koren Linguistics (Osaka, c.1990). The paper is by Kyong-Sook
Song and it is called ''Comparative analysis of English and Korean
discourse: spoken and written narrative.'' If there is anyone who
holds a copy of this or knows where one could be obtained I would
be very grateful. The paper is required for a PHD student in the
Linguistics department at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Kezia Ralphs

Interlibrary Loans & Document Delivery
University of Auckland Library
Private Bag 92109
Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: 61 9 373 7599 ext 7559
Fax: 61 9 373 7092

Thu, 05 Nov 1998 23:07:04 +0000
M. Lynne Murphy
Word association & literacy

I've been told that word association results for illiterate adults are
rather like results for children--that their responses are more
syntagmatic than paradigmatic. I cannot, however, seem to find any
source that proves or refers to this alleged fact. Can anyone out
there clue me in?

Thanks in advance,
Lynne Murphy

M. Lynne Murphy
Assistant Professor in Linguistics
Department of English
Baylor University
PO Box 97404
Waco, TX 76798

Fri, 6 Nov 1998 00:20:25 -0500 (EST)
Bert Vaux

I am currently collecting expressions for the ''sunshower'' in the languages
of the world. The term ''sunshower'' refers to the natural phenomenon of
a light rain falling when the sun is shining. Many languages have
interesting expressions associated with this phenomenon, such as ''the
devil's beating his wife'' (and variants thereof) in parts of the
English-speaking world, ''the foxes are getting married'' or ''foxes'
wedding'' in Japanese and some dialects of English, ''the wolf is giving
birth'' in some dialects of Armenian, and so on. In my experience, the
non-trivial expressions of this sort typically involve the wedding or
birth of an animal or ''marked'' human, such as a widow.
Unfortunately, dictionaries and other reference works generally do not
contain these expressions for the sunshower. I would therefore be very
interested to hear any such words or expressions used in the languages
spoken and/or studied by the readers of this list, and I will be happy to
post a summary of the responses received.


Bert Vaux
Asst. Professor of Linguistics
Harvard University
LL Issue: 9.1565
Date posted: 07-Nov-1998


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