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Morphology in Indo-European Languages  

Paolo Milizia

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Jun 2020
Indo-European languages of the most archaic type, such as Old Indic and Ancient Greek, have rich fusional morphologies with predominant use of suffixation and ablaut as formal devices. The ... More

Morphology in Dravidian Languages  

R. Amritavalli

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Nov 2019
The Dravidian languages are rich in nominal and verbal morphology. Three nominal gender systems are extant. Pronouns are gender-number marked demonstratives. Gender-number agreement in the ... More

Morphology in Kra-Dai Languages  

Yongxian Luo

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Feb 2020
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Morphology
The Kra-Dai languages (also known as Kam-Tai, Tai-Kadai, Tai-Kradai, Daic) are generally described as one of the most representative and extreme examples of isolating and analytic types; ... More

Morphology in Niger-Congo Languages  

Denis Creissels

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May 2019
This chapter is an overview of the structure of words belonging to the major lexical categories (nouns and verbs) in Niger-Congo languages, with an emphasis on the morphological patterns ... More

Morphology in Quechuan Languages  

Willem F. H. Adelaar

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Mar 2020
Quechuan is a family of closely related indigenous languages spoken in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, in the central part of the Andean cordilleras, in what used to be the ... More

Morphology of Trans New Guinea Languages  

Sebastian Fedden

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Jun 2020
Subject:
Morphology
The aim of this article is to present the morphology and morphosyntax of Trans New Guinea (TNG) languages to a wide audience of linguists. The TNG languages are a family of several hundred ... More

Morphology in Typology: Historical Retrospect, State of the Art, and Prospects  

Peter M. Arkadiev

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Feb 2020
Morphology, understood as internal structure of words, has always figured prominently in linguistic typology, and it is with the morphological classification of languages into “fusional,” ... More

Morphology in Uralic Languages  

Anna Sőrés and Krisztina Hevér-Joly

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Oct 2019
Subject:
Morphology
Uralic languages are synthetic, agglutinative languages, overwhelmingly suffixing, and they have a rich inflectional morphology in both the nominal and the verbal domain. The Uralic family ... More

Morphology in Japonic Languages  

Taro Kageyama

Due to the agglutinative character, Japanese and Ryukyuan morphology is predominantly concatenative, applying to garden-variety word formation processes such as compounding, prefixation, ... More

Morphology and Language Documentation  

Yuni Kim

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Feb 2020
Subject:
Morphology
What does it mean to document the morphology of a language, and how does one go about such a task? Most of the world’s languages are arguably underdocumented, yet morphological ... More

Morphology and Lexical Semantics  

Réka Benczes

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Dec 2019
The investigation of morphology and lexical semantics is an investigation into the very essence of the semantics of word formation: the meaning of morphemes and how they can be combined to ... More

Morphology and Metrical Structure  

Birgit Alber and Sabine Arndt-Lappe

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Feb 2020
Subject:
Morphology
Work on the relationship between morphology and metrical structure has mainly addressed three questions: 1. How does morphological constituent structure map onto ... More

Morphology in Northwest Caucasian Languages  

Yury Lander

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Mar 2020
The five languages of the Northwest Caucasian family (also known as West Caucasian or Abkhaz-Adyghe), namely West Circassian, Kabardian, Ubykh, Abkhaz, and Abaza, are remarkable for their ... More

The Morphology of Yam Languages  

Matthew J. Carroll

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Jul 2020
The Yam languages are a primary language family spoken in southern New Guinea across an area spanning around 180km west to east across both the Indonesian province of Papua and Papua New ... More

Morphology in Sino-Tibetan Languages  

Giorgio Francesco Arcodia and Bianca Basciano

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Jan 2020
Sino-Tibetan is a highly diverse language family, in which a wide range of morphological phenomena and profiles may be found. The family is generally seen as split into two major branches, ... More

Morphology and Tone  

Irina Monich

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Jun 2020
Tone is indispensable for understanding many morphological systems of the world. Tonal phenomena may serve the morphological needs of a language in a variety of ways: segmental affixes may ... More

Morpho-Phonological Processes in Korean  

Jongho Jun

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Sep 2018
It has been an ongoing issue within generative linguistics how to properly analyze morpho-phonological processes. Morpho-phonological processes typically have exceptions, but nonetheless ... More

Morphosyntax of Dravidian Languages  

R. Amritavalli

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May 2017
The Dravidian languages, spoken mainly in southern India and south Asia, were identified as a separate language family between 1816 and 1856. Four of the 26 Dravidian languages, namely ... More

Morphosyntax of Himalayan Languages  

George van Driem

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Jun 2017
Several language families and a few language isolates are represented in the Himalayas, the world’s greatest massif, running a length of over 3,600 km. The most well-represented language ... More

Motion Verbs in Japanese  

Yo Matsumoto

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Apr 2020
Japanese is a language rich in verbs representing Path of motion, but it also has verbs representing Manner and Deixis. Examining how they are used can deepen our understanding of some of ... More

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