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A Grand Challenge for Linguistics: Scaling Up and Integrating Models
The preeminent grand challenge facing the field of linguistics is the integration of theories and analyses from different levels of linguistic structure and aspects of language use to develop comprehensive models of language. ...
A (micro-)accretion zone in a remnant zone? Lower Fungom in areal-historical perspective
(John Benjamins, 2013)
It will be argued here that the notion of an accretion zone is valuable for understanding the linguistic situation of Lower Fungom, and the ways in which the region diverges from exemplary cases of accretion zones make ...
Valuing technology: Finding the linguist’s place in a new technological universe
(John Benjamins, 2011)
The focus of this paper is on the relationship between technology and language documentation and description. It is largely inspired by Bird and Simons (2003), or more specifically, section 4 of that paper (Bird and ...
Quantifying Language Dynamics: Introduction
Paradigmatic complexity in pidgins and creoles
(Edinburgh University Press, 2015)
The last decade has seen increasing attention paid to questions of grammatical complexity, in particular regarding the extent to which some languages can be said to be more “complex” than others, whether globally or with ...
Topic and focus fields in Naki
(John Benjamins, 2010)
Naki, a mostly undescribed Bantoid language of Northwest Cameroon with SVO as its canonical word order, makes use of an interesting information-structure encoding construction wherein a non-object focused element is ...
Morphosyntax of Two Turkish Subject Pronominal Paradigms
(John Benjamins, 2005)
Turkish exhibits two different sets of subject ‘agreement markers’ which show different morphosyntactic behavior from each other. It is argued here that one set of these markers are morphological suffixes while the other ...
The ecology of documentary and descriptive linguistics
This paper will propose a model of the “ecology” of documentary and descriptive linguistic research. I use the term ecology, here, as a designation for the set of individuals, resources, tools, and actions that are ...
The Vowel Systems of California Hokan
While reconstructions of Proto-Hokan forms exist, it has not yet been possible to provide a detailed analysis of the sound changes required to relate reconstructed forms to attested forms. As a result, even though the ...