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  • (Que)-Deletion in Quebec and Europe 

    Steele Josephs, Julia (2019)
    Using the corpora Phonologie du Français Contemporain (PFC) and de français parlé au Québec, this study tests possible contributing factors to deletion as identified in previous studies (Connors 1975, Sankoff, Sarrasin, ...
  • (thr)-Flapping in American English: Social factors and articulatory motivations 

    Stanley, Joseph A. (2019)
    This paper is the first dedicated study on (thr)-flapping, or the insertion of a tap in / θɹ/ clusters in American English. While [ɾ] is often described as an allophone of alveolar stops, it is not normally associated with ...
  • On the syntax of sentence final particles in Tenetehára 

    Camargos, Quesler Fagundes; Castro, Ricardo Campos; Neto, Aquiles Tescari (2019)
    The goal of this paper is to analyze the distribution of Sentence Final Particles (SFPs) in Tenetehára. They are formed by a set of functional items that occur in a rigid syntactic position in the right periphery of the ...
  • The sociolinguistic situation of two language islands in Ohio and Argentina 

    Klosinski, Robert (2019)
    Argentina and Ohio are homes of two distinct language islands (‘Sprachinseln’). This paper provides a basic overview of the history of these two heritage grammars, and comment on the current state of the speech communities. ...
  • Preface 

    Stanley, Joseph A.; Covington, Conni (The Linguistics Society at UGA, 2019-03-22)
  • Syntax from above: Towards a top-down, phase-theoretic model of sentence generation 

    Merchant, Doug (The Linguistics Society at UGA, 2019-03-22)
    The incremental derivations of phase theory (Chomsky, 2001, 2005, etc.) raise the question of the directionality of derivations (den Dikken, 2018). In this squib, I outline some arguments for top-down generation, arguing ...
  • Phonological patterns in BEG-raising 

    Stanley, Joseph A. (The Linguistics Society at UGA, 2019-03-22)
    Prevelar raising, or the raising of /ɛ/ before voiced velars, has been treated as a sound change that applies uniformly across relevant lexical items. Using self-reported responses from 434 participants, this paper shows ...
  • The Development of Proto-Oceanic *R in Kaiwa (Iwal) 

    Lackey, Trey (The Linguistics Society at UGA, 2019-03-22)
    In a seminal text in the diachronic study of Oceanic languages, Malcolm Ross (1988:141,147) reports the sound change Proto-Oceanic *R > lk/_# in the language Kaiwa. A few lexical witnesses of this sound change are reported ...
  • The Impact of EFL Teacher Motivational Strategies on Student Motivation to Learn English in Costa Rica 

    Jones, Madeline (The Linguistics Society at UGA, 2019-03-22)
    This paper explores the relationship between EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher motivational strategies and student motivation. Previous research has shown a positive relationship between EFL student motivation ...
  • Ich haute aufs Land ab, melkte eine Kuh, und backte einen Kuchen: Regularization of strong verbs in modern German 

    Covington, Conni (The Linguistics Society at UGA, 2019-03-25)
    Regularization of Germanic strong verbs is an expected process. Lieberman et al. (2007) and Carroll et al. (2012) showed that less common verbs are more likely to regularize than more common verbs. Edited texts represent ...
  • Stress Faithfulness in English Blends 

    Lee, Scott (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2013)
    In this paper, I propose that blend words can be treated as a form of correspondence between multiple inputs. Based on this suggestion, the theoretical claim underlying my analysis is that prosodic compression is the result ...
  • Jingulu Vowel Harmony as Weak-Trigger Licensing 

    Kalivoda, Nick (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2012)
    The Australian Aboriginal language Jingulu exhibits an affix-triggered vowel harmony pattern that deviates from usual typological predictions. High vowels in a handful of specific Jingulu affixes harmonize unlimited strings ...
  • A Por as a Serial Preposition in Spanish 

    Yamada, Aaron (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2012)
  • Pacific Northwest English: Historical Overview and Current Directions 

    Stanley, Joseph A. (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2016)
    Relative to many varieties of English spoken in North America, there is little research on Pacific Northwest English (PNWE). Early work largely documents the lexicon of various groups within the region, or the region as a ...
  • Census Mining in Old Mines, Missouri: Reconstructing a French Community 

    Olsen, Michael L. (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2016)
    The existence of an isolated community of French speakers in the Ozarks of Missouri is documented in the works of Miller (1930), Carrière (1937), and Dorrance (1935). Although the Old Mines French (OMF) language had largely ...
  • Resultativity in Gothic: The Resultative as a Model for Periphrastic Distribution in the Passive Voice 

    Katz, Moses (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2016)
    The Gothic language is unique among Germanic languages in several regards. It is the only one to retain a synthetic passive, an inheritance of the Indo-European medio-passive. It is also the only Germanic language to ...
  • Predictions for the Acquisition of American English Vowels by Native Russian Speakers 

    Ivanova, Sofia A. (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2016)
    The purpose of this paper is to hypothesize the difficulties native speakers of Russian will have in the acquisition of American English monophthong vowels based on the predictions generated by the Speech Learning Model ...
  • Preface 

    Olsen, Rachel Miller; Sesterhenn, Karen (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2016)
  • Exploring possibilities for a syntactic account for the Finnish –han enclitic 

    Palomaki, Jennimaria (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2013)
    This paper explores a non-cartographic and a cartographic approach for the syntax of the Finnish –han enclitic. These sketches are based on an analysis which posits that -han is used as a particle that can mark topic, ...
  • Metathesis with /r/ in Classical Armenian: An Optimality Theory Approach 

    Zukoff, Sam (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2012)
    One of the numerous phonological features that sets Classical Armenian apart from its Indo- European sister languages is the numerous instances of metathesis, many of which center around the Proto-Indo-European segment ...

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