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Author: R. M. W. Dixon

16  Living a Life The narrative thus far will have shown the reader what sort of person I am. Here is how I perceive it. I value truth, honesty and effort. Judge things as they are, not in terms of any current fashion. Judge people as they are, not in terms of who their parents or patrons are or

In: I am a Linguist
Author: R. M. W. Dixon

ones will stand. Motivating and pervading everything was my vision for a linguistics department with the highest academic standards. The third reason for moving to the edge of the world was to continue work- ing on the fast-disappearing indigenous languages of Australia — to engage further in that

In: I am a Linguist
Author: R. M. W. Dixon

of mathematical logic, looking for ‘formal properties’ instead of cultural correlations. (More on this in Chapter 9.) Language permeates every aspect of human life. To understand the way in which language functions is to go a fair way towards understanding the nature of the human mind. Linguistics

In: I am a Linguist
Author: R. M. W. Dixon

Mathematics, reflected my colleague Avery Delano Andrews III, and the outrageous Russian émigré physicist Dr Leon Ivanovich had all the jokes and mannerisms of Igor Mel'čuk, a linguist now living in Montreal. While at Cambridge I’d been invited to a glo- rysome College Feast, for which I’d had to hire a

In: I am a Linguist
Author: Matt Coler

/reciprocal -si, results in a word meaning ‘coexist’, used in (758). The word ut.ja-si- cannot be used in this context. (758) Suma utht’asiñiritaynaw. {suma ut.j.t’a-si-ñ(a)-ʋ-iri-ʋ-tayna-w(a)} good live.together-refl-anmz-cop.vbz-ag-cop.vbz-3dis-decl ‘How good communal life was!’ [JMF2.20] verbal suffixes 287 7

In: A Grammar of Muylaq' Aymara
Author: Anvita Abbi

archipel- ago and north and south sentinel. Collectively, these are called the Great andaman. the close proximity of these islands to each other creates the impression of one island, a fact that unfortunately motivated the govern- ment to build the andaman Grand trunk road, which robbed the tribes of

In: A Grammar of the Great Andamanese Language

both lp and rp. Figure 9.14 Kuntey by the way how’s living kuntey? Note in Figure 9.14 that kuntey at lp is followed by the discourse particle mwe which is a contracted form of the question word mwues ‘what’.11 Originating from an interrogative noun, mwe is frequently used as a discourse particle

In: Discourse Functions at the Left and Right Periphery
Author: Anvita Abbi

.9.3.1 Parameters of Temporal Categorisation  ...... 31 1.9.3.2 Natural Time Parameters  ................................. 31 1.9.3.3 Evolutionary Period (Mythological Time)  ... 32 1.9.3.4 Historical Parameters  (Pre-and Post-British Era)  ........................... 32 1.9.3.5 Life Cycle (Age of a

In: A Grammar of the Great Andamanese Language

phono- tactic contexts motivated the evolution of four separate morphophonological processes: internal and external metathesis, apocope and devocalization. For the sake of convenience, morphemes are either referred to as left side com- ponents or right side components. Morphemes featuring a final

In: Leti, a Language of Southwest Maluku
Author: Bettina Zeisler

i mgozam rtamgozam ‘as big as the head of a horse, as big as a horse-head’, / okak/ mgokag ‘head-responsibility (i.e. to warrant with one’s one life)’. In Hameling, the voiced initial might interchange with a voiced aspirated initial. 27 GYS / a gu/ spya khu ‘wolf’ should also be mentioned, but

In: Himalayan Languages and Linguistics