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An information structure template in Bantoid
presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, 6 January 2008
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 ...
Review of Contribution de la linguistique `a l’histoire des peuples du Gabon: La m´ethode comparative et son application au bantu by Patrick Mouguiama-Daouda.
(John Benjamins, 2008)
While the basic genetic unity of the Bantu family has been recognized for a century and a half (see Schadeberg (2003: 144–146)), important aspects of its internal composition and external relationships remain poorly ...
The Berkeley Interlinear Text Collector (BITC)
The Berkeley Interlinear Text Collector (BITC) is a system for collecting interlinear texts and is especially designed for group collaboration. BITC is installed on a network server, and users access BITC through a web ...
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'' ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...