They cover language families of the New Guinea area, the Trans New Guinea family, the languages of the Sepik-Ramu Basin and environs, the languages of Northwest New Guinea, the Papuan languages of East Nusantara and the Bird's Head, the languages of southern New Guinea, the Papuan languages of Island Melanesia, the morphosyntactic
typology of Papuan languages, and contact phenomena in Austronesian and Papuan languages.
The two articles that open this issue focus on the analysis of morphosyntactic
and morpho-semantic phenomena in Spanish and in Purepecha (a native language of Mexico) respectively.
Regarding the effect that dialect may have on literacy acquisition, researchers have suggested that the phonological and morphosyntactic
mismatches between NMAE and MAE make the acquisition of literacy skills difficult for speakers of NMAE (Labov, 1995).
A second contributor, Rodriguez Medina, has used the lens of linguistics for her research work on anglicisms in Spain, focusing on lexical, morphosyntactic
and pragmatic aspects (2000; 2002; Gonzalez Cruz and Rodriguez Medina 2011).
The distinction between certain 'native' and 'borrowed' words of Swahili, principally verbs and adjectives, is found to be necessary in most descriptions of the language because it has a bearing on morphosyntactic
processes such as derivation and concord.
Equally useful are the numerous contrastive and (deliberately) ungrammatical examples used to illustrate the nuances and correct usage of affixes, particles and other morphosyntactic
This study will argue that in order to model morphosyntactic
variation in World Englishes (henceforth WEs), a register perspective needs to be adopted, that is, a perspective based on the idea that "linguistic change is mediated by register differences at a highly specific level" (Biber and Gray 2013: 104).
Inflections can be also added to existing morphosyntactic
markers from the donor language.
Phonological [4-7] and morphosyntactic
awareness are the metalinguistic abilities that matters for the reading and writing.
Section 5 discusses morphological and morphosyntactic
aspects, focusing on the use of the second person pronoun, the imperative, the periphrastic DO, and binomials.
In Chapter 2, Rubino gives a historical description of the semi-diglossic relationship between Standard Italian and dialects and offers a succinct and effective summary of the most prominent phonological and morphosyntactic
characteristics of Sicilian dialects.
Since Latvian, in contrast to Finno-Ugric languages, features an elaborate system of verb tenses, moods, voices and their functions, it could not avoid affecting the Livonian speakers, creating various morphosyntactic
interferences in the development as well as use of its forms and constructions.