Senior Project Advisor
Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Halkomelem, Morphosyntax, Syntax, Pronominal Argument Hypothesis, Clitic Behavior, Radical Head Marking
Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ is the Downriver Dialect of the anglicized Halkomelem spoken primarily by the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm community. Like many Salish languages, Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ has been argued to be a Pronominal Argument language (PA) given the complex predicate structure that can occur. However, Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ relies much more heavily on clitics to encode and mark for information in a phrase. Overall, there are four types of clitics in Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓: inner proclitics, inner enclitics, pre-predicate clitics, and second position clitics (Gerdts and Werle, 2014). Clitic behavior as a concept is incredibly understudied and this preliminary analysis into the structure of Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ contributes both to the discussion of clitics and the discussion of non-colonizer languages.
Campbell, Jessalyn, "A Morphosyntactic Analysis of Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓: Pronominal Argument Hypothesis, Clitic Behavior, and the Syntactic Representation of Non-Colonizer Languages" (2021). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 450.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Halkomelem language--British Columbia; Grammar, Comparative and general--Pronominals; Grammar, Comparative and general--Clitics
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