Search for dissertations about: "descriptive linguistics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 swedish dissertations containing the words descriptive linguistics.

  1. 1. Topics in the grammar of Kuot, a non-Austronesian language of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

    Author : Eva Lindström; William McGregor; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Deskriptiv grammatik; papuanska språk; kuot; descriptive linguistics; descriptive grammar; Papuan languages; New Ireland; Papua New Guinea; Papua nya guinea; Languages and linguistics; Språkvetenskap; Linguistics; Lingvistik; Social anthropology ethnography; Socialantrolopologi etnografi; General Linguistics; allmän språkvetenskap;

    Abstract : This thesis describes certain areas in the grammar of the little-known Kuot language, spoken by some 1,500 people in New Ireland Province in Papua New Guinea. Kuot is an isolate, and is the only non-Austronesian (Papuan) language of that province. The analyses presented here are based on original data from 18 months of linguistic fieldwork. READ MORE

  2. 2. Triangulating Perspectives on Lexical Replacement : From Predictive Statistical Models to Descriptive Color Linguistics

    Author : Susanne Vejdemo; Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm; Bernhard Wälchli; Majid Asifa; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; semantics; lexical typology; semantic typology; historical linguistics; historical semantics; lexical replacement; lexical change; rate of lexical replacement; color; regression models; Swedish; English; German; Danish; Norwegian; Icelandic; method triangulation; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to investigate lexical replacement processes from several complementary perspectives. It does so through three studies, each with a different scope and time depth. READ MORE

  3. 3. A typology of classifiers and gender : From description to computation

    Author : Marc Tang; Michael Dunn; Christine Lamarre; Sebastian Fedden; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; NATURAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Classifiers; Gender; Nominal classification; Functions; Random Forests; Phylogeny; Word Embeddings; Neural Networks; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : Categorization is one the most relevant tasks realized by humans during their life, as we consistently need to categorize the things and experience that we encounter. Such need is reflected in language via various mechanisms, the most prominent being nominal classification systems (e.g. READ MORE

  4. 4. A Grammatical Description of Dameli

    Author : Emil Perder; Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm; Eva Lindström; Elena Bashir; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Dameli; Damiabaasha; grammatical description; descriptive grammar; grammar; Dardic; Hindu Kush languages; Indo-Aryan; dml; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : This dissertation aims to provide a grammatical description of Dameli (ISO-639-3: dml), an Indo-Aryan language spoken by approximately 5 000 people in the Domel Valley in Chitral in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in the North-West of Pakistan. Dameli is a left-branching SOV language with considerable morphological complexity, particularly in the verb, and a complicated system of argument marking. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Balochi Language of Turkmenistan : A corpus-based grammatical description

    Author : Serge Axenov; Carina Jahani; Åke Viberg; Elena Bashir; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Iranian languages; Balochi; dialectology; phonology; morphology; syntax; descriptive linguistics; sociolinguistics; unwritten languages; fieldwork; Iranian languages; Iranska språk - allmänt; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : This dissertation is a synchronic description of the Balochi language as spoken in Turkmenistan. The dissertation consists of three main parts: sound structure, word and phraselevel morphosyntax and clause structure. READ MORE