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Book review: Childs, G. Tucker (2003). An Introduction to African Languages
(John Benjamins, 2009-02)
Review: Stress, tone, and intonation in Creoles and contact languages (Parth Bhatt and Ingo Plag, eds.)
(John Benjamins, 2008)
There has been a fair amount of research on the prosodic systems of contact languages in recent years (see, e.g., Devonish, 2002; Good, 2004; Gooden, 2003; and Remijsen & van Heuven, 2005, among others). And, at least ...
An information structure template in Bantoid
presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, 6 January 2008
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 ...
Morphosyntactic tone raising in Saramaccan: The reanalysis of substrate phonology as tonal morphology
(Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003)
The focus of this paper is on several cases of tone raising in Saramaccan, an Atlantic creole spoken in Surinam, which appear to be best analyzed as the manifestation of morphological floating high tones. Floating tones ...
The descriptive grammar as a (meta)database
This paper presents a general model for the structure of the traditional descriptive grammar based on a survey of four printed grammars, each of which was chosen as representative of a different "genre": a "best-practice" ...
Practical language development: Whose mission?
(Linguistic Society of America, 2009)
The purpose of this paper is to acknowledge and explore the relationship between academic and mission linguistics, focusing on their main areas of overlap, language documentation and fieldwork. Our orientation is ...
A gentle introduction to metadata
Metadata is a new word based on an old concept. Any summary of the contents of a library or archive, like a card catalog, contains metadata. It is the preferred term of the technical community to refer to ``card-catalog'' ...