The Linearization of Affixes Evidence from Nuu chah nulth

This book examines the problem of linearization from a new perspective: that of the linearization of affixes.

The Linearization of Affixes  Evidence from Nuu chah nulth

This book examines the problem of linearization from a new perspective: that of the linearization of affixes. The author’s driving proposition is that affixation provides a means of satisfying the universal requirement to linearize linguistic outputs. This proposition is tested using original data from Nuu-chah-nulth ("Nootka"; Wakashan family), an endangered Amerindian language that is remarkable for its complex morphology.

How Categorical are Categories

Linguistic theory and complex words: Nuuchahnulth word formation. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. Stonham, John & Winnie Sze ... The linearization of affixes: Evidence from Nuu-chah-nulth (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory ...

How Categorical are Categories

This book addresses the foundational question of category distinctions and challenges the traditional views from the modern theoretical and experimental perspective. Its focus is on the noun-verb, noun-adjective distinctions and categories occupying the "grey zone" between standard categories (e.g., nominalizations). This book will be of interest for researchers and students of linguistics and cognitive sciences.

Syntax and its Limits

The Linearization of Affixes: Evidence from Nuu-Chah-Nulth. Dordrecht: Springer. Wold, Dag (1996). Long distance selective binding: the case of focus. In T. Galloway and J. Spence (eds), Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory ...

Syntax and its Limits

In this book, leading linguists explore the empirical scope of syntactic theory, by concentrating on a set of phenomena for which both syntactic and nonsyntactic analyses initially appear plausible. Exploring the nature of such phenomena permits a deeper understanding of the nature of syntax and of neighbouring modules and their interaction. The book contributes to both traditional work in generative syntax and to the recent emphasis placed on questions related to the interfaces. The major topics covered include areas of current intensive research within the Minimalist Program and syntactic theory more generally, such as constraints on scope and binding relations, information-structural effects on syntactic structure, the structure of words and idioms, argument- and event-structural alternations, and the nature of the relations between syntactic, semantic, and phonological representations. After the editors' introduction, the volume is organized into four thematic sections: architectures; syntax and information structure; syntax and the lexicon; and lexical items at the interfaces. The volume is of interest to syntactic theorists, as well as linguists and cognitive scientists working in neighbouring disciplines such as lexical and compositional semantics, pragmatics and discourse structure, and morphophonology, and anyone with an interest in the modular architecture of the language faculty.

Variations on Polysynthesis

The linearization of affixes: Evidence from Nuu-chah-nulth. PhD dissertation, The University of British Columbia. Woodbury, A. & Sadock, J. M. 1986. Affixal verbs in syntax: A reply to Grimshaw and Mester.

Variations on Polysynthesis

This work is comprised of a set of papers focussing on the extreme polysynthetic nature of the Eskaleut languages which are spoken over the vast area stretching from Far Eastern Siberia, on through the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, and Canada, as far as Greenland. The aim of the book is to situate the Eskaleut languages typologically in general linguistic terms, particularly with regard to polysynthesis. The degree of variation from more to less polysynthesis is evaluated within Eskaleut (Inuit-Yupik vs. Aleut), even in previously insufficiently explored domains such as pragmatics and use in context – including language contact and learning situations – and over typologically related language families such as Athabascan, Chukotko-Kamchatkan, Iroquoian, Uralic, and Wakashan.

Articles in the World s Languages

The linearization of affixes: Evidence from Nuu-chah-nulth (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 73). Dordrecht: Springer. Wray, Alison & George W. Grace. 2007. The consequences of talking to strangers: Evolutionary ...

Articles in the World   s Languages

This study provides a systematic overview of articles and article systems in the world’s languages using a sample of 104 languages. Articles can be classified into 10 types according to their referential functions: definite, anaphoric, weak definite, recognitional, indefinite, presentational, exclusive-specific, nonspecific, inclusive-specific, and referential articles. All 10 types are described in detail with examples from various languages of the world. The book also addresses crosslinguistic trends concerning the distribution and the development of different article types, and it proposes a typology of article systems. The aim of this study is to provide a general crosslinguistic overview concerning the attested properties and distributions of articles. It is geared towards readers with interests in language typology and the nominal domain, and it can serve as a point of reference for language-specific studies of articles or determiners.

Diagnosing Syntax

The Linearization of Affixes: Evidence from Nuu-chah-nulth. (Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 73). Dordrecht: Springer Verlag. Wolf, F., Gibson, E., and Desmet, T. (2004). 'Discourse coherence and pronoun resolution', Language and ...

Diagnosing Syntax

Diagnosis is an essential part of scientific research. It refers to the process of identifying a phenomenon, property, or condition on the basis of certain signs and by the use of various diagnostic procedures. This book is the first ever to consider the use of diagnostics in syntactic research and focuses on the five core domains of natural language syntax - ellipsis, agreement, anaphora, phrasal movement, and head movement. Each empirical domain is considered in turn from the perspectives of syntax, syntax at the interfaces, neuropsycholinguistics, and language diversity. Drawing on the expertise of 20 leading scholars and their empirically rich data, the book presents current thoughts on, and practical answers to, the question: What are the diagnostic signs, techniques and procedures that can be used to analyse natural language syntax? It will interest linguists, including formalists, typologists, psycholinguists and neurolinguists.

Measuring Grammatical Complexity

Ellipsis and Focus in Generative Grammar. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. Wojdak, Rachel (2005). The Linearization of Affixes: Evidence from Nuu-chah-nulth. Ph.D. dissertation, University of British Columbia.

Measuring Grammatical Complexity

This book examines the question of whether languages can differ in grammatical complexity and, if so, how relative complexity differences might be measured. The volume differs from others devoted to the question of complexity in language in that the authors all approach the problem from the point of view of formal grammatical theory, psycholinguistics, or neurolinguistics. Chapters investigate a number of key issues in grammatical complexity, taking phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic considerations into account. These include what is often called the 'trade-off problem', namely whether complexity in one grammatical component is necessarily balanced by simplicity in another; and the question of interpretive complexity, that is, whether and how one might measure the difficulty for the hearer in assigning meaning to an utterance and how such complexity might be factored in to an overall complexity assessment. Measuring Grammatical Complexity brings together a number of distinguished scholars in the field, and will be of interest to linguists of all theoretical stripes from advanced undergraduate level upwards, particularly those working in the areas of morphosyntax, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and cognitive linguistics.

Austronesian and Theoretical Linguistics

The Linearization of Affixes. Evidence from Nuu-Chah-Nulth. PhD dissertation, University of British Columbia. Wu, C.-M. 2006. Adverbials in Paiwan. Paper presented at 10 ICAL, Palawan, Philippines. Wu, J.-L. 2000.

Austronesian and Theoretical Linguistics

"The papers presented within this volume were selected from the fourteenth meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA XIV), held May 4-6, 2007 at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada."

The Linguistic Typology of Templates

The linearization of affixes: Evidence from Nuu-chah-nulth. Dordrecht: Springer. Wunderlich, Dieter. 2006. Introduction: What the theory of the lexicon is about. In Dieter Wunderlich (ed.), Advances in the theory of the lexicon, 1–25.

The Linguistic Typology of Templates

This first comprehensive study of linguistic templatic constructions in morphology and syntax employs cutting-edge computational methods to study templates typologically.

The Routledge Handbook of Syntax

PhD dissertation, MIT. Van der Meulen, A.C. 2004. Syntactic movement and comprehension deficits in Broca's aphasia. PhD dissertation, Universiteit Leiden. Wojdak, R. 2008. The Linearization of Affixes: Evidence from Nuu-Chah-Nulth.

The Routledge Handbook of Syntax

The study of syntax over the last half century has seen a remarkable expansion of the boundaries of human knowledge about the structure of natural language. The Routledge Handbook of Syntax presents a comprehensive survey of the major theoretical and empirical advances in the dynamically evolving field of syntax from a variety of perspectives, both within the dominant generative paradigm and between syntacticians working within generative grammar and those working in functionalist and related approaches. The handbook covers key issues within the field that include: • core areas of syntactic empirical investigation, • contemporary approaches to syntactic theory, • interfaces of syntax with other components of the human language system, • experimental and computational approaches to syntax. Bringing together renowned linguistic scientists and cutting-edge scholars from across the discipline and providing a balanced yet comprehensive overview of the field, the Routledge Handbook of Syntax is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students working in syntactic theory.

Dynamic Antisymmetry and the Syntax of Noun Incorporation

The Linearization of Affixes: Evidence from Nuu-Chah-Nulth. New York, NY/Berlin: Springer. Zwart, C. Jan-Wouter. 1997. “The Germanic SOV Languages and the Universal Base Hypothesis.” In The New Comparative Syntax, edited by Liliane ...

Dynamic Antisymmetry and the Syntax of Noun Incorporation

This innovative analysis of noun incorporation and related linguistic phenomena does more than just give readers an insightful exploration of its subject. The author re-evaluates—and forges links between—two influential theories of phrase structure: Chomsky’s Bare Phrase Structure and Richard Kayne’s Antisymmetry. The text details how the two linguistic paradigms interact to cause differing patterns of noun incorporation across world languages. With a solid empirical foundation in its close reading of Northern Iroquoian languages especially, Barrie argues that noun incorporation needs no special mechanism, but results from a symmetry-breaking operation. Drawing additional data from English, German, Persian, Tamil and the Polynesian language Niuean, this synthesis has major implications for our understanding of the formation of the verbal complex and the intra-position (roll-up) movement. It will be priority reading for students of phrase structure, as well as Iroquoian language scholars.

The Structure of Words at the Interfaces

Wiltschko, Martina (2008). The syntax of non-inflectional plural marking', Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 26: 639-94. Wojdak, Rachel (2008). The Linearization of Affixes: Evidence from Nuu-chah-nulth.

The Structure of Words at the Interfaces

This volume takes a variety of approaches to the question 'what is a word?', with particular emphasis on where in the grammar wordhood is determined. Chapters in the book all start from the assumption that structures at, above, and below the 'word' are built in the same derivational system: there is no lexicalist grammatical subsystem dedicated to word-building. This type of framework foregrounds the difficulty in defining wordhood. Questions such as whether there are restrictions on the size of structures that distinguish words from phrases, or whether there are combinatory operations that are specific to one or the other, are central to the debate. In this respect, chapters in the volume do not all agree. Some propose wordhood to be limited to entities defined by syntactic heads, while others propose that phrasal structure can be found within words. Some propose that head-movement and adjunction (and Morphological Merger, as its mirror image) are the manner in which words are built, while others propose that phrasal movements are crucial to determining the order of morphemes word-internally. All chapters point to the conclusion that the phonological domains that we call words are read off of the morphosyntactic structure in particular ways. It is the study of this interface, between the syntactic and phonological modules of Universal Grammar, that underpins the discussion in this volume.

Prepositional Predicates in Nuu chah nulth

The Linearization of Affixes : Evidence from Nuu - chahnulth . Ph.D. thesis , University of British Columbia . Wojdak , Rachel and Florence Woo ( 2004 ) . " Deriving the definiteness effects in Nuu - chah - nulth locatives .

Prepositional Predicates in Nuu chah nulth


The Routledge Handbook of North American Languages

The linearization of affixes: Evidence from Nuu-cha-nulth. (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 73). Dordrecht: Springer International. Zimmermann, Malte. 2000. Pluractional quantifiers: The occasional-construction in ...

The Routledge Handbook of North American Languages

The Routledge Handbook of North American Languages is a one-stop reference for linguists on those topics that come up the most frequently in the study of the languages of North America (including Mexico). This handbook compiles a list of contributors from across many different theories and at different stages of their careers, all of whom are well-known experts in North American languages. The volume comprises two distinct parts: the first surveys some of the phenomena most frequently discussed in the study of North American languages, and the second surveys some of the most frequently discussed language families of North America. The consistent goal of each contribution is to couch the content of the chapter in contemporary theory so that the information is maximally relevant and accessible for a wide range of audiences, including graduate students and young new scholars, and even senior scholars who are looking for a crash course in the topics. Empirically driven chapters provide fundamental knowledge needed to participate in contemporary theoretical discussions of these languages, making this handbook an indispensable resource for linguistics scholars.

Dissertation Abstracts International

The linearization of affixes : Evidence from Nuu - chah - nulth . Wo jdak , Rachel , Ph.D. , The University of British Columbia ( Canada ) , 2005 . 241 pp . ISBN : 0-494-10588-7 . Order Number DANR10588 This dissertation addresses the ...

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The Cambridge Handbook of Morphology

The Linearization of Affixes: Evidence from Nuuchahnulth. Ph.D. dissertation, University of British Columbia. Young, Robert W., and William Morgan Sr. 1943. The Navajo Language: Grammar and Dictionary. Phoenix: Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The Cambridge Handbook of Morphology

The Cambridge Handbook of Morphology describes the diversity of morphological phenomena in the world's languages, surveying the methodologies by which these phenomena are investigated and the theoretical interpretations that have been proposed to explain them. The Handbook provides morphologists with a comprehensive account of the interlocking issues and hypotheses that drive research in morphology; for linguists generally, it presents current thought on the interface of morphology with other grammatical components and on the significance of morphology for understanding language change and the psychology of language; for students of linguistics, it is a guide to the present-day landscape of morphological science and to the advances that have brought it to its current state; and for readers in other fields (psychology, philosophy, computer science, and others), it reveals just how much we know about systematic relations of form to content in a language's words - and how much we have yet to learn.

Current Research in African Linguistics

The linearization of affixes: evidence from Nuu-chahnulth. PhD dissertation, University of Brtish Columbia. CHAPTER SIXTEEN YORUBA SYMMETRICAL VERB PROJECTIONS JOHNSON F. ILӐRI UNIVERSITY 352 Chapter Fifteen.

Current Research in African Linguistics

Current Research in African Linguistics recognizes and honors Ọladele Awobuluyi’s contributions to African linguistics. The contributors, an international group of scholars, represent four generations of African linguists who have been influenced by Awobuluyi’s work as a scholar and teacher. The papers are organized into three thematic sections, namely applied linguistics and sociolinguistics; phonology and morphology; and syntax and semantics and their interfaces. The wide range of topics investigated in this volume will enhance the reader’s understanding of current issues in the field of African linguistics today. Indeed, the book marks an important contribution to the expanding work on language documentation and comparative linguistics by presenting data and linguistic analysis from a number of different African languages.

Papers of the Algonquian Conference

The linearization of affixes : Evidence from Nuu - chah - nulth . Thèse de doctorat , Université de Colombie Britannique . Wolfart , H.C. 1971. Plains Cree internal syntax and the problem of noun - incorporation .

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