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Abstract In this paper I shall attempt a compact restatement of the “regular” part of modern WG (= West Greenlandic) morphophonemics, with a discussion of some controversial issues. It is evident that Rischel's thorough treatment (1974) leaves comparatively little for others to do, except for a...
Abstract Delimiting a given language group and defining its genetic position within a greater language area may be difficult, especially if the area consists of a number of vaguely characterized languages.1 Such an area is that of the modern Indo-Aryan languages south of Kashmir. Parts of it...
Abstract It is generally claimed that three of the seven morphophonemic verbal patterns in Modern Hebrew have the function of expressing passive voice. This analysis, however, involves several problems, notably the fact that constructions with these patterns in most cases resemble impersonals,...
Abstract 0. The question of the precise nature of the series of voiceless aspirated stops posited for the IE proto-language by the Neogrammarian school and codified in Brugmann's Grundriss has kept troubling our science since the discovery made by de Saussure (1892) that at least some cases of...
Abstract The purpose of this note is to argue that the generative claim that the device called the variable rule is unmotivated is essentially correct. The patterns of phonological variation summarized by variable rules are shown to be consequences of prosodic organization and well-formedness...
Abstract Dans cet article1, nous nous proposons d'analyser les fragments grammaticaux de l'Encyclopédie de Diderot et d'Alembert2. Plus particuliérement, il s'agira de dégager la théorie qui les sous-tend, et qui détermine leur articulation. Ailleurs3 nous avons relevé l'importance de ces textes...
Abstract Despite the fact that both the above books (hereafter: Levinson, respectively Leech) have the word ‘pragmatics’ in their titles, a comparison is not easy.
Summary In the following paper I discuss Stephen Levinson's contribution to the development of a pragmatic theory of presupposition, which he presents in Pragmatics (1983). I argue that his perspective is insufficiently sensitive to the implications of drawing on context, and so not properly...
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