A Grammar of Warrongo

A Grammar of Warrongo

Stress Stress is not distinctive in Warrongo. Nonetheless, it does exist phonetically. It appears that in Warrongo, as in many other languages, a 'stressed syllable is pronounced with a greater amount of energy than an unstressed ...

Author: Tasaku Tsunoda

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110238778

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Warrongo is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language that used to be spoken in northeast Australia. This volume is largely based on the rich data recorded from the last fluent speaker. It details the phonology, morphology and syntax of the language. In particular, it provides a truly scrutinizing description of syntactic ergativity - a phenomenon that is rare among the world's language. It also shows that, unlike some other Australian languages, Warrongo has noun phrases that are configurational. Overall this volume shows what can be documented of a language that has only one speaker.
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An Areal Typology of Agreement Systems

An Areal Typology of Agreement Systems

A Grammar of Warrongo, Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter. Tucker, Archibald N. and Bryan, Margaret A. 1966. Linguistic Analyses: The NonBantu Languages of North-Eastern Africa, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Tucker Childs, Gordon 1988.

Author: Ranko Matasović

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781108420976

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The first areal-typological exploration of agreement systems in the world's languages.
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Spatial Interrogatives in Europe and Beyond

Spatial Interrogatives in Europe and Beyond

grammar. Tórshavn: Føroya Fróðskaparfelag. Thurneysen, Rudolf. 1975. A grammar of Old Irish. ... A grammar of Mualang: An Ibanic language of Western Kalimantan, Indonesia. Utrecht: LOT. Tolsma, Gerard J. 2006. ... grammar of Warrongo.

Author: Thomas Stolz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110538335

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The extant generalizations about the grammar of space rely heavily on the analyses of declarative sentences. There is a need to check whether these generalizations also hold in the domain of interrogation. To this end this book analyzes data from some 450 languages (including non-standard varieties). The focus is on paradigms of spatial interrogatives such as English where, whither and whence and their internal organization. These paradigms are checked for recurrent patterns of morphological mismatches (such as syncretism) and different degrees of complexity (e.g. the number of segments). The data-base consists of a large parallel literary corpus (Le petit prince and translations thereof) which is complemented by further sources of information such as descriptive grammars. The data are analyzed from a synchronic perspective. However, diachronic issues are addressed unsystematically, too. It is shown that the distribution of phenomena which characterize paradigms of spatial interrogatives are subject to areal-linguistic factors. This is the first typological study of spatial interrogatives. It provides new insights for students of the grammar of space, morphological paradigms, and language typology.
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Here Hither Hence and Related Categories

Here     Hither     Hence and Related Categories

A grammar of Warrongo. Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter Mouton. Ultan, Russell. 1978. Some general characteristics of interrogative systems. In Joseph Greenberg (ed.), Universals of human language, vol. 4: Syntax, 211–248.

Author: Julia Nintemann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110672725

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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As a follow-up study to the global comparison of spatial interrogatives (Studia Typologica 20), the present book examines the spatial declarative counterparts which are provided by the expression class of spatial deictic adverbs. In a functionally motivated typological approach, equivalents of Early Modern English here – hither – hence and there – thither – thence are identified across a sample of 250 languages from all macro-areas. These are also quantitatively assessed to extrapolate areal and global trends of coding patterns. The formal relationships between spatial interrogative and spatial declarative paradigms are analyzed with a focus on the syncretism of categories and of individual cells. Qualitative discussions of patterns precede in-depth treatments of problematic cases and other relevant issues related to the research topic. The quantitative results strongly point to areal linguistic trends concerning the distribution of distinct and non-distinct coding of the three spatial relations Place, Goal, and Source. Additional aspects such as quantitative evaluations of constructional complexity are addressed subsequently.
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Voice syncretism

Voice syncretism

2008. Mongolian grammar. Ulaanbaatar: National University of Mongolia. Tsunoda, Tasaku. 2011. A grammar of Warrongo. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. Tucker, Archibald N. 1994. A grammar of Kenya Luo (Dholuo). Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe.

Author: Nicklas N. Bahrt

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 9783961103195

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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This book provides a comprehensive typological account of voice syncretism, focusing on resemblance in formal verbal marking between two or more of the following seven voices: passives, antipassives, reflexives, reciprocals, anticausatives, causatives, and applicatives. It covers voice syncretism from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, and has been structured in a manner that facilitates convenient access to information about specific patterns of voice syncretism, their distribution and development. The book is based on a survey of voice syncretism in 222 geographically and genealogically diverse languages, but also thoroughly revisits previous research on the phenomenon. Voice syncretism is approached systematically by establishing and exploring patterns of voice syncretism that can logically be posited for the seven voices of focus in the book: 21 simplex patterns when one considers two of the seven voices sharing the same marking (e.g. reflexive-reciprocal syncretism), and 99 complex patterns when one considers more than two of the voices sharing the same marking (e.g. reflexive-reciprocal-anticausative syncretism). In a similar vein, 42 paths of development can logically be posited if it is assumed that voice marking in each of the seven voices can potentially develop one of the other six voice functions (e.g. reflexive voice marking developing a reciprocal function). This approach enables the discussion of both voice syncretism that has received considerable attention in the literature (notably middle syncretism involving the reflexive, reciprocal, anticausative and/or passive voices) and voice syncretism that has received little or not treatment in the past (including seemingly contradictory patterns such as causative-anticausative and passive-antipassive syncretism). In the survey almost all simplex patterns are attested in addition to seventeen complex patterns. In terms of diachrony, evidence is presented and discussed for twenty paths of development. The book strives to highlight the variation found in voice syncretism across the world’s languages and encourage further research into the phenomenon.
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Noun Phrases in Australian Languages

Noun Phrases in Australian Languages

A grammar of Warrongo. Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter. Van de Velde, Freek. 2009. De nominale constituent: Structuur en geschiedenis. Leuven: Universitaire Pers Leuven. Van de Velde, Freek. 2010. The emergence of the determiner in ...

Author: Dana Louagie

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501512933

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

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This book presents a first comprehensive typological analysis of noun phrases in Australian languages, covering the domains of classification, qualification, quantification, determination and constituency. The analysis is based on a representative sample of 100 languages. Among other points, the results call into question the classic idea that Australian languages tend to lack phrasal structures in the nominal domain, with over two thirds of the languages showing evidence for phrasehood. Moreover, it is argued that it may be more interesting to typologise languages on the basis of where and how they allow phrasal structure, rather than on the basis of a yes-no answer to the question of constituency. The analysis also shows that a determiner slot can be identified in about half of the languages, even though they generally lack 'classic' determiner features like obligatory use in particular contexts or a restriction to one determiner per NP. Special attention is given to elements, which can be used both inside and beyond determiner slots, demonstrating how part of speech and functional structure do not always align. The book is of interest to researchers documenting Australian languages, as well as to typologists and theorists.
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Levels in Clause Linkage

Levels in Clause Linkage

A fairly detailed grammar of Warrongo is available: T. Tsunoda (2011). The present chapter differs from other chapters on individual languages in two respects. First, these other chapters deal with living languages, whereas the present ...

Author: Tasaku Tsunoda

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110519242

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This is a cross-linguistic exploration of the use of clause linkage markers in causal, conditional, and concessive sentences. Employing a five-level classification of clause linkage based on semantic and pragmatic grounds, it shows that, within individual languages different markers exhibit different distributions on the five levels. Also, the rich evidence presented from seventeen languages from many parts of the world documents that these distributions present commonalities as well as differences across the languages of the sample.
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Antipassive

Antipassive

A Grammar of Warrongo. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. Vakhtin, Nikolai B. 1981. Refleksiv v eskimosskom jazyke. In Zalogovye konstrukcii v raznostrukturnyx jazykax, Viktor S. Xrakovskij (ed.), 266–272. Leningrad: Nauka. Wichmann, Søren.

Author: Katarzyna Janic

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 645

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This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the morpho-syntactic and semantic aspects of the antipassive construction from synchronic, diachronic, and typological perspectives. The nineteen contributions assembled in this volume address a wide range of aspects pertinent to the antipassive construction, such as lexical semantics, the properties of the antipassive markers, as well as the issue of fuzzy boundaries between the antipassive construction and a range of other formally and functionally similar constructions in genealogically and areally diverse languages. Purely synchronically oriented case studies are supplemented by contributions that shed light on the diachronic development of the antipassive construction and the antipassive markers. The book should be of central interest to many scholars, in particular to those working in the field of language typology, semantics, syntax, and historical linguists, as well as to specialists of the language families discussed in the individual contributions.
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Language Isolates

Language Isolates

A Grammar of Warrongo. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. Wafer, Jim and Amanda Lissarrague. 2008. A Handbook of Aboriginal Languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Nambucca Heads, NSW: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and ...

Author: Lyle Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317610915

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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Language Isolates explores this fascinating group of languages that surprisingly comprise a third of the world’s languages. Individual chapters written by experts on these languages examine the world's major language isolates and language isolates by geographic regions, with up-to-date descriptions of many, including previously unrecorded language isolates. Each language isolate represents a unique lineage and a unique window on what is possible in human language, making this an essential volume for anyone interested in understanding the diversity of languages and the very nature of human language. Language Isolates is key reading for professionals and students in linguistics and anthropology.
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Land and Language in Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country

Land and Language in Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country

A Grammar of Warrongo. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton. doi:10.1515/9783110238778 Verstraete, Jean-Christophe. 2005. Umbuygamu wordlist. Text file, pers. comm. West, La Mont. 1965. Ogh Anggula and Ogh Alungul material recorded from Jack ...

Author: Jean-Christophe Verstraete

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027267603

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume offers a state-of-the-art survey of linguistic, anthropological, archaeological and historical work focused on Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country, in Australia’s northeast. The volume also honours Bruce Rigsby, emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Queensland, whose work has inspired all of the contributors. The papers in the volume are organized in terms of five key themes, including the use of historical and archaeological methods to reconstruct aspects of language and social organization, anthropological and linguistic work uncovering aspects of world view embedded in languages and ethnographic data sets, the study of post-contact transformations in language and society, and the return of archival data to communities. Its thematic intersections draw together the varied disciplinary threads in an overview of the cultures and languages of the region, and will appeal to all those interested in Australian Aboriginal studies, linguistics, anthropology and associated disciplines.
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Edible Gender Mother in law Style and Other Grammatical Wonders

Edible Gender  Mother in law Style  and Other Grammatical Wonders

A grammar of Warrongo. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. Zubin, David and Kopcke, Klaus M. 1984. 'Affect classification in the German gender system', Lingua 63:42–96. Zubin, David and Kopcke, Klaus M. 1986. 'Gender and folk taxonomy: The ...

Author: R. M. W. Dixon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198702900

Category: Australian languages

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This book builds on R. M. W. Dixon's most influential work on the indigenous languages of Australia over the past forty years, from his trailblazing grammar of Dyirbal published in 1972 to later grammars of Yidin (1971) and Warrgamay (1981). Edible Gender, Mother-in-Law Style, and Other Grammatical Wonders includes further studies on these languages, and the interrelations between them. Following an account of the anthropological and linguistic background, part I provides a thorough examination of, and comparison between, the gender system in Dyirbal (one of whose members refers to 'edible vegetables') and the set of nominal classifiers in Yidin. The chapters in part II describe Dyirbal's unusual kinship system and the 'mother-in-law' language style, and examines the origins of 'mother-in-law' vocabulary in Dyirbal and in Yidin. There are four grammatical studies in part III, dealing with syntactic orientation, serial verb constructions, complementation strategies, and grammatical reanalysis. Part IV covers grammatical and lexical variation across the dialects of Dyirbal, compensatory phonological changes, and a study of language contact across the Cairns rainforest region. The two final chapters, in Part V, recount the sad stories of how the Yidin and Dyirbal languages slowly slipped into oblivion.
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Indigenous Language Acquisition Maintenance and Loss and Current Language Policies

Indigenous Language Acquisition  Maintenance  and Loss and Current Language Policies

Suggestion for Language Teaching Methodology The Warrongo language lessons and Shaqium Palmer's acquisition of the two kinds ... (a) Grammar. Some aspects of the grammar were difficult for children. In contrast, adults found them less ...

Author: Okamura, Toru

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799829614

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The world’s linguistic map has changed in recent years due to the vast disappearance of indigenous languages. Many factors affect the alteration of languages in various areas of the world including governmental policies, education, and colonization. As indigenous languages continue to be affected by modern influences, there is a need for research on the current state of native linguistics that remain across the globe. Indigenous Language Acquisition, Maintenance, and Loss and Current Language Policies is a collection of innovative research on the diverse policies, influences, and frameworks of indigenous languages in various regions of the world. It discusses the maintenance, attrition, or loss of the indigenous languages; language status in the society; language policies; and the grammatical characteristics of the indigenous language that people maintained and spoke. This book is ideally designed for anthropologists, language professionals, linguists, cultural researchers, geographers, educators, government officials, policymakers, academicians, and students.
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The Languages and Linguistics of Australia

The Languages and Linguistics of Australia

Tsunoda, Tasaku2011 A Grammarof Warrongo. (Mouton Grammar Library53) Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton. VanEgmond, Marie–Elaine 2012 Enindhilyakwa phonology, morphosyntax and geneticposition. Sydney: Universityof SydneyPhD thesis. van Valin ...

Author: Harold Koch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110395129

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Languages and Linguistics of Australia: A Comprehensive Guide is part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of the continents of the world. The volume provides a thorough overview of Australian languages, including their linguistic structures, their genetic relationships, and issues of language maintenance and revitalisation. Australian English, Aboriginal English and other contact varieties are also discussed.
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Case Studies from Austronesia the Pacific the Americas and Theoretical Outlook

Case Studies from Austronesia  the Pacific  the Americas  and Theoretical Outlook

The main outcome of this fieldwork was my M.A. thesis (Tsunoda 1974) and a newly written Warrongo grammar (Tsunoda 2011). Around 1977, while I was working on Djaru of northwest Australia, another “ergative language”, I realized that ...

Author: Andrej Malchukov

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110429343

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Earlier empirical studies on valency have looked at the phenomenon either in individual languages or a small range of languages, or have concerned themselves with only small subparts of valency (e.g. transitivity, ditransitive constructions), leaving a lacuna that the present volume aims to fill by considering a wide range of valency phenomena across 30 languages from different parts of the world. The individual-language studies, each written by a specialist or group of specialists on that language and covering both valency patterns and valency alternations, are based on a questionnaire (reproduced in the volume) and an on-line freely accessible database, thus guaranteeing comparability of cross-linguistic results. In addition, introductory chapters provide the background to the project and discuss its main characteristics and selected results, while a series of featured articles by leading scholars who helped shape the field provide an outside perspective on the volume’s approach. The volume is essential reading for anyone interested in valency and argument structure, irrespective of theoretical persuasion, and will serve as a model for future descriptive studies of valency in individual languages.
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Handbook of Japanese Contrastive Linguistics

Handbook of Japanese Contrastive Linguistics

Warrongo. 1 Introduction Possession is generally classified into two types: alienable and inalienable possession. This semantic classification is reflected in the grammar of many languages. Linguistic expressions of inalienable ...

Author: Prashant Pardeshi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781614514077

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Handbook of Japanese Contrastive Linguistics is a unique publication that brings together insights from three traditions—Japanese linguistics, linguistic typology and contrastive linguistics—and makes important contributions to deepening our understanding of various phenomena in Japanese as well other languages of the globe. Its primary goal is to uncover principled similarities and differences between Japanese and other languages of the globe and thereby shed new light on the universal as well as language-particular properties of Japanese. The issues addressed by the papers in this volume cover a wide spectrum of phenomena ranging from lexical to syntactic and discourse levels. The authors of the chapters, leading scholars in their respective field of research, present the state-of-the-art research from their respected field.
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Summary This paper has provided data on the intervocalic consonant clusters of Warrongo , offering the following observations . ... Papers in laboratory phonology I : Between the grammar and physics of speech , 283–333 .

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A Grammar of the Classical Arabic Language

A Grammar of the Classical Arabic Language

Abd AlMalik Ibn Marwan asked him for his daughter in warringo for ono of his sons ( Mb ) . The Khalifit qui AlMalik linn Darwan ( alsurashi alUmavi , b . 26 ( ITB ) , a . 65 ( JD ) } , d . 80 ( Al Din , ITB ) . Io was proclaimed Khalifa ...

Author: Mortimer Sloper Howell

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ISBN: OSU:32435030328264

Category: Arabic language

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The Indo European Syllable

The Indo European Syllable

Sonority Hierarchy in Warrongo (Australia). Gengo Kenkyu 133.147–161. Turner, Ralph Lilley. 1966. A Comparative Dictionary of ... Universal Grammar, and the Lexicon. Linguistic Inquiry 34(1).91–125. Vaux, Bert and Andrew Wolfe. 2009.

Author: Andrew Byrd

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004293021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In this volume, Andrew Miles Byrd analyzes the process of syllabification within Proto-Indo-European, revealing connections to a number of seemingly unrelated phonological processes in the proto-language.
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Vocabulary of the Fulde Language

Vocabulary of the Fulde Language

To avenge , tr . v . , 1 pers . prst . , I avenge , Min höre warringo . Br . To awake , intr . v . , fini , sabbi . B , — early , dawi . ... Falde Grammar § 41 , page 84 . Badly , severely , adv . , ko sati . B , — C. satirde , inf .

Author: Charles Augustus Ludwig Reichardt

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044021572490

Category: English language

Page: 357

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Categories: English language