Viveka Velupillai

List of John Benjamins publications for which Viveka Velupillai plays a role.

Journals

Book series

Titles

Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Theoretical linguistics

An Introduction to Linguistic Typology

Viveka Velupillai

[Not in series, 176] 2012. xxii, 517 pp.
Subjects Functional linguistics | Typology

Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives on Contact Languages

Edited by Magnus Huber and Viveka Velupillai

[Creole Language Library, 32] 2007. xii, 370 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Historical linguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Articles

The use of gendered pronouns with inanimate noun referents, such as referring to line and pipe as she and to bag or lid as he, has been described as typical for Shetland dialect. In light of recent discussion on the shift from Shetland dialect to Standard English, presumably triggered by the… read more | Article
Review
This article presents the findings of a cross-linguistic survey of tense. In an areally and genetically balanced sample, 318 languages were investigated for whether they have tense and, if so, how they partition the timeline with respect to the deictic centre. Three quarters of the languages have… read more | Article
Wichmann, Søren, André Müller and Viveka Velupillai 2012 Homelands of the world’s language families: A quantitative approachQuantitative Approaches to Linguistic Diversity: Commemorating the centenary of the birth of Morris Swadesh, Wichmann, Søren and Anthony P. Grant (eds.), pp. 57–86
A systematic, computer-automated tool for narrowing down the homelands of linguistic families is presented and applied to 82 of the world’s larger families. The approach is inspired by the well-known idea that the geographical area of maximal diversity within a language family corresponds to the… read more | Article
Review
Wichmann, Søren, André Müller and Viveka Velupillai 2010 Homelands of the world’s language families: A quantitative approachQuantitative Approaches to Linguistic Diversity: Commemorating the centenary of the birth of Morris Swadesh, Wichmann, Søren and Anthony P. Grant (eds.), pp. 247–276
A systematic, computer-automated tool for narrowing down the homelands of linguistic families is presented and applied to 82 of the world’s larger families. The approach is inspired by the well-known idea that the geographical area of maximal diversity within a language family corresponds to the… read more | Article