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Word-formation by phase in Inuit
It is argued that wordhood in the polysynthetic Inuit language is predictable from syntactic structure and that words correspond to the domains of CP and DP and that individual morphemes are not idiosyncratically specified as affixes. Expand
On quantifiers and bare nouns in Inuktitut
In this paper I examine nouns and quantifiers in Inuktitut, arguing that an account that assumes covert determiners is problematic. Instead, nouns in Inuktitut are shown to be arguments by default,Expand
Palatalization and “strong i” across Inuit dialects
Inuit dialects with palatalization all distinguish between “strong i” and “weak i”: instances of surface [i] that cause palatalization and those that do not, respectively. All dialects that haveExpand
Ergativity in Inuktitut
Iñupiatun Uqaluit Taniktun Sivuniŋit / Iñupiaq to English Dictionary by Edna Ahgeak Maclean (review)
pages earlier, as well as in table 6 in the introduction (there is no dictionary entry for ¤šana itself). A terminological glitch is the use of “imperfective aspect” for certain suffixes in theExpand
This paper is concerned with the licensing condition – often referred to as the identity condition (IC, henceforth) – on VP-ellipsis (VPE) in English; we are particularly interested in the cases ofExpand
Contrast in Inuit Consonant Inventories
A number of authors have examined consonant alternations in Inuit (e.g. Thalbitzer (1904), Ulving (1953), Kaplan (1982), (1985)) and the related phenomena of fortition and lenition in Yupik.Expand
Phasal Words and Inverse Morpheme Order in Inuktitut
The goal of this paper is to provide a minimalist account of the morphology of Inuit languages (particularly Inuktitut, West Greenlandic, and Yupik) that (A) explains the position of morphemes withinExpand
Person complementarity and (pseudo) Person Case Constraint effects: Evidence from Inuktitut
  • Richard Compton
  • Psychology
  • Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne…
  • 1 December 2019
Abstract This paper examines the nature of person complementarity in Eastern Canadian Inuktitut (Eskimo-Aleut), arguing that despite its apparent patterning as a Person Case Constraint (PCC) effect,Expand