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A complex system of complex predicates: tense, taxis, aspect and mood in Basse Mandinka from a grammaticalisation and cognitive perspective
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The present work analyses the Basse Mandinka tense-taxis-aspect-mood verbal system within the framework of cognitive and grammaticalisation linguistics and from the perspective of complexity theory. The ...
The case system of the Vilamovicean adjective : from description to explanation
(Stellenbosch University, Department of General Linguistics, 2013)
The present paper offers a detailed description and analysis of the adjectival declensional patterns in the Modern Vilamovicean language. The idiom possesses six declensional patterns – restricted to distinct environments ...
From vectors to waves and streams : an alternative approach to semantic maps
(University of Stellenbosch, Department of General Linguistics, 2016)
This article designs a method of improving traditional, qualitative semantic maps based on grammaticalisation paths, by including both quantitative data (frequency) and information concerning a gram’s environment (the ...
Open data intermediaries in developing countries
(Centre for Community Informatics, Research, Development and Training, 2016)
This paper offers a more socially nuanced approach to open data intermediaries using the theoretical framework of Bourdieu’s social model, particularly his species of capital. Secondary data on intermediaries from Emerging ...
Left Dislocation in Arabic : the complexity of form and meaning
(Stellenbosch University, Department of General Linguistics, 2016)
This paper studies the complexity of L(eft) D(islocation). It demonstrates that the function that is crosslinguistically associated with LD is conveyed in Arabic by a set of LD constructions. In the analyzed corpus, these ...
Expressions of futurity in the Vilamovicean language
(Department of General Linguistics, Stellenbosch University, 2010)
The present paper aims at presenting all major morphosyntactic means of expressing future meaning in Vilamovicean, the smallest Germanic language spoken in the town of Wilamowice in Southern Poland. As will be demonstrated ...