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By Round, Erich R.
This book presents new data and analyses of the inflectional system and syntax of Kayardild, a typologically striking language of Australia. By virtue of the technical format employed, the book makes Kayardild accessible to mainstream formal linguistic theory, and so will appeal ...to a broad new audience as well as to those who know Kayardild well.Read more
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By Massam, Diane
This volume explores predication in Niuean, an endangered Polynesian language spoken on the island of Niue and in New Zealand. It extends our understanding of cross-linguistic sentence structure and grammatical case, and will be of interest to scholars in the fields of Austronesi...an linguistics, typology, and theoretical linguistics.Read more
By Uchihara, Hiroto
This book examines the tone and accent of Oklahoma Cherokee, in which 6 possible pitch patterns can occur on a syllable: low, high, low-high, high-low, lowfall, and superhigh. It investigates the distribution and source of these patterns, the principles that determine their posit...ions, and the nature of tonal alternations.Read more
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By Gillon, Carrie; Rosen, Nicole
This book explores the results of language contact in Michif, traditionally considered a mixed language that combines a French noun phrase with a Cree verb phrase. The authors show that contact does not create a whole new language category and that Michif should instead be consid...ered an Algonquian language with French contact influence.Read more
Edited by Bond, Oliver; Corbett, Greville G.; Chumakina, Marina; Brown, Dunstan
This book presents a detailed examination of the unusual agreement system of Archi, an endangered language spoken in southern Dagestan (Russia), from the perspective of three different syntactic theories: Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Lexical Functional Grammar, and Minim...alism.Read more
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