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The phonetics of tone in Saramaccan
(John Benjamins, 2006)
This paper presents the results of a preliminary investigation of the phonetics of tone in Saramaccan, an Atlantic creole spoken in Surinam. Saramaccan has traditionally been described as exhibiting a lexical contrast ...
Tonal classes in Itunyoso Trique person morphology
(De Gruyter Mouton, 2016)
Otomanguean languages possess some of the most complex tonal inventories among the languages of the world. According to the World Atlas of Linguistic Structures, approximately 41.8% of the world’s languages (220/527) are ...
Loanwords in Saramaccan, an English-based Atlantic creole of Suriname
(Mouton de Gruyter, 2009)
Saramaccan is an Atlantic creole spoken primarily in Suriname, though there are also speakers in French Guiana as well as a substantial diaspora population in the Netherlands. The fifteenth edition of the Ethnologue ...
The point of talking is to describe the way the world is, the way it changes or stays the same. Verbs play a critical role in that endeavor. Intuitively, verbs (or, more precisely, verb senses) describe categories of ...
Strong linearity and the typology of templates
The term template is commonly employed in linguistic description and analysis when salient aspects of the linear arrangement of the subconstituents of some larger constituent appear to be specified independently ...
Use of Conservation Easements by Local Governments
(American Bar Association, 2012)
This chapter (which is in the Greening Local Government book published by ABA Publishing and edited by Patty Salkin and Keith Hirokawa) briefly introduces conservation easements, explains how local governments can use them, ...
Yucatec demonstratives in interaction: Spontaneous vs. elicited data
(John Benjamins, 2012)
This chapter compares Hanks‟ (1990, 2005) „practice‟ approach to the demonstratives of Yucatec Maya based on the recording of spontaneously occurring interactions to the results obtained by the author with the elicitation ...
The language-specificity of Conceptual Structure: Path, Fictive Motion, and time relations
(Oxford University Press, 2010)
This chapter addresses the encoding of spatial semantics at Conceptual Structure (CS) in the framework proposed by Jackendoff (1983, 1987, 1996, 2002). The central question concerns the aspects of the representation ...
Responses to upward and downward social comparisons: The impact of esteem-relevance and perceived control
(L. Erlbaum Associates, 1991)