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Bowern, Claire 1977-

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Works: 74 works in 211 publications in 1 language and 6,273 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewer, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Claire Bowern
Australian languages : classification and the comparative method by Claire Bowern( )

21 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses controversial issues in the application of the comparative method to the languages of Australia which have recently come to international prominence. Are these languages 'different' in ways that challenge the fundamental assumptions of
A grammar of Bardi by Claire Bowern( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main description: The Bardi language is currently spoken by fewer than 10 people. The language is a member of the Nyulnyulan family, a small non-Pama-Nyungan family in northwest Australia. This book is a reference grammar of the language. The 16 chapters include information on phonetics and phonology, nominal and verbal morphology, and syntax, as well as an ethnographic sketch of traditional life. A selection of texts is also included. It is the first published full study of a Nyulnyulan language
Morphology and language history : in honour of Harold Koch by Bethwyn Evans( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume aims to make a contribution to codifying the methods and practices linguists use to recover language history, focussing predominantly on historical morphology. The volume includes studies on a wide range of languages: not only Indo-European, but also Austronesian, Sinitic, Mon-Khmer, Basque, one Papuan language family, as well as a number of Australian families. Few collections are as cross-linguistic as this, reflecting the new challenges which have emerged from the study of languages outside those best known from historical linguistics. The contributors illustrate shared methodol
Sivisa Titan : sketch grammar, texts, vocabulary based on material collected by P. Josef Meier and Po Minis by Claire Bowern( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are few published grammars of the languages of the Admiralty Islands. This work makes available valuable data compiled by Po Minis and the New Britain missionary P. Josef Meier for the Titan language. Meier published seventy-five texts in Titan (the corpus is about 25,000 words) in the journal Anthropos between 1906 and 1909 and an addendum in 1912. Stories contain brief information about the speakers and are glossed word-for-word in German and occasionally Latin.Sivisa Titan is divided into three sections. The first is a sketch grammar based entirely on the texts collected by Meier and published by him in Anthropos. Part Two is a wordlist compiled from the texts with an English-Titan reversal. Part Three contains the texts published by Meier. The present work provides English glosses based on Meier's German ones and free translations, which are not included by Meier. Sivisa Titan will be an invaluable addition to our knowledge about the Admiralty Islands subgroup of Oceania. It also illustrates the importance of ethnographic texts collected in the local language and possibilities for analysis based on materials originally gathered for another purpose
Linguistic fieldwork : a practical guide by Claire Bowern( Book )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Linguistic Fieldwork is a practical guide to all the steps in linguistic fieldwork, from planning where to work to applying for funding, from the first session on a new language to writing up the data, from turning on the recorder to depositing the recordings in an archive. Claire Bowern provides a realistic account of the process of linguistic fieldwork. Doing field research is not liking working in the lab with chemicals: both the field worker and their consultants are real people who interact in complex ways. This book is a guide to conducting that interaction in order to produce research which benefits not only the linguistic community but also language speakers. Given the rapidity of decline in global linguistic diversity, the next 30 years will be crucial for future knowledge of languages all over the world."--Jacket
The Routledge handbook of historical linguistics( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A survey of the field covering the methods which underpin current work; models of language change; and the importance of historical linguistics for other subfields of linguistics and other disciplines. Divided into five sections, the volume encompass a wide range of approaches and addresses issues in the following areas: historical perspectives; methods and models; language change interfaces; regional summaries. Each of the thirty-two chapters is written by a specialist in the field and provides: a[n] introduction to the subject; an analysis of the relationship between the diachronic and synchronic study of the topic; an overview of the main current and critical trends; and examples from primary data. The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students working in this area" --
An introduction to historical linguistics by Terry Crowley( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of diachronic linguistics, the study of language change over time. It covers all the major areas of historical linguistics, presenting concepts in a clear and concise way. Examples are given from a wide range of languages, with special emphasis on the languages of Australia and the Pacific. While the needs of undergraduate students of linguistics have been kept firmly in mind, the book will also be of interest to the general reader seeking to understand language and language change." "For this fourth edition, a number of new sections have been written, including many new problems and several new datasets. Existing materials have been supplemented with new sections on grammaticalization, tonogenesis, morphological change, and using statistical methods in language classification."--Jacket
Ndebele by Claire Bowern( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On looking into words (and beyond) : structures, relations, analyses( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian languages : classification and the comparative method( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diachrony of complex predication by Claire Bowern( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While complex predicate constructions, including light verb structures and verb serialisation, are found in many of the world's languages, there has been little diachronic work on these structures to date. In this paper I survey the state of the field and describe current ideas on the origins and development of complex predicates. In particular, I show that the assumption of cline-like development from parataxis to affix (through serialisation, light verbs and auxiliation) is too simplistic. Finally, I review arguments in favor of and against views of light "verbs as stable structures." [Author's abstract]
Australian languages by Claire Bowern( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Grammar of Bardi by Claire Bowern( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bardi language is currently spoken by fewer than 10 people. The language is a member of the Nyulnyulan family, a small non-Pama-Nyungan family in northwest Australia. This book is a reference grammar of the language. The 16 chapters include information on phonetics and phonology, nominal and verbal morphology, and syntax, as well as an ethnographic sketch of traditional life. A selection of texts is also included. It is the first published full study of a Nyulnyulan language
On looking into words (and beyond) Structures, Relations, Analyses( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Looking into Words' is a wide-ranging volume spanning current research into word structure and morphology, with a focus on historical linguistics and linguistic theory. The papers are offered as a tribute to Stephen R. Anderson, the Dorothy R. Diebold Professor of Linguistics at Yale, who is retiring at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. The contributors are friends, colleagues, and former students of Professor Anderson, all important contributors to linguistics in their own right. As is typical for such volumes, the contributions span a variety of topics relating to the interests of the honorand. In this case, the central contributions that Anderson has made to so many areas of linguistics and cognitive science, drawing on synchronic and diachronic phenomena in diverse linguistic systems, are represented through the papers in the volume.0The 26 papers that constitute this volume are unified by their discussion of the interplay between synchrony and diachrony, theory and empirical results, and the role of diachronic evidence in understanding the nature of language. Central concerns of the volume include morphological gaps, learnability, increases and declines in productivity, and the interaction of different components of the grammar. The papers deal with a range of linked synchronic and diachronic topics in phonology, morphology, and syntax (in particular, cliticization), and their implications for linguistic theory
Australian languages classification and the comparative method : [selected papers presented at the 15th International conference on historical linguistics, held in Melbourne, 13-17 August 2001] by International Conference on Historical Linguistics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bardi verb morphology in historical perspective by Claire Bowern( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An investigation into the structure of verbal predicates in Bardi, a Nyulnyulan language from the North-Western Australian coast. Examination of possible synchronic analyses and reconstruct the history of the systems between Proto-Nyulnyulan and the modern protested languages. There has been very little previous work on the history of complex predicates, and no detailed historical reconstruction for the Nyulnyulan family. ... an analysis of the structure of verbal predicates in the modern languages, and present reconstructions to show how they have changed over time. ... the first reconstruction of the Proto-Nyulnyulan verbal system and show in detail what changes Bardi has undergone." Author's abstract
Diversity in the numeral systems of Australian languages by Claire Bowern( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While the numeral systems of Australian languages are small, they are not uniform. In this article we shed light on the extent of variation in small numeral systems by systematically surveying 189 languages from Pama-Nyungan and non-Pama-Nyungan families. We show that, contra previous assumptions, Australian languages vary extensively in the limits of their numeral system, in the ways in which smaller numerals may be combined to form larger ones, and in their ability to denote vague quantities like some or few. We also investigate the etymological sources of words for numerals and find that few terms are reconstructible." [Author's abstract]
A learner's guide to the Bardi language( )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a guide to the sounds, words and structure of the Bardi language and was written with the aim of making the Bardi dictionary and includes where Bardi is spoken, dialects, sounds and spelling, simple sentences, verbs, numbers and counting, nouns, places and directions, future tense, possibility and saying no and a vocabulary list
Developing a database for Australian indigenous kinship terminology : the AustKin project by Laurent Dousset( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of the building of a database of Australian Indigenous kinship terms; discusses consultation, design, and programming; standardisation of language names - orthography, glossing, morphology and data errors; wordlist collation and synthesis
 
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Australian languages : classification and the comparative method Australian languages : classification and the comparative method Australian languages classification and the comparative method : [selected papers presented at the 15th International conference on historical linguistics, held in Melbourne, 13-17 August 2001]
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Morphology and language history : in honour of Harold KochSivisa Titan : sketch grammar, texts, vocabulary based on material collected by P. Josef Meier and Po MinisLinguistic fieldwork : a practical guideAn introduction to historical linguisticsAustralian languages : classification and the comparative methodAustralian languages classification and the comparative method : [selected papers presented at the 15th International conference on historical linguistics, held in Melbourne, 13-17 August 2001]
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