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Evidentials as epistemic modals: Evidence from St'át'imcets
This paper argues that evidential clitics in St’at’imcets (a.k.a. Lillooet; Northern Interior Salish) must be analyzed as epistemic modals.We apply a range of tests which distinguish the modalExpand
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Modals as distributive indefinites
Modals in St’át’imcets (Lillooet Salish) show two differences from their counterparts in English. First, they have variable quantificational force, systematically allowing both possibility andExpand
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‘Out of control’ marking as circumstantial modality in St’át’imcets
This paper provides a unified semantic analysis of the so-called ‘out-of-control’ circumfix ka-…-a in St’at’imcets (Lillooet Salish). ka-…-a expresses an initially puzzling range of meanings,Expand
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Remarks on Proto-Salish Subject Inflection
  • Henry Davis
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 1 October 2000
L'A. reexamine le statut morphosyntaxique et la distribution des marqueurs pronominaux sujet du proto-salish. Il cherche a defendre deux points. 1. Le proto-salish presente trois clitiques et uneExpand
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On A'-Dependencies in Gitksan
On first examination, the syntax of WH-questions in Gitksan (Interior Tsimshianic) shows a pattern characteristic of the Pacific Northwest Sprachbund: an initial, predicative WHphrase takes anExpand
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A unified modal semantics for ‘out-of-control’ marking in St’át’imcets
This paper provides a unified semantic analysis of the socalled ‘out-of-control’ circumfix ka-...-a in St’át’imcets (Lillooet Salish). ka-...-a expresses an initially puzzling range of meanings,Expand
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The acquisition of the English auxiliary system and its relation to linguistic theory
T h e s i s s u p e r v i s o r : David Ingrain T h i s t h e s i s e x p l o r e s the co n n e c t i o n between l i n g u i s t i c theory, as embodied i n a v e r s i o n of the Government B i nExpand
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Issues in Salish Syntax and Semantics
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We survey four theoretical debates in the syntactic and semantic literature on Salish, one from each of the areas of lexical semantics, super-lexical syntax, semantics and pragmatics, with an eye to pin down the principal loci of variation between Salish and Indo-European. Expand
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On the Functional Determination of Lexical Categories
Nous presentons d’abord des donnees de l’anglais et du st’at’imcets (famille salish) qui nous amenent a conclure que les racines doivent etre specifiees pour la valeur de leur categorie lexicale, etExpand
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