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This paper examines the notions of anteriority and current relevance in the Thai grammatical perfect marker l&eacgr;ॉw (grammaticalized from the lexical verb ‘finish’). Cross-linguistic studies of the grammatical category perfect or anterior have raised uncertainties about the importance of...
Joel C. Kuipers: Language, Identity, and Marginality in Indonesia: The Changing Nature of Ritual Speech on the Island of Sumba . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. xviii & 183 pp. US$59.95 hardback; US$35.00 paper. (Gunter Senft) Michael G. Smith: Language and Power in the Creation of...
September 20–22, 2000, Innsbruck, Austria: 35th Colloquium of Linguistics, “A Europe of Languages: Language Competence — Multilingualism — Translation,” to be held at Innsbruck University, Institute of Translation Studies. For further information: Professor Dr. Lew Zybatow, Institute of...
The purpose of this paper is to consider how the preference in the interpretation of anaphors and their distribution properties can interact and be best explained. To reach the goal, this paper presents the prominence hierarchy for computing a different degree of preference when there is more...
This article deals with the acquisition of possessive DP structures by Turkish and Moroccan adults and children learning Dutch without substantial classroom instruction. Our main claim is that L 2 learners systematically and consistently rely on their grammatical knowledge, which surfaces in the...
J. J. Gumperz and S. C. Levinson, editors: Rethinking Linguistic Relativity . Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language 17. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Oroqen, a Tungusic language spoken in China, uses the partial reduplication of adjective stems to indicate intensity. This process of “emphatic reduplication” is widespread in Altaic languages, which raises the question of whether it might be a reflex of an archaic genetic trait of Altaic. We...
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