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Invariance in argument realization: The case of Iroquoian
(Linguistic Society of America, 2015)
The relevance of the concepts of local syntactic selection and constraints on locally selected dependents in modeling how arguments are syntactically realized has been virtually unchallenged and is assumed to be universal. ...
The (non-)universality of syntactic selection and functional application
(Editions du CNRS, 2012)
Nothing beats diversity for finding out what is truly universal about natural languages. But the importance of diversity goes beyond the obvious fact that universality can be recognized only in the face of diversity. ...
Review: The Polysynthesis Parameter
(Linguistic Society of America, 1998-03)
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 ...
Morphological Complexity a la Oneida
(Oxford University Press, 2015)
This chapter is about one particularly rich part of the verbal inflection of Oneida, a polysynthetic Iroquoian language. Morphological referencing of event participants in Oneida is achieved via a system of fifty-eight ...