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