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This study investigates the distribution of resumptive pronouns in subject-headed relative clauses in Colonial Valley Zapotec..
In this paper we discuss second position clitics in ancient Greek, which show a remarkable ability to break up syntactic constituents. We argue against attempts to capture such data in terms of a mismatch between c-structure yield and surface string and instead propose to enrich c-structure by using a multiple context free grammar with explicit…[Read more]
Analizamos en este artículo las maneras en que la escritura experimental de Beckett subvierte el uso estándar de la persona pronominal, transformando al pronombre de primera persona y sus avatares en el protagonista de una línea argumental. Se expone así de modo gráfico cómo el valor estándar de un elemento lingüístico a nivel de sistema gramatic…[Read more]
José Angel GARCÍA LANDA deposited Notes on Richard E. Palmer’s ‘Hermeneutics: Interpretation Theory in Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger and Gadamer’ in the group Linguistics on Humanities Commons 3 months ago
Notes on the book Hermeneutics: Interpretation Theory in Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger, and Gadamer—a book by Richard E. Palmer (Evanston: Nortwestern UP, 1969). Part I: On the Definition, Scope, and Significance of Hermeneutics; Part II: Four Major Theorists (Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger and Gadamer); Part III: A Hermeneutical M…[Read more]
‘Narrative Theory’ is an online introduction to classical structuralist narratological analysis. The sixth section deals with the structural positioning of narrators with respect to the narrative act and the fictional world(s) contained by the narrative. Contents: 1. Author, narrator, and narrative person; 2. Kinds of narrative positions; 3.…[Read more]
On the phonological adaption of Armenian loanwords starting with plosives or fricatives in the Turkish dialects of the province Erzurum.
On conditional forms in the dialects of Erzumrum province, conditional constructions and temporal clauses.
The present article investigates a type of complex sentence in Turkish where the predicate
of the embedded clause is based on a conditional form followed by the particle de or
sometimes bile. The syntactic and semantic peculiarities of this construction in Turkish
are outlined according to the exhaustive description of concessive conditionals…[Read more]
There is a rich corpus of texts written in Zapotec during the Mexican colonial period that remains relatively understudied. The nature of the corpus poses significant challenges to would-be readers; for example, the texts were written using the Roman alphabet with few standardized spelling conventions, resulting in a large number of homographs and…[Read more]
‘Narrative Theory’ is an online introduction to classical structuralist narratological analysis. This preliminary section provides an introduction to the notion of level of analysis in narrative, and examines a number of theories bearing on the structure of the fabula (Aristotle, Tomashevsky, Bal) and of the story (Genette), with attention to the…[Read more]
James McElvenny deposited Linguistic Aesthetics from the Nineteenth to the Twentieth Century: The Case of Otto Jespersen’s “Progress in Language” in the group Linguistics on Humanities Commons 5 months, 3 weeks ago
From the early nineteenth century up until the first half of the twentieth century, many leading scholars in the emerging field of linguistics were occupied with what would today be considered a kind of linguistic typology. The various classifications of languages they proposed were generally intertwined with speculation about the “racial” tra…[Read more]
This note criticises some equivocations and ambivalent notions in the writings of Derrida, especially ‘Limited Inc’ and ‘De la grammatologie’, as regards the notions of norm, intention, system, center, consciousness, writing, speech act and literal meaning. Derrida is shown to both have his cake and eat it, using his own text as a paradoxical…[Read more]
This is a brief note criticising some anti-foundationalist and anti-essentialist semiotic assumptions in Nietzsche and Wittgenstein, from the standpoint of a classical structuralist perspective which (following Saussure) sees the play of differences as crucially constitutive of a system of positive terms.
Book of Abstracts of the International Conference “Words, Images and Ideology of Populism 3.0”
This article deals with the global copy of a bound morpheme in Gagauz. The feminine marker -(y)ka, copied from Slavic, is used to build female forms of denominations for persons.
Preprint to appear in a special issue of Cultural Analytics on “Identity.” The article explores the paradox that the representation of gender in fiction became more flexible while the sheer balance of attention between fictional men and women was growing more unequal. We measure the rigidity of gendered roles by asking how easy it is to infer…[Read more]
Dirk Schmidt deposited Automating Color-coding for Pronunciation-Guided Tibetan Text: Using regular expressions to generate HTML color codes for the four main sound profiles within central standard Tibetan in the group Linguistics on Humanities Commons 7 months, 4 weeks ago
Reading is a complex and difficult skill. The main difficulty beginning readers face is learning which letters represent which sounds—and then getting used to those patterns by reading them, again and again, in different combinations and contexts. It takes practice to learn how to read. Research also shows that the easier reading is, the more l…[Read more]
James McElvenny deposited International Language and the Everyday: Contact and Collaboration Between C.K. Ogden, Rudolf Carnap and Otto Neurath in the group Linguistics on Humanities Commons 9 months ago
Although now largely forgotten, the international language movement was, from the 1880s to the end of the Second World War, a matter of widespread public interest, as well as a concern of numerous scientists and scholars. The primary goal was to establish a language for international communication, but in the early twentieth century an increasing…[Read more]
A frequently mentioned if somewhat peripheral figure in the historiography of late nineteenth-century linguistics is the German sinologist and general linguist Georg von der Gabelentz (1840–1893). Today Gabelentz is chiefly remembered for several insights that proved to be productive in the development of subsequent schools and subdisciplines. I…[Read more]
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