Recent Submissions

  • Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 14, Fall 1991 

    Lamb, Dan; Middleton, Barbara; Rowsell, Lorna V (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1991-09)
    The 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 ...
  • Aspect and phase systems in Yoruba 

    Adéwọlé, L O (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1991-09)
    Despite 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.
  • Serialization patterns in Shona verbal morphology 

    Bellusci, David Christian (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1991-09)
    Shona 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 ...
  • The Chinese serial verb construction proper 

    Liu, Cai-Xia (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1991-09)
    Although 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 ...
  • On the "pre-history" of Romance linguistics: precursors of Friedrich Diez 

    Izzo, Herbert J (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1991-09)
    It 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 ...
  • The autosegmental distinction of tonal language types: with specific reference to Chilcotin tone phenomena 

    Owens, Camille (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1991-09)
    A distinction has been drawn in phonology between two types of languages which exhibit tone phenomena. Languages are traditionally categorized as pitch accent or tone languages. Proponents of autosegmental phonology have ...
  • Agrammatism and functional categories* 

    Shelstad, Lorraine (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1991-09)
    The loss of function words and grammatical morphemes in agrammatism has been investigated by a number of researchers. Different theories have been put forth by Goodglass (1968), Kean (1977), and Grodzinsky (1984), as well ...