Download E-books Kriyol Syntax: The Portuguese-based Creole language of Guinea-Bissau (Creole Language Library) PDF

By Alain Kihm

This publication describes the Portuguese-based Creole that is greatly spoken as a primary language in Guinea-Bissau. The research specializes in one kind, 'central Kriyol', and its major objective is to offer a whole description of the grammar of the language. The theoretical framework for the syntactic research is purposely eclectic yet is based totally on Generalized word constitution Grammar, and plentiful recognition is paid to the cognitive or semantic size within the rationalization of linguistic evidence. After a brief creation at the heritage and phonology of the language and the association of the research, there are chapters facing the easy sentence, stressful and point, the noun word, the complicated sentence, topicalization/focalization/questions, and Middles/Passives/Causatives. the ultimate bankruptcy discusses Kriyol texts, particularly comic-books, from which plenty of examples utilized in the learn are taken.

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Download E-books Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics: Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic linguistics, Volume XXI: Provo, Utah, March 2007 (Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science) PDF

This quantity includes a collection of reviewed and revised papers from the twenty-first Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, which was once hung on March 2–3, 2007, at Brigham younger collage in Provo, Utah. The papers during this quantity take care of numerous issues in Arabic linguistics with a striking variety of them emphasizing pragmatic facets. The papers the following incorporated position a excessive price at the presentation of genuine information and discover diversified methods of their research.

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Download E-books Word Formation in South American Languages (Studies in Language Companion Series) PDF

This quantity makes a speciality of notice formation procedures in smaller and to this point underrepresented indigenous languages of South the US. the information for the analyses were commonly amassed within the box via the authors. the different language households defined the following, between them Arawakan, Takanan, and Guaycuruan, in addition to language isolates, corresponding to Yurakaré, Kalapalo and Cholón, mirror the linguistic range of South the United States. both varied are the themes addressed, in relation to note formation methods like reduplication, nominal and verbal compounding, clitic compounding, and incorporation. the normal notions of the tactics are mentioned severely with admire to their implementation in minor indigenous languages. The ebook is for this reason not just of curiosity to readers with an Amerindian history but additionally to typologists and old linguists, and it's a complement to extra theory-driven techniques to language and linguistics.

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Download E-books Investigation of the Origin of the Old Norse or Icelandic Language: New edition of the 1993 English translation by Niels Ege (Amsterdam Classics in Linguistics, 1800-1925) PDF

This variation constitutes a reprint of Niels Ege’s English translation of Rasmus Rask’s prize essay of 1818, which seemed as quantity XXVI within the Travaux du Cercle Linguistique de Copenhague in 1993. The prize essay was once released in Danish in 1818. unlike different works by way of Rask, significantly his creation to the research of Icelandic, it used to be by no means reissued until eventually Louis Hjelmslev released a corrected model in Danish as a part of his version of Rask’s chosen works. whereas Rask lived, a considerable a part of the e-book used to be translated into German. the current paintings is, even though, the one translation of the paintings into English and certainly into the other language. it really is to be was hoping that the sphere of the heritage of linguistics will hereby obtain a brand new impetus to scrutinize the early beginnings of Indo-European scholarship. yet, simply as importantly, the interpretation of this paintings of genius finds that whether information within the gigantic therapy of a few of the branches of language have now been outmoded, the theoretical components of the booklet are nonetheless worthy interpreting by way of all linguists for his or her personal sake.

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Download E-books Clause Structure and Word Order in Hebrew and Arabic: An Essay in Comparative Semitic Syntax (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax) PDF

By Ur Shlonsky

Shlonsky makes use of Chomsky's executive and Binding method of learn clausal structure and verb stream in Hebrew and several other forms of Arabic. He establishes a syntactic research of Hebrew after which extends that evaluation to definite points of Arabic clausal syntax. via this comparative lens of Hebrew, Shlonsky hopes to unravel a couple of difficulties in Arabic syntax. His effects generate a few novel and demanding conclusions in regards to the styles of negations, verb flow, the character of participles, and the gamut of positions on hand to clausal topics in either languages.

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Download E-books The Cakavian Dialect Of Orbanici Near Zminj In Istria. (Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics) PDF

By Janneke Kalsbeek

Cakavian dialects, the westernmost dialects of the South Slavic language sector, have lengthy attracted the eye of investigators, principally due to the complexity in their prosodic platforms. those prosodic platforms are fascinating not just from a typological standpoint, but in addition include fabric of significant significance for the examine of Slavic historic accentology. the outline of a Cakavian dialect in Istria (Croatia) provided during this quantity contributes facts for South Slavic historic dialectology, and for old accentology. The e-book contains an creation on Cakavian and different South Slavic dialects, fairly these spoken in Istria, and chapters, in keeping with fieldwork by means of the writer, at the phonology, morphology and a few syntactic phenomena of the dialect of Orbanici. within the chapters on morphology, particular recognition is paid to accentuation kinds. The publication additionally comprises dialect texts (70 pp.) and a lexicon, during which all attested types are indexed.

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Download E-books Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXIV-XXV: Papers from the annual symposia on Arabic Linguistics. Texas, 2010 and Arizona, 2011 (Studies in Arabic Linguistics) PDF

This quantity presents very important contributions to Arabic linguistics and Linguistic examine usually via proposing new empirical evidence and cutting edge theoretical analyses. It involves significant elements: the 1st includes 4 papers on phonology and morphology, so much of which take care of phonology/morphology interface, whereas the second one half contains 5 papers on syntax. The papers featured characterize the various present traits in Arabic Linguistics specifically within the components of Phonology and Syntax. many of the articles are contributions to ongoing debates at the nature and houses of particular facets of Arabic, reminiscent of: gemination and rigidity task in Phonology, and negation in Syntax. different papers introduce new themes reminiscent of: studying intonational styles in Arabic Phonology, investigating the resource of the morpheme /-in/ within the much less studied types of crucial Asian Arabic in Morphology, and interpreting “sluicing” in Syntax.

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Download E-books Soliloquy in Japanese and English (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series) PDF

By Yoko Hasegawa

Language is well-known as an software of verbal exchange and concept. below the shadow of triumphing research of language as a communicative potential, its functionality as a device for considering has lengthy been overlooked in empirical study, vis-à-vis philosophical discussions. Language manifests itself otherwise while there's no interlocutor to speak and have interaction. How is it related and the way does it fluctuate in those situations―communication and idea? Soliloquy in jap and English analyzes experimentally-obtained soliloquy facts in jap and in English and explores the capability software of such info for delving into this uncharted territory. It bargains with 5 subject matters during which removal from discourse of an addressee is very proper and important. 4 are derived from eastern: the sentence-final debris ne and yo, deixis and anaphora, gendered speech, linguistic politeness; the 5th subject is using the second one individual pronoun you in soliloquy in English.

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Download E-books The Morphology and Syntax of Topic and Focus: Minimalist inquiries in the Quechua periphery (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today) PDF

By Liliana Sánchez

This ebook offers an cutting edge research that relates informational constitution, syntax and morphology in Quechua. It offers a minimalist account of the connection among concentration, subject, evidentiality and different left-peripheral gains and sentence-internal elements marked with suffixes which were formerly thought of of a practical nature. Intervention results express that those relationships also are of a syntactic nature. The research is prolonged to morphological markers that seem on polarity delicate goods and wh-words. The e-book additionally presents a short evaluate of the most features of Quechua syntax in addition to extra bibliographical info.

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Download E-books Hua: A Papuan Language of the Eastern Highlands of New Guinea (Studies in Language Companion Series) PDF

By John Haiman

There is not any state on the earth the place as many various languages are spoken as in New Guinea, nearly a 5th of the languages on this planet. every one of these so-called Papuan languages appear to be unrelated to languages spoken somewhere else. the current paintings is the 1st really complete learn of the sort of language, Hua. the executive typological peculiarity of Hua is the life of a ‘medial verb’construction used to conjoin clauses in compound and complicated sentences. Hua additionally indicates a primary morphological contrast among coordinate and subordinate medial clauses, the latter aren't ‘tense-iconic’, the occasions they describe should not unavoidably ahead of the development defined in later clauses. additionally their fact is often presupposed. The distribution and behavior of a post-nominal suffix - mo offers insights into the character of subject matters, conditional clauses, and useful definitions of the components of speech. In phonology, the primary ideas of assimilation are restricted by way of the common hierarchy of sonority, which could, even though, be derived from binary beneficial properties. those are a few of the components during which the grammar of Hua is strangely perspicuous. the current paintings goals at a customary of completeness such that it'd be an invaluable reference paintings for study in virtually any theoretical subject.

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