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The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Clifton Pye

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The Mayan family of languages is ancient and unique. With their distinctive relational nouns, positionals, and complex grammatical voices, they are quite alien to English and have never been shown to ... More


Comparing Languages

Clifton Pye

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book discusses the comparative method of language acquisition research and its use in conducting a comprehensive crosslinguistic analysis that demonstrates how an analysis of one part of the ... More


The Acquisition of the Mayan Intransitive Verb Complex

Clifton Pye

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter considers how children acquire the intransitive verb complex in K'iche', Mam, and Ch'ol. The intransitive verb complex has four parts: the tense/aspect marker, the subject marker, the ... More


The Acquisition of Person Marking in the Mayan Verb Complex

Clifton Pye

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter shows how children acquire the ergative person marking system in the Mayan verb complex. English pronouns have different forms that distinguish between the nominative, accusative, and ... More


Nominalization and selection in two Mayan languages

Jessica Coon and Justin Royer

in Nominalization: 50 Years on from Chomsky's Remarks

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198865544
eISBN:
9780191897924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865544.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

In ‘Nominalization and selection in two Mayan languages’ Coon and Royer investigate nominalization in languages from two subbranches of the Mayan family: Ch’ol and Chuj. At the heart of this work is ... More


The linguistics of Arrival: Heptapods, field linguistics, and Universal Grammar

Jessica Coon

in Language Invention in Linguistics Pedagogy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198829874
eISBN:
9780191868351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829874.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

If aliens arrived, could we communicate with them? What are the tools linguists use to decipher unknown languages? How different can languages be from one another? Do these differences have bigger ... More


Headless Relative Clauses in Ch'ol

Juan Jesús Vázquez Álvarez and Jessica Coon

in Headless Relative Clauses in Mesoamerican Languages

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197518373
eISBN:
9780197518410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518373.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter surveys headless relative clauses in Ch’ol, a Mayan language spoken in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico. Ch’ol is rare among Mayan languages in possessing a special morpheme found ... More


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