ERIC Number: ED066965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Colorado Research in Linguistics, Number One.
Colorado Univ., Boulder.
The three papers contained in this document cover particular issues in diverse languages. The first concerns the distribution and function of postpositions in Awutu, an African language; the main function of such morphemes is marking case. The second paper discusses the unusual phonology system of Wichita; this American Indian language is characterized by a three-vowel system that has only height contrasts and a phonemic consonant system with neither labials nor nasals. The final paper discusses the Japanese case markers "wa" and "ga" within a framework similar to Fillmore's case grammar; the author argues on both semantic and syntactic grounds that wa- and ga-noun phrases are transformationally derived from conjoined sentences. (VM)
Descriptors: African Languages, Akan, American Indian Languages, Case (Grammar), Deep Structure, Grammar, Japanese, Language Research, Linguistic Theory, Morphology (Languages), Phonemics, Phonology, Semantics, Structural Analysis, Surface Structure, Syntax, Transformational Generative Grammar, Vowels
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.