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Language description, history and development [electronic resource] : linguistic indulgence in memory of Terry Crowley / edited by Jeff Siegel, John Lynch and Diana Eades.

Contributor(s): Crowley, Terry | Siegel, Jeff | Lynch, John (John Dominic) | Eades, Diana, 1953-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Creole language library: v. 30.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 2007Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 512 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789027292940 (electronic bk.); 9027292949 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Linguistics | Philology | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Historical & Comparative | Crowley, Terry | Englische Pidginsprachen -- Melanesien | Papuasprachen | Polynesische Sprachen | Linguistik -- Aufsatzsammlung | Pazifik -- Sprachen | Ozeanien -- Sprachen | Australien -- Sprachen | LinguistikGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Language description, history and development.DDC classification: 410 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Jeff Siegel, John Lynch and Diana Eades -- "Try look that yellow book": the legacy of Terry Crowley's work in Cape York Peninsula / Helen Harper -- Describing languages and ethnographic fieldwork / William R. Thurston -- A desiderative complement construction in Warrwa / William B. McGregor -- Noun incorporation in Rembarrnga discourse / Graham McKay -- A revised view of the verbal suffixes of Yugambeh-Bundjalung / Margaret C. Sharpe -- Close and remote objects in a language with a single transitive suffix / Anna Margetts -- Possessive classifier bila- in Raga reflects value in people / Hannah Vari-Bogiri -- On the subject of subjects in Maori / Ray Harlow -- Pointing at the lagoon: directional terms in Oceanic atoll-based languages / Bill Palmer -- Does Hawaiian have diphthongs: and how can you tell? / Kenneth L. Rehg -- Accent patterns for English loanwords in Samoan: a window on prosody / Albert J. Sch�utz -- Syntactic properties of the definitive accent in Tongan / Therese Mary Aitchison -- Tok Pisin ia-bracketing: neither substrate nor syntax / Joel Bradshaw -- On Papiamentu ku / Claire Lefebvre and Isabelle Therrien -- " ... And the blue bird /flju/ away": yod insertion in Fiji English / France Mugler -- Modal wars: some ascendant semi-modals in Australian English / Peter Collins -- Complex predication and the coverb construction / Mengistu Amberber, Brett Baker and Mark Harvey -- Verb serialisation and incipient grammaticalisation in Abma / Cindy Schneider -- The demise of serial verbs in South Efate / Nicholas Thieberger -- Nganyaywana revisited: lessons from Terry Crowley's work on New England languages / Paul Black -- Divergent regularity in word-initial truncation in the Arandic languages / Harold Koch -- Two kinds of locative construction in Oceanic languages: a robust distinction / Malcolm Ross -- The prenasalised trills of Manus / Robert Blust -- Noun articles in Torres and Banks languages: conservation and innovation / Alexandre Fran�cois -- The reflexes of proto-oceanic *na in Unua / Elizabeth Pearce -- Proto who utilised turmeric, and how? / Kitsuko Kikusawa and Lawrence A. Reid -- On the lexicon of Early Melanesian Pidgin / Ross Clark -- Structure, style and content in dictionary entries for an Oceanic language / D.S. Walsh -- The Fijian dictionary experience / Paul Geraghty -- Lexicography for your friends / Mark Donohue -- Language-in-education in New Zealand: policies and practices / Roger Barnard -- Language-in-education policy in the context of language death: conflicts in policy and practice in Colombia / Anthony J. Liddicoat and Timothy Jowan Curnow / The Crowley corrective: an alternative voice for language endangerment / Michael Walsh -- Language sizes in Melanesia / Robert Early -- Funeral liturgy as a strategy for language revival / Rob Amery and Dennis O'Brien.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-502) and index.

Introduction / Jeff Siegel, John Lynch and Diana Eades -- "Try look that yellow book": the legacy of Terry Crowley's work in Cape York Peninsula / Helen Harper -- Describing languages and ethnographic fieldwork / William R. Thurston -- A desiderative complement construction in Warrwa / William B. McGregor -- Noun incorporation in Rembarrnga discourse / Graham McKay -- A revised view of the verbal suffixes of Yugambeh-Bundjalung / Margaret C. Sharpe -- Close and remote objects in a language with a single transitive suffix / Anna Margetts -- Possessive classifier bila- in Raga reflects value in people / Hannah Vari-Bogiri -- On the subject of subjects in Maori / Ray Harlow -- Pointing at the lagoon: directional terms in Oceanic atoll-based languages / Bill Palmer -- Does Hawaiian have diphthongs: and how can you tell? / Kenneth L. Rehg -- Accent patterns for English loanwords in Samoan: a window on prosody / Albert J. Sch�utz -- Syntactic properties of the definitive accent in Tongan / Therese Mary Aitchison -- Tok Pisin ia-bracketing: neither substrate nor syntax / Joel Bradshaw -- On Papiamentu ku / Claire Lefebvre and Isabelle Therrien -- " ... And the blue bird /flju/ away": yod insertion in Fiji English / France Mugler -- Modal wars: some ascendant semi-modals in Australian English / Peter Collins -- Complex predication and the coverb construction / Mengistu Amberber, Brett Baker and Mark Harvey -- Verb serialisation and incipient grammaticalisation in Abma / Cindy Schneider -- The demise of serial verbs in South Efate / Nicholas Thieberger -- Nganyaywana revisited: lessons from Terry Crowley's work on New England languages / Paul Black -- Divergent regularity in word-initial truncation in the Arandic languages / Harold Koch -- Two kinds of locative construction in Oceanic languages: a robust distinction / Malcolm Ross -- The prenasalised trills of Manus / Robert Blust -- Noun articles in Torres and Banks languages: conservation and innovation / Alexandre Fran�cois -- The reflexes of proto-oceanic *na in Unua / Elizabeth Pearce -- Proto who utilised turmeric, and how? / Kitsuko Kikusawa and Lawrence A. Reid -- On the lexicon of Early Melanesian Pidgin / Ross Clark -- Structure, style and content in dictionary entries for an Oceanic language / D.S. Walsh -- The Fijian dictionary experience / Paul Geraghty -- Lexicography for your friends / Mark Donohue -- Language-in-education in New Zealand: policies and practices / Roger Barnard -- Language-in-education policy in the context of language death: conflicts in policy and practice in Colombia / Anthony J. Liddicoat and Timothy Jowan Curnow / The Crowley corrective: an alternative voice for language endangerment / Michael Walsh -- Language sizes in Melanesia / Robert Early -- Funeral liturgy as a strategy for language revival / Rob Amery and Dennis O'Brien.

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