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The Salish Language Family: Reconstructing Syntax.
The Salish Language Family; Reconstructing Syntax. Paul D. Kroeber. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999. 461 pp.
Ideophones, Adverbs, and Predicate Qualification in Upper Necaxa Totonac1
  • D. Beck
  • History
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 1 January 2008
Ideophones—sometimes called “expressives”—are familiar from descriptions of African languages and are now relatively well documented in a number of languages of Eurasia, Oceania, and Australia. ThisExpand
The Typology of Parts of Speech Systems: The Markedness of Adjectives
Most current linguistic theories -- whose main proponents are speakers of and researchers in European languages -- are modeled on languages with parts of speech systems organized into the three majorExpand
Chitimacha: A Mesoamerican Language in the Lower Mississippi Valley1
The comparative method of historical linguistics is carefully applied to the hypothesis that Chitimacha, a language of southern Louisiana now without fully fluent speakers, and languages of theExpand
Upper Necaxa Totonac Dictionary
  • D. Beck
  • Computer Science
  • 27 July 2011
The Upper Necaxa Totonac Dictionary documents a previously undescribed Totonac-Tepehua language of Mexico. Comprising 9,000 entries, it includes part-of-speech information, phonetic transcriptions,Expand
Identifying Cognate Sets Across Dictionaries of Related Languages
A system for identifying cognate sets across dictionaries of related languages on the basis of a rich set of features that capture both phonetic and semantic similarity, as well as the presence of regular sound correspondences is presented. Expand
Morphological phrasemes and Totonacan verbal morphology
Abstract The existence of restricted or phraseologized complex expressions such as clichés, collocations, and idioms (collectively known as phrasemes) is well-known and widely accepted in the domainExpand
Creating a Comparative Dictionary of Totonac-Tepehua
Algorithms for the identification of cognates and recurrent sound correspondences proposed by Kondrak (2002) are applied to the Totonac-Tepehua family of indigenous languages in Mexico to provide tools for rapid construction of comparative dictionaries for relatively unfamiliar language families. Expand
The emergence of ejective fricatives in Upper Necaxa Totonac
(2) Upper Necaxa Zapotitlan Papantla Xicotepec Tepehua maʔát ‘far’ maqát máqat maqát máqati móŋʔʃu ‘owl’ móɴqʃu moɴqʃnú móɴqsɬu móːqʃnuː In each of these cases (and many more), the Upper Necaxa formExpand