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Wed Dec 19 2007

All: Wikipedia Update—Focus: Morphology; Offer to Upld

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Message 1: Wikipedia Update—Focus: Morphology; Offer to Upld
Date: 06-Dec-2007
From: Roxana Newman <roxanalinguistlist.org>
Subject: Wikipedia Update—Focus: Morphology; Offer to Upld
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Dear Subscribers and Readers, 

Since our last appeal of 13 November, we would like to express our
appreciation to the following readers for their generous responses:

–an offer from Kilu von Prince, Technical University Berlin, to update the
entry on Fijian language;

–notification from Jo-Anne Ferreira of University of West Indies, Mona, of
a comprehensive project at the Caribbean Indigenous and Endangered
Languages (CIEL) center to update more than 45 (!) current articles on
Caribbean languages and to create biographies of the major figures working
with these languages;

–an offer from Malgorzata Deron, Adam Mickiewicz University, to update the
following articles: origin of language, analytic language, fusional
language, semantic change (specifically, amelioration), code-switching,
calque, and certain affixes;

–an offer from Dennis Preston, Michigan State University, to distribute the
previous appeal to other interested sociolinguists and to update the
article on the Linguistic Society of America.

You are welcome to track the overall progress of our collective efforts at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Linguistlist

Today's appeal focuses on morphology: what linguist has not appreciated the
beauty and variety of morphological structures found in the languages of
the world? Please consider sharing your interest and expertise for the
benefit of linguistics in Wikipedia: click on the links appended below to
see whether you can improve any of the 40 selected articles. Some just need
a bit more content or specific references to make them complete, while
others might benefit from being merged with related articles.

Regarding morphosyntax, you might be interested in looking at a resource
that LINGUIST is involved in developing. This is the GOLD ontology (General
Ontology of Linguistic Description, http://www.linguistics-ontology.org/),
which was begun as part of the E-MELD project (http://emeld.org). GOLD
includes a hierarchy of concepts related to morphosyntax, along with
definitions, some usage notes, and bibliography. It can best be viewed at:
http://linguistics-ontology.org/ns/gold/0.45/treeview/treeview.html

You might find some of the GOLD terms and definitions useful in updating
Wikipedia morphology stubs. But if you disagree or have suggestions for
GOLD's improvement, do let the LINGUIST crew know! GOLD is an ongoing
project, and we appreciate your suggestions—just as we appreciate your help
in updating Wikipedia.

Remember that our standing offer still holds: if you don't wish to edit
directly in Wikipedia yourself, then just send your suggestions, edits, or
articles to us here at LINGUIST, and we will upload them for you!

As always, The LINGUIST List is grateful for your contribution to this
effort, and looks forward to hearing from you. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

The Wikipedia Update team
roxanalinguistlist.org, hannahlinguistlist.org, and luizalinguistlist.org

MORPHOLOGY STUBS
Absolutive case (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolutive_case

Agentive ending (incomplete; references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agentive_ending

Allative case (incomplete; references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allative_case

Assumptive mood (incomplete; references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assumptive_mood

Augment (linguistics) (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augment_%28linguistics%29

Benefactive case (incomplete; references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benefactive_case

Bound morpheme (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bound_morpheme

Causal case (incomplete)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causal_case

Causal-final case (incomplete; references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causal-final_casei

Commissive moods (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commissive_moods

Delative case (incomplete; references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delative_case

Deliberative mood (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deliberative_mood

Deontic moods (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deontic_moods

Distributed morphology (incomplete)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_morphology

Elative (gradation) (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elative_%28gradation%29

Ending (linguistics) (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ending_%28linguistics%29

Endocentric (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocentric

Essive-formal case (references missing; merge with Essive case?)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essive-formal_case

Essive-modal case (incomplete; references missing; merge with Essive case?)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essive-modal_case

Exocentric (incomplete; references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exocentric

Free morpheme (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_morpheme

Holonymy (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holonymy

Interrogative mood (incomplete; references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interrogative_mood

Intransitive case (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intransitive_case

Irrealis moods (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrealis_moods

Mirative (incomplete)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirative

Nunation (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nunation

Partitive (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partitive

Partitive plural (empty link: comprehensive plural; references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partitive_plural

Past continuous (incomplete)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Past_continuous

Past historical (incomplete)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Past_historical

Privative (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privative

Privative a (references missing; suggest merge with privative?)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privative_a

Proximative case (incomplete)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proximative_case

Reciprocal pronoun (incomplete)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reciprocal_pronoun

Relativizer (incomplete, examples missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relativizer

Resultative (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resultative

Spatial tense (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spatial_tense

Superlative case (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superlative_case

Verb applicative (references missing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verb_applicative

Was-leveling; Were-leveling (incomplete)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was-leveling
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Were-leveling


Linguistic Field(s): Morphology



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