The papers in this volume describe and analyze an array of intriguing linguistic phenomena as they occur in the Saami languages, ranging from etymological nativization of loanwords to the formation of deadjectival and denominal verbs. Saami displays a number of characteristics that are unusual from a cross-linguistic perspective, including partial agreement on verbs, a three-way quantity distinction in consonants and spectacular consonant gradation. The eight papers presented here approach these and other issues from diverse theoretical perspectives in morphology, phonology, and syntax. The volume includes an extensive research bibliography which will be helpful for anyone interested in Saami linguistics.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 288] 2007. viii, 321 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of abbreviations | p. viii
IntroductionDiane Nelson and Ida Toivonen | pp. 1–16
Etymological nativization of loanwords: A case study of Saami and FinnishAnte Aikio | pp. 17–52
Grade alternation in Inari Saami and abstract declarative phonologyPatrik Bye | pp. 53–90
Productive syncretism in Saami inflectional morphologyGunnar Ólafur Hansson | pp. 91–135
Roots and verbs in North SaamiMarit Julien | pp. 137–166
The instability of systems with ternary length distinctions: The Skolt Saami evidenceZita McRobbie-Utasi | pp. 167–205
Events and case in Inari SaamiDiane Nelson | pp. 207–225
Verbal agreement in Inari SaamiIda Toivonen | pp. 227–258
Index | pp. 305–321
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BIC Subject: CF/2FCL – Linguistics/Lappish (Sami)
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General