Jeff Good

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jeff Good plays a role.

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An important theme in work attempting to situate creoles with respect to non-creoles typologically is the extent to which it can be said that creole grammars are relatively simple from a cross-linguistic perspective. Work arguing for and against this position has generally focused on an examination… read more | Article
Good, Jeff 2013 A (micro-)accretion zone in a remnant zone? Lower Fungom in areal-historical perspectiveLanguage Typology and Historical Contingency: In honor of Johanna Nichols, Bickel, Balthasar, Lenore A. Grenoble, David A. Peterson and Alan Timberlake (eds.), pp. 265–282
The Lower Fungom region of Northwest Cameroon is one of the most linguistically diverse areas of the Cameroonian Grassfields. Seven languages, or small language clusters, are spoken in its thirteen recognized villages. While the languages are all recognizably Bantoid, most of them do not otherwise… read more | Article
An important theme in work attempting to situate creoles with respect to non-creoles typologically is the extent to which it can be said that creole grammars are relatively simple from a cross-linguistic perspective. Work arguing for and against this position has generally focused on an examination… read more | Article
Saramaccan, a maroon creole of Suriname, shows evidence of having a split lexicon where the majority of its words are marked for pitch accent but an important minority are marked for tone. The basic origins of this split would appear to be clear: pitch-accented words represent transfer of a… read more | Article
Good, Jeff 2010 Valuing technology: Finding the linguist’s place in a new technological universeLanguage Documentation: Practice and values, Grenoble, Lenore A. and N. Louanna Furbee (eds.), pp. 111–132
Work in language documentation has forced linguists to carefully consider how new technologies can best serve the goal of preserving languages and language data. Properly addressing these concerns, however, is not simply a matter of assessing how well these technologies can serve documentary ends.… read more | Article
Naki, a mostly undescribed Bantoid language of Northwest Cameroon with svo as its canonical word order, makes use of an interesting information-structure encoding construction wherein a non-object focused element is shifted into immediately postverbal position. In this respect, Naki is similar to… read more | Article
Review
Saramaccan, a maroon creole of Suriname, shows evidence of having a split lexicon where the majority of its words are marked for pitch accent but an important minority are marked for tone. The basic origins of this split would appear to be clear: pitch-accented words represent transfer of a… read more | Article
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Miscellaneous
Good, Jeff 2006 The phonetics of tone in SaramaccanStructure and Variation in Language Contact, Deumert, Ana and Stephanie Durrleman (eds.), pp. 9–28
This paper presents the results of a preliminary investigation of the phonetics of tone in Saramaccan, an Atlantic creole spoken in Suriname. Two particular aspects of Saramaccan tonology are focused on (i) the ways in which a phonological split between words marked for pitch accent and words… read more | Chapter
The morphological ordering relationships among a set of valence-changing suffixes found throughout the Bantu family have been of theoretical interest in a number of synchronic studies of the daughter languages. However, few attempts have yet been made to reconstruct the principles governing their… read more | Article
Good, Jeff and Alan C.L. Yu 2005 Morphosyntax of two Turkish subject pronominal paradigmsClitic and Affix Combinations: Theoretical perspectives, Heggie, Lorie and Francisco Ordóñez (eds.), pp. 315–341
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Good, Jeff 2003 Clause combining in ChechenStudies in Language 27:1, pp. 113–170
Chechen exhibits three major strategies for the combination of clauses: coordination, chaining, and subordination. The major formal characteristics of these three traditional categories of clause linking are discussed with reference to their basic syntax and semantics as well as to more particular… read more | Article