Compound Nouns vs. Incorporation in Classical Nahuatl

  title={Compound Nouns vs. Incorporation in Classical Nahuatl},
  author={Michel Launey},

Predication and NP structure in an omnipredicative language: The case of Khoekhoe

  • Michael Hahn
  • Linguistics
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
  • 2014
A formal HPSG analysis is presented, in which members of all open word classes enter the syntax as predicates and in which all argument NPs are derived in a uniform manner as projections of pronominal elements, modified by relative clauses, building on Sag's (1997) analysis of English relative clauses.

Mundari: The myth of a language without word classes

Abstract Mundari, an Austroasiatic language of India (Munda family), has often been cited as an example of a language without word classes, where a single word can function as noun, verb, adjective,

What We Talk About When We Talk About Nepantla: Gloria Anzaldúa and the Queer Fruit of Aztec Philosophy

ABSTRACT A particular twenty-first-century understanding of the Aztec concept nepantla, one which has recently taken hold in critical education thanks to the writings of Gloria Anzaldúa, does not

Polysynthesis in Hueyapan Nahuatl: The Status of Noun Phrases, Basic Word Order, and Other Concerns

This article presents data showing that the syntax of the Nahuatl dialect spoken in Hueyapan, Morelos, Mexico has traits of nonconfigurationality: free word order and free pro-drop, with

Noun Incorporation: A New Theoretical Perspective

This dissertation deals with a morphosyntactic process called Noun Incorporation, whereby a nominal component is compounded with a verbal component to yield a complex verbal stem. Special attention

Reference and predication in Movima

In Movima (isolate, lowland Bolivia), nouns can function as predicates, and verbs can form part of referring expressions, without any morphological modification. Argument encoding is similar with



Head-marking and dependent-marking grammar

La theorie linguistique pourrait s'enrichir, selon l'auteur, en tenant compte du fait que le marquage de la tete du syntagme, dans les problemes d'accords, est plus repandu dans les langues du monde

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

The structure of language and identity, child language acquisition, language, brain and handicap, and language and communication are discussed.