Ellen Contini-Morava

Ellen Contini-Morava

List of John Benjamins publications for which Ellen Contini-Morava plays a role.



Cognitive and Communicative Approaches to Linguistic Analysis

Edited by Ellen Contini-Morava, Robert S. Kirsner and Betsy Rodríguez-Bachiller

[Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics, 51]2004.  viii, 389 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Communication Studies | Functional linguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Between Grammar and Lexicon

Edited by Ellen Contini-Morava and Yishai Tobin

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 183]2000.  xxxii, 365 pp.
Subjects Semantics | Syntax


Contini-Morava, Ellen. 2006. The difference between zero and nothing. Advances in Functional Linguistics: Columbia School beyond its origins, Davis, Joseph, Radmila J. Gorup and Nancy Stern (eds.), pp. 211–222
Most Swahili noun class prefixes are overt, e.g. m-toto/wa-toto ‘child/children’. However, for Classes 5 and 9/10 an overt prefix occurs only in certain morphophonemic contexts. Despite superficial similarities, only the Cl. 5 prefix should be analyzed as zero (meaningful absence); Cl. 9/10 nouns… read more | Article
Contini-Morava, Ellen. 2002. (What) do noun class markers mean?. Signal, Meaning, and Message: Perspectives on sign-based linguistics, Reid, Wallis, Ricardo Otheguy and Nancy Stern (eds.), pp. 3–64
Contini-Morava, Ellen. 2000. Noun Class as Number in Swahili. Between Grammar and Lexicon, Contini-Morava, Ellen and Yishai Tobin (eds.), pp. 3 ff.
Contini-Morava, Ellen. 1996. 1. “Things” in a Noun Class Language. Toward a Calculus of Meaning: Studies in markedness, distinctive features and deixis, Andrews, Edna and Yishai Tobin (eds.), pp. 251 ff.
Contini-Morava, Ellen. 1986. Form in Language. New Perspectives in Language, Culture, and Personality: Proceedings of the Edward Sapir Centenary Conference (Ottawa, 1–3 October 1984), Cowan, William, Michael Foster and E.F.K. Koerner † (eds.), pp. 341 ff.