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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 ...
Slouching towards deponency: A family of mismatches in the Bantu verb stem
(Oxford University, 2007)
Most Bantu languages have a set of highly productive verbal derivational suffixes which alter the argument structure and semantics of basic verb roots. One example of such a suffix is the Causative, which gives a verb ...
Morphosyntax of Two Turkish Subject Pronominal Paradigms
(North East Linguistic Society, 2000)
This paper begins with a presentation of a split in the morphosyntactic behavior of two suffixing subject pronominal paradigms in Turkish in section 1. In section 2, we argue that this split is a result of one paradigm ...
Morphosyntactic reduplication in Chechen and Ingush
(Chicago Linguistic Society, 2001)
Chechen and Ingush, two closely related Nakh languages spoken in the northern Caucasus, exhibit an interesting verbal doubling construction which we claim is an example of morphosyntactic reduplication.
Automatic Learning of Grammatical Encoding
Avenue (Probst et al., 2002, Monson et al., 2004, Lavie et al., 2003, Font-Llitjoset al.,2005)1 is a machine translation system that automatically learns translation rules between two languages. In the Avenue scenario, one ...