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Warlpiri Morpho Syntax

Author : J. Simpson
ISBN : 9789401132046
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Warlpiri is a Pama-Nyungan language (Ngarrka group) spo ken by over 3,000 people in Central Australia. Neighbour ing languages (all Pama-Nyungan) include its closest relatives, Warlmanpa and Ngardily, to the north-east and west respec tively, Warumungu (Warumungic) and the Arandic languages, Kaytetye and Alyawarr, to the east, the Western Desert lan guages, Pintupi and Kukatja, to the south and west respectively, the Ngumbin language Jaru to the north-west, the Arandic lan guage, Anmatyerre, to the south-east, and the Ngumbin lan guages, Gurindji and Mudburra, to the north. Warlpiri country encompasses a huge area of semi-desert stretching west of Tennant Creek to the Western Australian border. For the Warlpiri, this country is filled with meaning. Jukurrpa (often translated as 'Dreaming') beings travel across it, creating and changing the landscape in their passing. Songs, dances, painting, stories and journeys celebrate the jukurrpa and the country. The Warlpiri language is also from the jukurrpa; it is the language spoken by the jukurrpa beings on their travels through Warlpiri country.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Morphology Morphology Its Relation To Syntax

Author : Francis Katamba
ISBN : 0415270820
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This six-volume collection draws together the most significant contributions to morphological theory and analysis which all serious students of morphology should be aware of. By comparing the stances taken by the different schools about the important issues, the reader will be able to judge the merits of each, with the benefit of evidence rather than prejudice.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Syntax Theory And Analysis

Author : Tibor Kiss
ISBN : 9783110363685
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The handbook offers an overview of syntactic theory and analysis, in terms of different theories, different languages, and different methods. The Handbook presents the state of art in syntactic analysis, also dealing with the methodology employed, and the rules of argumentation required to achieve such analyses for a wide range of phenomena.
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Morphosyntax Of Verb Movement

Author : C. Jan-Wouter Zwart
ISBN : 0792342631
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Morphosyntax of Verb Movement discusses the phenomenon of Dutch, present in many Germanic languages, that the finite verb is fronted in main clauses but not in embedded clauses. The theoretical framework adopted is the so-called Minimalist Program of Chomsky (1995), the latest developmental stage of generative grammar. Taking issue with previous analyses, the author argues that phrase structure in Dutch is uniformly head initial, and that the finite verb moves to different positions in subject initial main clauses and in inversion constructions. The book contains lucid and detailed discussion of many theoretical issues in connection with the Minimalist Program, such as the relation between syntax and morphology, the nature of syntactic licensing, and the structure of the functional domain. At the same time, it offers a survey of the properties of Dutch syntax, a discussion of previous analyses of Dutch syntax and a wealth of material from dialects of Dutch and other Germanic languages.
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Author : Joachim Jacobs
ISBN : 3110142635
Genre : Grammar, Comparative and general
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Syntax, the branch of linguistics dealing with sentence structure, is today divided into a multitude of individual schools, which often differ radically in their aims and methods. This division is due in part to traditional structuralist and dependency approaches having survived the triumphal march of Generative Grammar from the 1960s, among other things because they have shown themselves to be more useful when it comes to setting up linguistic descriptions which are not solely oriented towards theory. The internal development of Generative Grammar itself, however, has also been responsible for the propagation of different schools, as from an early stage models were developed which were to a greater or lesser extent removed from the Standard Model developed by Chomsky. Other new approaches also evolved which derived their inspiration from the methods and insights of logic, pragmatics and research into language universals, and which were joined by the demand for a functional basis opposed to the generative ideal of an autonomous syntax. The Handbook attempts to give as comprehensive an account as possible of the various views of what syntax should do and how it should do it; in this endeavour, it not only considers systematic aspects, but also presents a history of syntactic thought from ancient times to the modern versions of the various theories referred to above. In this way, multiple convergences become evident, allowing the reader to decide whether and how the diversity of approaches has led to new syntactic insights. Particular attention has been paid to the various manifestations of Generative Grammar, as it is from here that major impulses proceeded. Besides documenting the various approaches to syntax, the Handbook aims to present material illustrating the various realisations of syntactic phenomena in the world's languages and showing historical changes in sentence structure. This material also serves to confront the various theoretical models with the complexity of syntactic data. The authors have endeavoured to write their contributions in an instructive and comprehensible manner so that they also appeal to non-specialist readers. Thus the Handbook addresses not only linguistic scientists, but also other groups who have to deal with syntactic questions in their work, such as psychologists, teachers, IT experts, translators, editors etc.
Category: Grammar, Comparative and general


Author : Andrew Carnie
ISBN : 9781118321874
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Andrew Carnie’s bestselling textbook on syntax has guided thousands of students through the discipline of theoretical syntax; retaining its popularity due to its combination of straightforward language, comprehensive coverage, and numerous exercises. In this third edition, topics have been updated, new exercises added, and the online resources have been expanded. Supported by expanded online student and instructor resources, including extra chapters on HPSG, LFG and time-saving materials for lecturers, including problem sets, PowerPoint slides, and an instructors’ manual Features new chapters on ellipsis, auxiliaries, and non-configurational languages Covers topics including phrase structure, the lexicon, Case theory, movement, covert movement, locality conditions, VP shells, and control Accompanied by a new optional workbook, available separately, of sample problem sets which are designed to give students greater experience of analyzing syntactic structure
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Flexible Syntax

Author : A. Neeleman
ISBN : 9789401142892
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Most linguistic theories assume that each grammatical relation is established in a unique structural configuration. Neeleman and Weerman take issue with this view, arguing for a more flexible approach on the basis of conceptual considerations and data taken mostly, but not exclusively, from the Germanic languages. In-depth analyses of word order phenomena as well as diachronic and typological generalizations motivate a re-evaluation of the role of case in the projection of arguments. Case is shown to provide a syntactic foothold for thematic interpretation, something which is necessary in a grammar that does not allow fixed theta-positions. Thus, this study does not only offer a genuine alternative to many standard assumptions, it also explains why there should be such a thing as case in natural language.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Theoretical Issues At The Morphology Syntax Interface

Author : Amaya Mendikoetxea
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121846369
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Morphology-syntax interface. Generalized person-case constraint. Causation hierarchy, semantic control and eventivity in Nisgha. Deep unaccusativity and zero syntax in St'át'imcets. 'Out of control' in Salish and event (de)composition. Spanish event infinitives. Feature licensing, morphological words and phonological domains in Basque. The limits of argument structure. Verb incorporation and causation types. Parameter variation in determiner systems: Salish vs. English. Argument structure and animacy entailment. Nested paths in syntactically ergative languages. Disagreement between adults and children. Locative sentences and related constructions in Catalan.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Forty Years On

Author : Jane Helen Simpson
ISBN : UOM:39015053526813
Genre : Aboriginal Australians
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Crosslinguistic Approaches To The Psychology Of Language

Author : Jiansheng Guo
ISBN : 9781136873683
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume covers state-of-the-art research in the field of crosslinguistic approaches to the psychology of language. The forty chapters cover a wide range of topics that represent the many research interests of a pioneer, Dan Isaac Slobin, who has been a major intellectual and creative force in the field of child language development, linguistics, and psycholinguistics for the past four decades. Slobin has insisted on a rigorous, crosslinguistic approach in his attempt to identify universal developmental patterns in language learning, to explore the effects of particular types of languages on psycholinguistic processes, to determine the extent to which universals of language and language behavior are determined by modality (vocal/auditory vs. manual/visual) and, finally, to investigate the relation between linguistic and cognitive processes. In this volume, researchers take up the challenge of the differences between languages to forward research in four major areas with which Slobin has been concerned throughout his career: language learning in crosslinguistic perspective (spoken and sign languages); the integration of language specific factors in narrative skill; theoretical issues in typology, language development and language change; and the relationship between language and cognition. All chapters are written by leading researchers currently working in these fields, who are Slobin's colleagues, collaborators or former students in linguistics, psychology, anthropology, and cognitive science. Each section starts with an introductory chapter that connects the themes of the chapters and reviews Slobin's contribution in the context of past research trends and future directions. The whole volume focuses squarely on the central argument: universals of human language and of its development are embodied and revealed in its diverse manifestations and utilization. Crosslinguistic Approaches to the Study of Language is a key resource for those interested in the range of differences between languages and how this impacts on learning, cognition and language change, and a tribute to Dan Slobin's momentous contribution to the field.
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Typological Studies

Author : Guglielmo Cinque
ISBN : 9781317691235
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this book, Cinque takes a generative perspective on typological questions relating to word order and to the syntax of relative clauses. In particular, Cinque looks at: the position of the Head vis à vis the relative clause in relation to the position of the verb vis à vis his object; a general cross-linguistic analysis of correlatives; the need to distinguish a sentence-grammar, from a discourse-grammar, type of non-restrictives (with languages differing as to whether they possess both, one, the other, or neither); a selective type of extraction from relative clauses; and a tentative sketch of a more ample work in progress on a unified analysis of externally headed, internally headed, and headless relative clauses.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Yindjibarndi Language

Author : Frank J. F. Wordick
ISBN : UOM:39015046411719
Genre : Australian languages
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Background, phonology, morphology, syntax, texts nonsacred and sacred, dictionary Y-E.
Category: Australian languages

Studies On Scrambling

Author : Norbert Corver
ISBN : 9783110857214
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The architecture of the human language faculty has been one of the main foci of the linguistic research of the last half century. This branch of linguistics, broadly known as Generative Grammar, is concerned with the formulation of explanatory formal accounts of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior goal of gaining insight into the properties of the 'language organ'. The series comprises high quality monographs and collected volumes that address such issues. The topics in this series range from phonology to semantics, from syntax to information structure, from mathematical linguistics to studies of the lexicon.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia Of Language Linguistics Tor Z

Author : E. K. Brown
ISBN : UOM:39015062862761
Genre : Language and languages
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The first edition of ELL (1993, Ron Asher, Editor) was hailed as "the field's standard reference work for a generation". Now the all-new second edition matches ELL's comprehensiveness and high quality, expanded for a new generation, while being the first encyclopedia to really exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics. * The most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive, and international reference source in its field * An entirely new work, with new editors, new authors, new topics and newly commissioned articles with a handful of classic articles * The first Encyclopedia to exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics through the online edition * Ground-breaking and International in scope and approach * Alphabetically arranged with extensive cross-referencing * Available in print and online, priced separately. The online version will include updates as subjects develop ELL2 includes: * c. 7,500,000 words * c. 11,000 pages * c. 3,000 articles * c. 1,500 figures: 130 halftones and 150 colour * Supplementary audio, video and text files online * c. 3,500 glossary definitions * c. 39,000 references * Extensive list of commonly used abbreviations * List of languages of the world (including information on no. of speakers, language family, etc.) * Approximately 700 biographical entries (now includes contemporary linguists) * 200 language maps in print and online Also available online via ScienceDirect - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. The first Encyclopedia to exploit the multimedia potential of linguisticsGround-breaking in scope - wider than any predecessorAn invaluable resource for researchers, academics, students and professionals in the fields of: linguistics, anthropology, education, psychology, language acquisition, language pathology, cognitive science, sociology, the law, the media, medicine & computer science. The most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive, and international reference source in its field.
Category: Language and languages