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Publications in Linguistics, is a venue for works covering a broad range of topics in linguistics, especially the analytical treatment of minority languages from all parts of the world. While most volumes are authored by members of SIL International, suitable works by others also occasionally form part of the series. From 1976 to 2010, Publications in Linguistics was published jointly by SIL International and the University of Texas at Arlington.
Contains a brief sociolinguistic note, a phonological description and a grammar outline of Koasati (Muskogean, TX).
Studies a small class of uninflectable lexical items (particularly jo and na).
Discusses the use of sentence repetition testing in predicting second-language proficiency.
Shows how to conduct sociolinguistic surveys on a small scale without access to funding sometimes available to national language planners.
Presents Ika grammar from a typological and functional perspective, which provides a good framework for writing broadly useful, descriptive grammars.
Describes the verbal piece of Ebira (a Nigerian language), the most complex unit in the language from the mother tongue speaker's point of view.
Contains thirteen papers on these Kadai languages: Kam, Sui, Maonan, Mulam, Mak, Then, Ai-Cham, Be, Hlai (Li) and Lakkia.
Describes the speech behavior of the Western Subanon people (southwestern Mindanao, Philippines) in formal situations such as ceremonies or litigation.
A sampling of some of the diverse studies recently carried out by investigators with varying divergent yet partially overlapping interests in the Spanish language.