- ItemOpen AccessCalgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 14, Fall 1991(University of Calgary, 1991-09) Lamb, Dan; Middleton, Barbara; Rowsell, Lorna VThe editors are pleased to present this long awaited issue of the Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics. This is the fourteenth in a series of working papers published by the Department of Linguistics at the University of Calgary. These papers represent works in progress and a such should not be considered in any way final or definitive. Appearance of papers in this volume does not preclude their publication in another form elsewhere.
- ItemOpen AccessAspect and phase systems in Yoruba(University of Calgary, 1991-09) Adéwọlé, L ODespite Oyelaran's (1982:41) claim that both the imperfective and what he regards as the perfect aspect in Yoruba are not controversial, a look at some of the writing on the topics shows several crucial problem areas.
- ItemOpen AccessSerialization patterns in Shona verbal morphology(University of Calgary, 1991-09) Bellusci, David ChristianShona is a Central Bantu language that has been classified as an SVO language (Comrie 1981). As with other Bantu languages, however, Shona has SOV characteristics reflected in its morphology. This is not surprising since morphology often reflects earlier word order patterns and Proto-Bantu has been reconstructed as SOV (Givón 1975). This paper focusses on Shona verbal morphology, particularly on the serialization of [valence] [aspect] [tense].
- ItemOpen AccessThe Chinese serial verb construction proper(University of Calgary, 1991-09) Liu, Cai-XiaAlthough serial verb constructions (SVCs) in Chinese have been the subject of a number of studies. serial verb constructions proper (SVCPs) have rarely been investigated by Chinese linguists. It is these Chinese SVCPs which have the sequence of NP V NP V (NP), that is the concern of this thesis.
- ItemOpen AccessOn the "pre-history" of Romance linguistics: precursors of Friedrich Diez(University of Calgary, 1991-09) Izzo, Herbert JIt is received opinion that Romance linguistics is a scientific discipline that begins with Friedrich Diez, who in his Grammatik der romanischen Sprachen (1836-43) first applied to Romance the principles and methods of IE comparative linguistics newly developed by Rask, Bopp, and Grimm. In fact, however, many of the innovations attributed to Diez (and his Indo-Europeanist contemporaries) were anticipated by now-forgotten predecessors like Pierre Nicholas Bonamy (1694-1770), Carlo Denina (1731-1813), and Carl Ludwig Fernow (1763-1808). It even seems probable that the concept of an Indo-European proto-language and the IE family tree was indirectly inspired by the generally recognized relationship between Latin ("Proto-Romance") and its "daughter languages", French, Italian, Spanish, etc., and that the beginnings of IE linguistics owe at least as much to Romance linguistics as Diez's Romance linguistics owes to the Indo-Europeanists.