Linguistic Discovery

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 2, May

Persian Back Channel Responses in Formal versus Informal Contexts
1. Introduction Back channel responses (BC) are pervasive phenomena in the human communicative behavior, because participants in a conversation continuously give or elicit back channels as a way of explicitly exchanging information about the state...
Phonology Sketch and Classification of Lawu, an Undocumented Ngwi Language of Yunnan
1. Introduction This report presents a preliminary phonological sketch of Lawu, an undocumented Ngwi (Loloish) language spoken in Shuitang District, Xinping County, Yuxi Municipality, and Jiujia District, Zhenyuan County, Pu'er Municipality, in...
The Domari Language of Aleppo (Syria)
2.16 Other NP modifiers Other nominal modifiers commonly encountered are ger "other" (< Arabic ger "other"), koma "a lot of (< Arabic koma "a pile, a lot"). These appear before the head: ger kam-a "something else", koma mesri "a lot of money"....
The Effect of Accessibility on Language Vitality: The Ishkashimi and the Sanglechi Speech Varieties in Afghanistan
6.3 Bilingualism with Dari This section describes the varying levels of proficiency of Dari throughout the different population segments in the Ishkashim area and in the Sanglech valley, and aims to give reasons for these findings. 6.3.1 Ishkashim...
Towards a Full Description of the Focus System in Tundra Yukaghir
3.2 Contrastive foci and contrastive topics These two categories are treated together because elicitations have shown that they are encoded mainly in the same way. The morphological devices employed are the same as those for marking focus. While...
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