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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 ...
Reconstructing morpheme order in Bantu: The case of causativization and applicativization
(John Benjamins, 2005)
The morphological ordering relationships among a set of valence-changing suffixes found throughout the Bantu family have been of theoretical interest in a number of synchronic studies of the daughter languages. However, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Split prosody and creole simplicity: The case of Saramaccan
Saramaccan, an Atlantic creole whose lexifier languages are Portuguese and English, has a “split” prosodic system wherein the majority of its words are marked for pitch accent but an important minority are marked for ...
Montage: Leveraging advances in grammar engineering, linguistic ontologies, and mark-up for the documentation of underdescribed languages
(Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 2004)
The Montage project aims to develop a suite of software tools which will assist field linguists in organizing and analyzing the data they collect while at the same time producing resources which are easily discoverable ...
A Sketch of Atsugewi Phonology
The purpose of this paper is to give a sketch of Atsugewi phonology, with particular attention to phonological processes found in the verb. Atsugewi is a (probably) extinct language of the Hokan stock once spoken in far ...
An information structure template in Bantoid
presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, 6 January 2008
How to become a “Kwa” noun
(Springer Netherlands, 2012-03-21)
An important problem of comparative Niger-Congo morphology is understanding the processes that relate word structures in languages of the isolating “Kwa” type to those of the agglutinating “Bantu” type. A salient sub-problem ...
Beyond the ancestral code: Towards a model for sociolinguistic language documentation
(University of Hawaii Press, 2014)
Most language documentation efforts focus on capturing lexico-grammatical information on individual languages. Comparatively little effort has been devoted to considering a language’s sociolinguistic contexts. In parts ...