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The Internal Syntax of Shona Class Prefixes
Abstract Shona (Southern Bantu, Guthrie Zone S10) gender/noun-class prefixes display massive multi-functionality, with concomitant semantic heterogeneity. We argue that this pervasiveExpand
Evidential Types: Evidence from Cree Dialects1
Evidentials, which introduce the speaker’s perspective regarding information being presented, can be divided into at least two classes in Cree: CP‐external (with illocutionary force) and IP‐externalExpand
Disambiguating Yorùbá tones: At the interface between syntax, morphology, phonology and phonetics
This paper considers a particular type of tonal behavior in Yoruba with the goal of testing whether syntactic and phonological domains converge or diverge. Expand
(De-)constructing evidentiality
Extending Faller (2002), we analyze clauses with evidential marking as presenting, but not asserting, a proposition p. Crucial to this analysis is the distinction between common ground and origoExpand
The trajectory of φ-features on Old French D and n
Abstract Old French (OF) determiners (D), which are optional, show a three-way split between definite (def), indefinite(indf), and expletive(expl) D. We develop a nano-syntactic analysis of theseExpand
On the left edge of Yorùbá complements
Abstract In Standard Yoruba, syntax affects the tone of both lexical and functional heads in different ways. Before an Accusative-marked complement, the inherent low tone of a monosyllabic verb isExpand
Quantifying time-varying coordination of multimodal speech signals using correlation map analysis.
This paper demonstrates an algorithm for computing the instantaneous correlation coefficient between two signals. The algorithm is the computational engine for analyzing the time-varying coordinationExpand
Deriving Reflexives
The morphology of reflexives correlates with their binding properties (Everaert 1986, Pica 1987, Reinhart & Reuland 1993) and reflexives are often distinguished according to whether they are X or XPExpand