Language Description, History and Development: Linguistic indulgence in memory of Terry Crowley (Creole Language Library 30)

Language Description, History and Development: Linguistic indulgence in memory of Terry Crowley (Creole Language Library 30)

By: Diana Eades (editor), John Lynch (editor), Jeff Siegel (editor)Hardback

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This volume in memory of Terry Crowley covers a wide range of languages: Australian, Oceanic, Pidgins and Creoles, and varieties of English. Part I, Linguistic Description and Typology, includes chapters on topics such as complex predicates and verb serialization, noun incorporation, possessive classifiers, diphthongs, accent patterns, modals in Australian English and directional terms in atoll-based languages. Part II, Historical Linguistics and Linguistic History, ranges from the reconstruction of Australian languages, to reflexes of Proto-Oceanic, to the lexicon of early Melanesian Pidgin. Part III, Language Development and Linguistic Applications, comprises studies of lexicography, language in education, and language endangerment and language revival, spanning the Pacific from South Australia and New Zealand to Melanesia and on to Colombia. The volume will whet the appetite of anyone interested in the latest linguistic research in this richly multilingual part of the globe.


1. List of contributors; 2. Abbreviations; 3. Acknowledgements; 4. Introduction (by Siegel, Jeff); 5. "Try look that yellow book": The legacy of Terry Crowley's work in Cape York Peninsula (by Harper, Helen); 6. Part I: Language description and linguistic typology; 7. 1. Describing languages and ethnographic fieldwork (by Thurston, William R.); 8. 2. A desiderative complement construction in Warrwa. (by McGregor, William B.); 9. 3. Noun incorporation in Rembarrnga discourse. (by McKay, Graham R.); 10. 4. A revised view of the verbal suffixes of Yugambeh-Bundjalung (by Sharpe, Margaret); 11. 5. Close and remote objects in a language with a single transitive suffix (by Margetts, Anna); 12. 6. Possessive classifier bila- in Raga reflects value in people (by Vari-Bogiri, Hannah); 13. 7. On the subject of subjects in Maori (by Harlow, R.B.); 14. 8. Pointing at the lagoon: Directional terms in Oceanic atoll-based languages (by Palmer, Bill); 15. 9. Does Hawaiian have diphthongs? And how can you tell? (by Rehg, Kenneth L.); 16. 10. Accent patterns for English loanwords in Samoan: A window on prosody (by Schutz, Albert J.); 17. 11. Syntactic properties of the definitive accent in Tongan (by Aitchison, Therese Mary); 18. 12. Tok Pisin ia-bracketing: Neither substrate nor syntax (by Bradshaw, Joel); 19. 13. On Papiamentu ku (by Lefebvre, Claire); 20. 14. "... and the blue bird /flju/ away": Yod insertion in Fiji English (by Mugler, France); 21. 15. Modal wars: Some ascendant semi-modals in Australian English (by Collins, Peter); 22. 16. Complex predication and the coverb construction (by Amberber, Mengistu); 23. 17. Verb serialisation and incipient grammaticalisation in Abma (by Schneider, Cindy); 24. 18. The demise of serial verbs in South Efate (by Thieberger, Nicholas); 25. Part II: Language history and historical linguistics; 26. 19. Nganyaywana revisited: Lessons from Terry Crowley's work on New England languages (by Black, Paul); 27. 20. Divergent regularity in word-initial truncation in the Arandic languages (by Koch, Harold); 28. 21. Two kinds of locative construction in Oceanic languages: A robust distinction (by Ross, Malcolm D.); 29. 22. The prenasalised trills of Manus (by Blust, Robert A.); 30. 23. Noun articles in Torres and Banks languages: Conservation and innovation (by Francois, Alexandre); 31. 24. The reflexes of Proto-Oceanic *na in Unua (by Pearce, Elizabeth); 32. 25. Proto who utilised turmeric, and how? (by Kikusawa, Ritsuko); 33. 26. On the lexicon of Early Melanesian Pidgin (by Clark, Ross); 34. Part III: Language development and linguistic applications; 35. 27. Structure, style and content in dictionary entries for an Oceanic language (by Walsh, D.S.); 36. 28. The Fijian dictionary experience (by Geraghty, Paul); 37. 29. Lexicography for your friends (by Donohue, Mark); 38. 30. Language-in-education in New Zealand: Policies and practices (by Barnard, Roger); 39. 31. Language-in-education policy in the context of language death: Conflicts in policy and practice in Colombia (by Liddicoat, Anthony J.); 40. 32. The Crowley corrective: An alternative voice for language endangerment (by Walsh, Michael); 41. 33. Language sizes in Melanesia (by Early, Robert); 42. 34. Funeral liturgy as a strategy for language revival (by Amery, Rob); 43. References; 44. Index

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