Bob Morris Jones's Research Interests
I have been involved with the following recent projects:
- An ESRC-funded
project which produced a CHILDES-type
database of the spontaneous conversations of children between the ages of
three and seven speaking Welsh.
- A collaborative project with Janig
Stephens, UWIC, University of Wales Cardiff, Wynford Bellin, Department of
Education, University of Wales Cardiff, and Robert Borsley, Linguistics Department,
University of Essex. This project set up a CHILDES-type
lexicon for the investigation of the acquisition and development of Welsh
by young children. The project is funded by the University of Wales.
- Research project on the acquisition of Welsh as a mother tongue. This was
a project which was originally funded by the ESRC. It was a collaborative
project involving Dr R.D. Borsley, the principal grantholder, Professor Ian
Roberts, Dr. Michelle Aldridge, and Ms Susan Clack - all of the Linguistics
Department, Bangor University at the
time of the project - and myself and Ms Gwenan Creunant in Aberystwyth. The
project began in January, 1996 and was completed by the end of the year. This
period was taken up mainly with data collecting. Since then, work has begun
on the task of analysis. One paper has so far appeared:
Aldridge, M, RD Borsley, S Clack, G Creunant and BM Jones (1998). 'The acquisition
of noun phrases in Welsh', in Language Acquisition: Knowledge Representation
and Processing. Proceedings of GALA '97, University of Edinburgh.
Examples of my recent published work are:
- Jones, BM (2010).
Tense and Aspect in Informal Welsh, Berlin; New York: de Gruyter.
- Borsley, B. and Jones, B.M. (2005). Welsh Negation and Grammatical Theory.
Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
- Jones, B.M. (2004) “The licensing powers of mood and negation in spoken
Welsh: full and contracted forms of the present tense of bod ‘be’
Journal of Celtic Linguistics, 8: 87–107.
- Borsley, B. and Jones, B.M. 2001 “Negation in colloquial Welsh”. In R.Cann,
C.Grover and P. Miller (eds.) “Grammatical interfaces in HPSG”. CSLI Publications.
Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI).
- Borsley, B. and Jones, B.M. 2000 “The syntax of Welsh negation” Transactions
of the Philological Society, Vol. 98, 1: 15-47. (Paper from the Salford
Negation conference, published for the Philological Society by Blackwell).
- Jones, BM (1999). The
Welsh Answering System, Berlin; New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
- Jones, BM (1998). 'Necessity and Obligation: Part 2, Children's Welsh',
Studia Celtica XXXII: 231-269.
- Jones, BM (1997). 'Necessity and Obligation: Part 1, Adult Welsh', Studia
Celtica XXXI: 239-267.
- Bilingualism, Education and Identity, 1995, co-editor with Paul Ghuman,
and contributor, Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
- Possessive Sentences in Children's Welsh, 1994,
Aberystwyth Education Papers.
- Ascriptive and Equative Sentences in Children's Welsh, 1993,
Aberystwyth Education Papers.
- Ar Lafar ac Ar Bapur, 1993, a linguistic and sociolinguistic study
of the relationship between spoken and written Welsh, Aberystwyth: CAA.
- Linguistic Performance and Language Background, 1992, a report of
a research project funded by the Faculty of Education of the University of
Wales. Aberystwyth: CAA.
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