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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
Book review: Childs, G. Tucker (2003). An Introduction to African Languages
(John Benjamins, 2009-02)
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 ...