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Article on Turkish orthography and its acquisiton
Johann-Mattis List deposited CLICS2: An improved database of cross-linguistic colexifications assembling lexical data with the help of cross-linguistic data formats in the group Linguistics on Humanities Commons 7 months ago
The Database of Cross-Linguistic Colexifications (CLICS), has established a computer-assisted framework for the interactive representation of cross-linguistic colexification patterns. In its current form, it has proven to be a useful tool for various kinds of investigation into cross-linguistic semantic associations, ranging from studies on…[Read more]
Johann-Mattis List deposited Are Automatic Methods for Cognate Detection Good Enough for Phylogenetic Reconstruction in Historical Linguistics? in the group Linguistics on Humanities Commons 7 months ago
We evaluate the performance of state-of-the-art algorithms for automatic cognate detection by comparing how useful automatically
inferred cognates are for the task of phylogenetic inference compared to classical manually
annotated cognate sets. Our findings suggest
that phylogenies inferred from automated cog-
nate sets come close to…[Read more]
With increasing amounts of digitally available data from all over the world, manual annotation of cognates in multi-lingual word lists becomes more and more time-consuming in historical linguistics. Using available software packages to pre-process the data prior to manual analysis can drastically speed-up the process of cognate detection.…[Read more]
Noam Chomsky is undoubtedly one of the brilliant polyglots produced in the last century, who continues to engage critically with various issues that bother us today. In the masterly foreword to this book Akeel Bilgrami, a thinker and linguist, explains that this book is ‘a lifetime of reflection by a scientist of language’ (vii). It is divided int…[Read more]
Learning Sanskrit is usually considered to be a harrowing experience what with the memorization of elaborate rules of grammar and the language’s various verb and noun forms in numerous tenses and cases (such as the vocave case). This has discouraged many students from completing the study of Sanskrit and most leave it halfway. Every textbook t…[Read more]
Narasimhananda Swami deposited Lectures on Patañjali’s Mahābhāshya Volumes IX and X Kuppuswami Sastry Research Institute Book Review Prabuddha Bharata June 2014 in the group Linguistics on Humanities Commons 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Lectures on Patañjali’s Mahābhāshya Volumes IX and X Kuppuswami Sastry Research Institute Book Review Prabuddha Bharata June 2014
A brief survey of the pioneers of Malayalam literature.
Hindu Vishva hinduvishwa malayalam cultural magazine 2016 October 17 – November 16 Issue
Hindu Vishva hinduvishwa malayalam cultural magazine 2016 September 17 – October 16 Issue
ENGLISH ABSTRACT Due to their special properties, relational adjectives (in particular when serving as classifying modifiers) have been the subject of detailed investigations in many languages, including Russian, French, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch and German, but they are not mentioned in Danish reference grammars. The main goal of this article is to…[Read more]
On structural similarities in Azeri of Iran and Gagauz due to contact with Indo-Iranan languages
Due to language-contact phenomena Gagauz shows significant deviations from Turkic patterns, most obvious on the syntactic level. In what follows, I will deal with a set of modal constructions expressing volition, necessity, ability and possibility. Expressions for volition and necessity are formed in Gagauz analytically using the same lexical and…[Read more]
This article aims to describe some types of adverbial clauses in the dialects of Erzurum.
For this purpose I have investigated published and unpublished material collected in the
region between 1966 and 1980. I concentrated on converb forms and clause patterns that
are unusual from the viewpoint of Standard Turkish. The converb forms are either…[Read more]
An examination of the debate over the Theory of Names between Origen and Celsus in Origen’s Contra Celsum and its implications for late antique ritual worship.
Grammaticalization of directional particle lái in Chinese.
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