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Beyond the ancestral code: Towards a model for sociolinguistic language documentation
(University of Hawaii Press, 2014)
Most language documentation efforts focus on capturing lexico-grammatical information on individual languages. Comparatively little effort has been devoted to considering a language’s sociolinguistic contexts. In parts ...
Slouching towards deponency: A family of mismatches in the Bantu verb stem
(Oxford University, 2007)
Most Bantu languages have a set of highly productive verbal derivational suffixes which alter the argument structure and semantics of basic verb roots. One example of such a suffix is the Causative, which gives a verb ...
Morphosyntax of Two Turkish Subject Pronominal Paradigms
(North East Linguistic Society, 2000)
This paper begins with a presentation of a split in the morphosyntactic behavior of two suffixing subject pronominal paradigms in Turkish in section 1. In section 2, we argue that this split is a result of one paradigm ...
Morphosyntactic reduplication in Chechen and Ingush
(Chicago Linguistic Society, 2001)
Chechen and Ingush, two closely related Nakh languages spoken in the northern Caucasus, exhibit an interesting verbal doubling construction which we claim is an example of morphosyntactic reduplication.
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. ...
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 ...
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 Vowel Systems of California Hokan
While reconstructions of Proto-Hokan forms exist, it has not yet been possible to provide a detailed analysis of the sound changes required to relate reconstructed forms to attested forms. As a result, even though the ...