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William Diver papers, 1955-1989

Series II: Manuscripts, Print Outs, Conferences:

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Box 5 Folder 32 Bound copy of book-length typed manuscript, "The Italic Problem: a study of the prehistory of the Italic languages" (no date, probably early 1950's).

Box 1 Folder 20 The Relation of Latin to Oscan-Umbrian, along with handwritten notes with proposed revisions. (Dissertation), 1953

(With synopsis of Diver's dissertation)

Box 1 Folder 8 Manuscript and associated correspondence with A.R. Luria: Original Russian ms. "Регулирующая функция речи в ее развитии и распаде" and English translation "The Directive Function of Speech in Development and Dissolution Part I. Development of the Directive Function of Speech in Early Childhood" and Part II: "Dissolution of the Regulative Function of Speech in Pathological States of the Brain" (published in Word in 1959)

Box 1 Folder 18 Handouts from the Second International Columbia School Conference on Linguistics, held at the University of Virginia , October 1991

Box 1 Folder 18 Texts of conference talks by Walter Hirtle and Wallis Reid

Box 1 Folder 19 Reprints of papers by Yishai Tobin, Linda Waugh, and Robert Kirsner

Box 1 Folder 19 Printout of post to FUNKNET by Bert Peeters about functional phonology and Daniel Everett's work on Pirahã

Box 1 Folder 19 One-page abstract, "Statistics and Strategies", apparently by Joseph Davis (no date)

Box 1 Folder 19 One-page abstract, "From Synchrony to Diachrony", by Diver (no date)

Box 1 Folder 19 Printout of email correspondence between Alan Huffman and Richard Hudson (no date), about syntax and semantics; includes a contribution from Robert Kirsner

Box 2 Folder 1 Typescript of Diver's paper, "The Chronological System of the English Verb", and a table of related data, 1963

Box 2 Folder 2 Draft of "The Chronological System of the English Verb", associated notes and examples

Notes (in someone else's handwriting) on Russian case and word order


Box 2 Folder 4 Latin morphological tables

Box 2 Folder 4 Examples from Aeneid with English translation

Box 2 Folder 4 Latin examples

Box 2 Folder 4 One page of handwritten Greek examples


Box 2 Folder 5 Various drafts of talk given at Berkeley, "And Now for Something Completely Different", with two versions of handout, advertisement of talk, 14 March 1990

Box 2 Folder 5 Typescript of "points raised for discussion at Berkeley"

Box 2 Folder 5 Typescript: "Appendix: The Failure of Syntax"

Box 2 Folder 6 Diver lecture, "From Synchrony to Diachrony", with handout and outline of paper, 1990s

Box 2 Folder 7 First three pages of conference talk, "Latin -T and Latin -TUR", CAAS, April 28, 1995; abstract of talk; handout

Box 2 Folder 7 Two-page discussion of the Latin subjunctive

Box 2 Folder 7 Handouts from other people's conference presentations

Box 2 Folder 8 Typescript of talk, "Position paper: Implications of the Theory for Language Teaching", apparently given in Montreal; handwritten notes; handout

Box 2 Folder 9 Typescript of talk, "A Re-Evaluation of Greek and Latin Grammar", March 21, 1991; handout Examples of strategies of Greek verb for 'stand', 21 March 1991

Box 2 Folder 9 Handout for talk, "Human Language"; invitation to party, 22 March 1991

Box 2 Folder 10 Typescript of talk, "The Structure of Language and the Hyperkinetic Child", part of a symposium at the Medical Society of the County of Queens; ad for symposium

Box 2 Folder 11 Typescript of ms., "The Subjunctive Without Syntax", reader's report and correspondence related to possible publication in Classical World.

Box 2 Folder 12 Talk for the New Jersey Classical Association, "The Subjunctive Without Syntax", March 21, 1992; associated correspondence

Box 2 Folder 13 Handout for talk at CAAS, "The Subjunctive Without Syntax", 25 April 1992

Box 2 Folder 14 Draft ms., "Place, Focus, and the Hierarchy of Participants" mimeographed course problem with note that WD got it from (Joseph) Malone

Box 2 Folder 15 Ms. of talk, "Phonology as Human Behavior", given at the New York Academy of Sciences; mimeograph (retyped) copy of same talk, March 1975

Box 2 Folder 15 Handouts, handwritten notes, and data about phonology from various courses; Typed draft ms., "Aspirated Stops" (no date)

Box 2 Folder 16 Tables of distribution of English consonants

Box 2 Folder 16 Reprint of paper by Philip Lieberman on language evolution

Box 2 Folder 17 Diver's CV (through 1975)

Box 2 Folder 17 Description of program in Language as Communication at Columbia

Box 2 Folder 18 Ms., "English Grammar, 1983 Version, Draft 2", Vol. I Reference Grammar, includes table of contents, Introduction, The System of Number

Box 2 Folder 18 Notes, data, counts related to Greek verbs and Latin case

Box 2 Folder 18 Paper written for course taken by Diver on General Linguistics, "A Problem of Greek Phonetics", 3 June 1950

Box 2 Folder 19 Sections of ms., "The Grammars of Homeric Greek and Classical Latin, Textbook, Linguistics G6805-6806, 1987, For class use only"--miscellaneous sections not in any clear order

Box 2 Folder 19 Sections of other versions of same ms., 1984, 1987-88

Box 2 Folder 19 Section of ms. "The Grammar of Modern English; Part V Phonology; Chapter I The Theory"; notes and assignment related to that topic.

Box 2 Folder 20 Ms., "The Grammar of Modern English, Textbook, Linguistics G6801, 1984, for class use only"

Box 2 Folder 20 Ms., "The Grammar of Modern English, 1985 Version"

Box 2 Folder 20 Ms., "The Grammars of Homeric Greek and Classical Latin, Textbook, Linguistics G6803, 1984, for class use only"

Box 2 Folder 21 Talk for CAAS, "The Case of the Person Persuaded", Sept. 28, 1991; handout and examples

Box 2 Folder 22 Correspondence and readers' reports wrt attempted publication of The Grammar of Modern English and Diver's grammars of Greek and Latin, 1987

Box 2 Folder 23 Greek examples, "categorizations of the uses of the dative in the Iliad"

Box 2 Folder 23 Data on "Probability assessed interlocked with time: Greek"

Box 2 Folder 23 Evaluating the two hypotheses

Box 2 Folder 23 Continuum of strategies in the production of messages (1988), 1988

Box 2 Folder 23 Focus-Control interacting with lexical and grammatical vividness

Box 2 Folder 23 The phonological system of Classical Latin

Box 2 Folder 23 Fragments of description with examples from Latin and Greek

Box 2 Folder 23 Student paper (1987) on Latin dative by Margaret Carfagno

Box 2 Folder 23 Degree of Foregrounding for English

Box 2 Folder 23 Probability assessed

Box 2 Folder 23 Examples

Box 2 Folder 24 Student paper by Wendy Saliba on Swahili prepositional suffix

Box 2 Folder 24 Reprint of Keenan's paper on "Universal Definition of 'Subject'"

Box 2 Folder 24 Ms., "On Defining the Discipline", paper read at UCLA, May 17, 1979; handout for talk

Box 2 Folder 24 Handout on the theory of language

Box 2 Folder 24 Greek and Latin participants in focus

Box 2 Folder 24 Folder labeled ISO with description and data on "Indicative, Subjunctive, Optative" in Greek

Box 2 Folder 25 Bibliography of Columbia School of Linguistics, 19 January 1988

Box 2 Folder 25 Sections of English Grammar, some in different versions

Box 2 Folder 26 Ms., "Re-Analysis of the Latin 'reflexive pronoun'", presented at the 14th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, February 1984

Box 2 Folder 27 Miscellaneous segments of Greek and Latin grammar; examples and course handouts

Box 2 Folder 28 Ms., "Synopsis of English Grammar (Short version), Revision of 1992 (With cosmetic changes in 1994)"

Box 2 Folder 28 Printout of email from David Zubin on semantic case, 5 May 1994

Box 2 Folder 28 Handout captioned "Rutgers Seminar", with examples from non-native speakers of English

Box 2 Folder 28 Letter regarding brain and language

Box 2 Folder 29 Correspondence between Diver and Dwight Bolinger about December 1979 discussion group at Modern Language Association

Box 2 Folder 29 Handouts from discussion group on General Linguistics organized by Dwight Bolinger, with talks by Otheguy, Reid, Zubin and Kirsner, introduced by Diver, Dec. 28, 1979

Box 2 Folder 29 Mimeo for handout, "On Defining the Discipline", UCLA, May 1979

Box 2 Folder 29 Invitation from UCLA Graduate Linguistics Circle for Diver to give a talk there, February 1979

Box 2 Folder 29 Miscellaneous counts and data

Box 2 Folder 30 Handout of talk, no title or venue specified (1975 CV lists "Linguistics Without Philosophy" at the Colloquium of the Washington Linguistics Club)

Box 2 Folder 30 Handout of talk, "DO", no venue specified (1975 CV lists "Theory and Analysis: the Auxiliary do," at the Colloquium of the Center for Applied Linguistics)

Box 2 Folder 30 Description of the Language as Communication program at Columbia

Box 2 Folder 31 Notes for revision of paper on Indo-European sound change

Box 2 Folder 31 Paper by Diver for Indo-European 203

Box 2 Folder 31 Handwritten ms. for "Diachronic Treatment of Indo-Iranian Phonology"

Box 2 Folder 31 Paper by W.S. Allen, "Some problems of palatalization in Greek"; letter from Allen

Box 2 Folder 32 Diver's notes on others' work, especially Chomsky

Box 2 Folder 32 Question for final exam

Box 2 Folder 32 Mimeographed diagram of generative grammar

Box 2 Folder 32 Handwritten analysis of generative grammar, ending "Comes the revolution"

Box 3 Folder 2 Handout on Homeric relative pronouns

Box 3 Folder 2 Twenty eight-page ms. on Homeric pronouns

Box 3 Folder 2 Data and notes on analysis of Homeric Greek pronouns, especially the "relative pronoun"

Box 3 Folder 2 Handout on Homeric pronoun

Box 3 Folder 3 Notes on Homeric Greek dual, including reprints of some related papers by others

Box 3 Folder 3 Text and handout from a talk about the dual, 9/26/86, unspecified venue

Box 3 Folder 3 Handout "Correlates of the dual"

Box 3 Folder 3 Handout "The dual"

Box 3 Folder 4 Notes and examples about English possessives: The genitive case

Box 3 Folder 5 Notes on Greek and Latin grammar, including pages from his grammars

Box 3 Folder 6 Draft manuscript, "On Defining the Discipline"

Box 3 Folder 7 Notes on use of χ2 for counts: "Interaction of meanings, systems, and lexicon", "Theory of the nature of language", "Structure of the discipline", Horsen problem, "The human factor; the grammatical periphery", "The role of inference in the identification of signals", Other notes

Box 3 Folder 8 Conference IV: Abstract and handout of paper "From Synchrony to Diachrony", presented at the 4th International Columbia School Conference on Linguistics, February 1995; Other conference-related materials, 1994-1995

Box 3 Folder 9 Scripta Minora (undated--1970's?): Various mimeographed handouts: "Delineation of the Discipline"; "Occurrence"; "Inferential Expertise"; "χ2"; Typed quotation from paper by Geoffrey Sampson about linguistics and philosophy

Box 3 Folder 10 Typed drafts and handwritten notes on the modal system of the English verb

Box 3 Folder 11 Applications of Linguistics to Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Typed text of lecture, "Applications of Recent Developments in Linguistics to the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language", unspecified venue and date

Box 3 Folder 17 Inf. Exp. (1960's?): Handwritten notes, data, and handout about Inferential Expertise

Box 3 Folder 19 1982 draft of The Grammar of Modern English, Textbook, Linguistics G4801, "For class use only"

Box 3 Folder 20 1982 draft of The Grammars of the Classical Languages, Textbook, Linguistics G6801, "For class use only"

Box 3 Folder 21 1983 version of The Grammar of Modern English, with some handwritten annotations

Box 3 Folder 23 English (1960's?): Notes and examples of English grammar, including some critical comments in what looks like Erica García's handwriting

Box 3 Folder 24 Comparative Linguistics (1960's): Mimeographed course handouts, with some annotations; "Limitations of the comparative method"; "General problem"; Paper by Gilbert Davidowitz, "The Relationship Between Semitic and Indo-European"

Box 3 Folder 26 Talk on Theory. Typed draft of introduction to a book (title not mentioned) about Diver's approach to linguistic theory

Box 3 Folder 26 Latin (1960s): Notes for Diver's course on the Structure of the Latin Language; Typed draft of essay on Latin subjunctive (7 pp.) and syntax (17 pp.)

Box 3 Folder 27 Notes for various courses, esp. Theories of Grammar, 1960-s-1980: Handouts, notes, data for various courses: Linguistics G4108x, 4104x, G8005x, G8001 Classical Philology, 8701x; Handout "Evolution of Grammatical Systems"; Handout "Greek: Participants and Focus"; Handout "Development of System of Participants"; Handout "Grammatical evolution"