Linguistic Discovery

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 1, January

Coordination in Pribilof Islands Unangam Tunuu
1. Introduction In this paper, I will look at some general features of coordination in Unangam Tunuu (Aleut), and specifically, the variety spoken on the Pribilof Islands off the coast of Alaska and north of the Aleutian Chain. Existing descriptions...
Downstep in Tiriki
1. Introduction In this paper, we present an analysis of the tone system of Tiriki, a Bantu language spoken in Kenya and previously undescribed in the linguistic literature. We focus on downstep, a complex phenomenon that arises in a number of different...
Parts of Speech in Non-Typical Function: (A)symmetrical Encoding of Non-Verbal Predicates in Erzya
1. Introduction In traditional Finno-Ugric linguistics, parts of speech have been defined mainly on a morphological basis. Consequently, conjugated nouns in the Mordvinic languages, as well as other non-verbal categories such as adjectives and locatives,...
The Intonation Patterns of Interrogatives in Persian
1. Introduction This paper is an attempt at discovering the intricacies of the intonation patterns of different types of interrogative sentences in Modern Conversational Persian, hereafter referred to as Persian, spoken in Tehran, the capital city...
The Phonetics and Phonology of Chuxnaban Mixe
1. Introduction Chuxnaban Mixe is a Mixe-Zoque language spoken by nine hundred people in one village in Oaxaca, Mexico. The Mixe territory is composed of two hundred and ninety communities (Torres Cisneros 1997). Each community speaks a different...
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