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What are we trying to preserve? Diversity, change, and ideology at the edge of the Cameroonian Grassfields
(Oxford University Press, 2014)
Discussions of endangered languages often frame language death as being associated with the loss of knowledge as embedded in a particular language. At the same time, it is also clear that the losses associated with ...
Languoid, Doculect and Glossonym: Formalizing the Notion ‘Language’
(University of Hawaii Press, 2013)
It is perfectly reasonable for laypeople and non-linguistic scholars to use names for languages without reflecting on the proper definition of the objects referred to by these names. Simply using a name like English or ...
Affix-placement variation in Turkish
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 ...
Clause combining in Chechen
(John Benjamins, 2003)
Chechen exhibits three major strategies for the combination of clauses: coordination, chaining, and subordination. The major formal characteristics of these three traditional categories of clause linking are discussed ...
Can GOLD “cope” with WALS? Retrofitting an ontology onto the World Atlas of Language Structures
The World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS, Haspelmath et al. 2005) is a large-scale “database of databases” consisting of 141 typological databases, covering a wide range of grammatical features, joined into one ...
Implementation for discovery: A bipartite lexicon to support morphological and syntactic analysis
(Chicago Linguistic Society, 2009)
The purpose of this paper is to present and justify aspects of the Montage model of morphology. Montage (Bender et al. 2004) is a long-term project with the goal of building a suite of software tools to assist linguists ...
Modeling and Encoding Traditional Wordlists for Machine Applications
(Association for Computational Linguistics, 2010)
This paper describes work being done on the modeling and encoding of a legacy resource, the traditional descriptive wordlist, in ways that make its data accessible to NLP applications. We describe an abstract model ...
When arguments become adjuncts: Split configurationality in Leggbó
(Chicago Linguistic Society, 2007)
Leggbó is an Upper Cross language of the Niger-Congo family spoken by about 60,000 people in southeastern Nigeria. In affirmative sentences, it shows SVO word order, but in negative sentences, it shows SOV order. ...