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Halkomelem Denominal Verb Constructions1
Halkomelem has four denominal verb prefixes: c‐ ‘have, get, make, do’, ɬ- ‘ingest, partake’, txw- ‘buy’, λ̵- ‘go to’. These prefixes attach to nominal bases to form intransitive verbs. The noun toExpand
Introduction: The Form and Function of Denominal Verb Constructions1
  • D. Gerdts, S. Marlett
  • Computer Science
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 1 October 2008
A glimpse of the linguistic variety that is found in languages of North America is given, while contributing to the typological knowledge of denominal verb constructions, which heretofore have received little attention. Expand
The Morphosyntax of Halkomelem Lexical Suffixes
  • D. Gerdts
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 1 October 2003
Halkomelem has a hundred lexical suffixes. They are widely used on verbs, where they serve the role of theme or oblique. The commonly accepted view of lexical suffixation is that it does not alterExpand
Beyond expertise: The role of the linguist in language revitalization programs
We linguists see ourselves as knights in shining armor, while Natives see us as a necessarily evil. They are quick to criticize, control, and even block linguistic work. Why this gap? First, there isExpand
19. Ditransitive constructions in Halkomelem Salish: A direct object/oblique object language
This paper treats ditransitive constructions in the Salish language Halkomelem, drawing on field data from speakers of the Island dialect and from the typological and theoretical literature. Expand
Mapping Halkomelem grammatical relations
Mapping theory, which adds a level of morphosyntactic argument structure to the theory of relational grammar provides a means for capturing cross-linguistic generalizations heretoforeExpand