Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Dynamics of the Bilingual Mental Lexicon: The Effects of Partial Conceptual Equivalence on the Acquisition of Russian as an L2 

    Sorokina, Anastasia (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2012)
    It has been shown that cross-linguistic variation between languages affects categorical perception in bilinguals. However, only a few cross-linguistic differences and their effects on conceptual storage and representation ...
  • Un- Reveals antonymy in the lexicon 

    Paczkowski, Andrew (The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia, 2012)
    This paper addresses perceived blocking effects of the English adjectival prefix un- and the accuracy of its identification as a negator. Since un- appears to pattern among adjectives according to antonymy, I posit that ...