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An information structure template in Bantoid
presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, 6 January 2008
Typologizing grammatical complexities or Why creoles may be paradigmatically simple but syntagmatically average
(John Benjamins, 2012)
An important theme in work attempting to situate creoles with respect to non-creoles typologically is the extent to which it can be said that creole grammars are relatively simple from a cross-linguistic perspective. ...
Tone and accent in Saramaccan: Charting a deep split in the phonology of a language
Saramaccan, an Atlantic creole spoken in Surinam, has traditionally been analyzed as exhibiting a high-tone/low-tone opposition in its lexicon. However, while it is true that part of its lexicon exhibits a robust high/low ...
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 ...
The descriptive grammar as a (meta)database
This paper presents a general model for the structure of the traditional descriptive grammar based on a survey of four printed grammars, each of which was chosen as representative of a different "genre": a "best-practice" ...
A gentle introduction to metadata
Metadata is a new word based on an old concept. Any summary of the contents of a library or archive, like a card catalog, contains metadata. It is the preferred term of the technical community to refer to ``card-catalog'' ...
A twice-mixed creole? Tracing the history of a prosodic split in the Saramaccan lexicon
(Studies in Language, 2009-04)
Saramaccan, a maroon creole of Suriname, shows evidence of having a split lexicon where the majority of its words are marked for pitch accent but an important minority are marked for tone. The basic origins of this split ...
The Typology of Templates
(Language and Linguistics Compass, 2011-09)
The notion of a template has been used in a number of linguistic domains to refer to grammatical patterns where the form of some linguistic constituent appears to be well conceptualized as consisting of a fixed linear ...