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The Social Origins of Language

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Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


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Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

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This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


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Query Subject:   DP as a Phase, Negation/Intonational Marking
Author:   Bert Remijsen
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   DOES ANYBODY KNOW ABOUT LANGUAGES THAT MARK NEGATION BY MEANS OF INTONATION? I FOUND NO REFERENCE TO PROSODIC MARKING OF NEGATION IN DAHL'S 1997 TYPOLOGY OF SENTENCE NEGATION IN 'LINGUISTICS'.
ON THE OTHER HAND, I HAVE COME ACROSS TWO LANGUAGES FOR WHICH IT IS REPORTED - LINDSTROM (2002 - PHD DISS UNIV. OF STOCKHOLM) REPORTS THAT IN THE AUSTRONESIAN LANGUAGE KUOT, A SEGMENTAL MARKER OF NEGATION IS INVARIABLY ACCOMPANIED BY AN UTTERANCE-FINAL FALL-RISE CONTOUR. SECONDLY, ROEMER (1991 'STUDIES IN PAPIAMENTU TONOLOGY') DESCRIBES A COMBINATION OF TOONE SHIFT AND DOWNSTEP, WHICH ACCOMPANIES A SEGMENTAL NEGATION-MARKING MORPHEME IN THE CREOLE PAPIAMENTU.

DOES ANYBODY KNOW OF LANGUAGES IN WHICH NEGATION IS MARKED EXCLUSIVELY BY MEANS OF PROSODY, I.E., IN THE ABSENCE OF A SEGMENTAL (MORPHOLOGICAL OR SYNTACTIC) ENCODING? OR DO YOU KNOW OTHER LANGUAGES SHOWING PHENOMENA WHERE THE MARKING OF NEGATION HAS A SECUNDARY PROSODIC COMPONENT, LIKE KUOT AND PAPIAMENTU? I WOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR ANY REPLIES, AND I WILL POST A SUMMARY OF THEM TO THIS LIST.

DR. BERT REMIJSEN
LEIDEN UNIVERSITY
LL Issue: 13.2045
Date posted: 06-Aug-2002



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