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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 ...
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. ...
Intertextuality in the Digital Age
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)
This paper describes a new digital approach to intertextual study involving the creation of a free online tool for the automatic detection of parallel phrases. A test comparison of Vergil’s Aeneid and Lucan’s Civil War ...
Argument structure of Oneida kinship terms
(University of Chicago Press, 2010)
Oneida (Iroquoian) kinship terms have both nominal and verbal properties, and the verbal nature of kinship terms explains why both arguments of the relation are morphologically expressed. However, the linking of the ...
(CSLI Publications, 2014)
There are at least two distinct ways of conceiving of syntax: the set of rules that enable speakers and listeners to combine the meaning of expressions (compositional syntax), or the set of formal constraints on the ...
Focus particles, secondary meanings, and Lexical Resource Semantics: The case of Japanese 'shika'
(CSLI Publications, 2011)
Japanese has two exclusive particles shika and dake. Although traditionally, both particles were considered to be exclusive particles like only, a recent proposal claims that shika is an exceptive particle like everyone ...
Event Categorization beyond Verb Senses
Verb senses are often assumed to distinguish among different conceptual event categories. However, senses misrepresent the number of event categories expressed both within and across languages and event categories may be ...
Configuraciones temáticas atípicas y el uso de predicados complejos en perspectiva tipológica
(Universidad de Sonora, 2011)
En este estudio se examina la descripción de eventos de “separación causada a la integridad material” de un objeto (Hale & Keyser 1987) y más precisamente los eventos de “cutting” y “breaking” (C&B) – con configuraciones ...
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 ...