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    • 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 ...
    • Language as a Biological Construct: On the Intrinsic Variability and Selection of Language 

      Menon, Ashwathi Puravankara (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2016)
      Language is a biological entity; a genetically transmitted trait; an innate capacity that every human is born with. Assuming that this Chomskian view of a "genetic" Language is true, through this working paper, I hope to ...
    • Linguistics as Un-Learning and Re-Learning: Exploring the Boundary between K-12 and the University 

      Hercula, Sarah (2018)
      Most people encounter the field of linguistics for the first time in college—if they ever do—which can be viewed as both an opportunity and a challenge. Students’ lack of familiarity with the field is an opportunity, as ...
    • Merging Phonemes in Real Time 

      Stanley, Joseph A. (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2015)
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Por as a Serial Preposition in Spanish 

      Yamada, Aaron (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2012)
    • 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)
    • Preface 

      Stanley, Joseph A.; Covington, Conni (The Linguistics Society at UGA, 2019-03-22)
    • Professional Register and Regional Dialect: A sociolinguistic survey on the use of Low German at the workplace 

      Wiggers, Heiko (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2015)
    • (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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Second Language Perception of Word Segmentation 

      Alammar, Aseel (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2015)
    • Secondary Agents in Get-Passives: Syntax or Pragmatics? 

      Gotowski, Megan K. (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2016)
      The following paper addresses the apparent "responsibility reading" that is often associated with the get-passive (e.g. interpreting Maria got caught' as Maria got (herself) caught'). This interpretation is first explored ...
    • Semantic Prosody and Intensifier Variation in Academic Speech 

      Wachter, Allison (The Linguistic Society at the University of Georgia, 2012)
      The study of English intensifiers has been of interest in sociolinguistic research. This paper analyzes the variation of common intensifiers very and really in a corpus of Academic English and the predicting language-internal ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...