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The emergence of productive non-medical -itis
corpus evidence and qualitative analysis
No natural language has a closed vocabulary (Kornai 2002). In addition to mechanisms to add to the base vocabulary, like borrowing, shortening, creativity etc. the productivity of morphological processes can form new ...
Quantitative evidence for difficult constructions in German learner data
Our study is concerned with the identification of ‘difficult’ structures in the acquisition of a foreign language, which will shed light on theoretical considerations of L2 processing. We argue that – compared to simple ...
To be or not to be?
About the copula system in Buli (Gur)
This talk concerns the copula system in Buli, a Ghanaian language which has also been attested in Bahia (Rodrigues 1935, Zwernemann 1968). Special focus will be put on the categorization of two copula-reminiscent elements ...