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By Catharina Williams-van Klinken, John Hajek, Rachel Nordlinger

Booklet is written for English audio system studying the grammar and different language utilization ideas of Tetun Dili, one of many kinds of Tetun, the nationwide language of East Timor.

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1 Co-occurrence The co-occurrence pattern of the rising-falling contour can indicate how the speakers themselves embed the contour with respect to other linguistic devices that have a specific impact on the organisation of turn-taking. g. initial ifclauses (if you go there/wenn du da hingehst) on the syntactic level, and utterances which are part of story-telling or some other ‘big package’ on the semanto-pragmatic level. The following extract from an interview gives an example of co-occurring turn-holding devices on the lexico-semantic and semanto-pragmatic level, together with the rising-falling intonation contour.

1 See the map in the Appendix for the location of the north-eastern Catalan area within Catalonia. 38 (2) Elisenda Campmany a. ell castiga “he punishes me” ell castiga “he punishes you” ell castiga “he punishes himself” ell [ ] castiga “he punishes some” b. ” All these sequences show that each clitic surfaces with a fixed consonant. Before or after this consonant a schwa may appear, which in most cases is considered an epenthetic vowel. As can be observed in (2a), this vowel is required when the verb to which the clitic attaches starts or ends with a consonant.

Intonationsforschungen ed. by H. Altmann. Tübingen: Niemeyer. Internal and external factors for clitic-shape variation in North-Eastern Catalan Elisenda Campmany Universitat de Barcelona Abstract: Traditional studies of Catalan dialectology have always included the variety spoken in the north-eastern area within the group of dialects that have CV pronominal clitics instead of the innovative VC standard forms. It is now well accepted that there is variation between CV and VC clitics, the latter being considered the result of the increasing influence of the Standard variety.

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