Detailed Grammatical Analysis Projects

The Interaction of Suppletion and the Applicative

A study of how suppletive verbs whose stems change from singular to plural interact with the applicative suffix.

Team members: Heidi Harley, Jason Haugen and Mercedes Tubino Blanco.

The Stem Forms of Verbs

A study of the verb conjugation classes in Hiaki, describing the different types of change that verb stems undergo when they are combined with certain suffixes.

Team members: Mercedes Tubino-Blanco, Heidi Harley

The Tone and Pitch-Accent System

A new proposal about why certain Hiaki words are pronounced with a unique intonation pattern.

Team members: Louise St. Amour, Florian Hafner

Reduplication Patterns

Papers describing and analyzing the form and meaning of the verb reduplication patterns of Hiaki.

Team members: Jason Haugen and Heidi Harley

The Causative

Types of causative verbal affixes in Hiaki.

Team members: Mercedes Tubino Blanco and Heidi Harley

The Interaction of Reduplication and Noun Incorporation
A paper describing how verb reduplication interacts with noun incorporation, a word-formation process of Hiaki which creates new verbs.

Team members: Jason Haugen and Heidi Harley

The Interaction of the Applicative and Causative

This paper describes the grammatical effect of adding both the applicative suffix and the causative suffix to a verb at the same time.

Team members: Heidi Harley

Hiaki Pronouns

This paper describes the many different forms of pronouns in Hiaki, and their distribution. Examples illustrating the uses of clitic forms, weak forms, and strong forms are provided.

Team members: Alex Trueman and Heidi Harley

A Study of Lexical Categories

This paper describes the different affixes which can attach to nouns, verbs, and adjectives in Hiaki.

Team members: Jason Haugen, Mercedes Tubino-Blanco, Heidi Harley

Affixal Verbs of Inception and Cessation

This paper describes the affixes which attach to verbs to communicate ‘start’ and ‘stop’, ‘begin’ and ‘finish’.

Team members: Jason Haugen, Heidi Harley

A Study of Hiaki Determiners and Agreement

This paper describes case and number agreement on Hiaki determiners and nouns, and proposes an analysis explaining how the presence of a plural possessor can block the normal expression of case on the determiner.

Team members: Heidi Harley, Alex Trueman

Implementing Orthography

Here we outline some of the challenges and choices we have faced in implementing the established orthographic system in a consistent and useful way while dealing sensitively with the interests of a) learners of the language, and b) existing communities of speakers.

Team members: Heidi Harley, Alex Trueman

The Abilitative Construction

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Team members: Person 1, Person 2

Stem-Final Vowels

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Team members: Person 1, Person 2