ERIC Number: ED351875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1992. University of North Dakota Session, Volume 36.
Dooley, Robert A., Ed.; Marshall, David F., Ed.
Four working papers from the 1992 Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota session, are presented. The first, "English Borrowing in Thai as Reflected in Thai Journalistic Texts," by James Kapper, looks at patterns of the influence of the English language on Thai. It is concluded that English has permeated Thai culture and society deeper than the level of the specialized bilinguals who introduced many of the loan words. "Preposed and Postposed Adverbials in English," by Stephen H. Levinsohn, describes the differences in meaning resulting from placing adverbial clauses before or after the main verb in an English sentence. In "The Role of Language in the Dissolution of the Soviet Union," by David F. Marshall, the dynamics of multiple languages and cultures, ethnic mobilization, and the dissolution of the USSR are explored. It is proposed that government policy concerning multilingualism was less to blame for ethnic tensions than Russian ethnocentrism. "Tone in Komo," by John Paul Thomas, is an analysis of sound patterns in Komo, a sub-Bantu language, focusing on tonal patterns. Rules and processes for each of three strata of tonal processes is outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bantu Languages, English, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Language Patterns, Language Research, Language Role, Linguistic Borrowing, Linguistic Theory, Politics, Semantics, Sentence Structure, Social Change, Thai, Tone Languages, Uncommonly Taught Languages, World History
SIL-UND Work Papers, c/o International Linguistic Center--Bookroom, 7500 Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Summer Inst. of Linguistics, Grand Forks, ND.
Identifiers - Location: USSR