Linguistic Discovery

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 1, January

Problem Set: Sui Adjective Modifiers
(1) Determine what types of onsets are preferred when the modifier rhymes with the base adjective. Caution: Look for overall patterns, not a fully predictive rule. Asterisks (*) indicate forms that are unattested. [??]a:t 'agile' [??]a:t...
Serial Verbs in Finnish
1. Introduction Finnish has a verbal construction (underlined in (1)-(3)) called colorative construction which combines two verbs: a non-finite verb (henceforth Vi) and a finite verb (Vii). The structure is said to fulfill stylistic and aesthetic...
Work on Endangered Languages
At its annual meeting in Minneapolis this year, the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) celebrated its 90th birthday. Among the various events marking the occasion were two symposia, one focusing on the development of various sub-disciplines in linguistics...
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