• A grammar of Guna : a community-centered approach 

    Smith, Wikaliler Daniel (2014-08-21)
    This dissertation is a descriptive grammar of Guna, a Chibchan language of Panama with an approximate 40,000 speakers. The aim of the dissertation is to provide a description of the language that is linguistically relevant ...
  • A re-examination of the origins of Romani 

    John, Vijay George (2014-01-22)
    Romani Studies as an academic discipline emerged in the 18th century with scholars such as Rüdiger (1782) and Grellmann (1783). At that time, two main hypotheses regarding the origin of the Roma formed that, in some ...
  • A reference grammar of Paresi-Haliti (Arawak) 

    Brandão, Ana Paula Barros (2014-06-06)
    This dissertation is a description of the grammar of Paresi. The Paresi people live in the State of Mato Grosso, near the city of Cuiabá. Paresi belongs to the Arawak family, and it is classified in a branch called ...
  • An acoustic analysis of Burmese tone 

    Kelly, Niamh Eileen (2012-09-21)
    This paper examines the acoustic characteristics that differentiate the four tones of Burmese: high, low, creaky and stopped. The majority of previous work on Burmese tone is impressionistic but recently has become ...
  • Adverbs and phrase structure in Iquito 

    Hansen, Cynthia Irene Anderson (2015-05-20)
    This thesis explores adverb distribution in Iquito, a Zaparoan language spoken byapproximately 25 people in the northern Amazon Basin of Peru. The syntactic distributions of Iquito adverbs correspond to four semantic ...
  • The agent-focus construction in Ixil Maya : a descriptive/formal analysis 

    Blunk, William B. (2013-01-17)
    This Master’s report describes the Agent Focus construction in Ixil Mayan discourse and proposes a bi-clausal analysis that is discussed within the framework of Lexical Functional Grammar (Bresnan, 2001; Dalrymple, 2001). ...
  • An experimental approach to the production and perception of Norwegian tonal accent 

    Kelly, Niamh Eileen (2015-06-23)
    This dissertation examines the lexical tonal accent contrast of the Trondersk dialect of East Norwegian from the perspective of both production and perception. The goal of the production study was to conduct an in-depth ...
  • An intention-based account of accomplishments in Korean 

    Lee, Juwon
    In this dissertation, I investigate why Korean allows failed-attempt interpretations of accomplishment predicates, but languages like English do not. For example, the English sentence "He broke the window, but the window ...
  • An investigation of asymmetries of rhythm in speech production 

    Terzenbach, Lauren M.; 0000-0001-9419-4843 (2015-05-20)
    The human experience is filled with rhythmicity. From coordinated motor movements to memory recollection, humans use rhythmic patterns to accomplish a multitude of activities. In addition to internally regulated rhythmicity ...
  • Argument structure and the typology of causatives in Kinyarwanda : explaining the causative-instrumental syncretism 

    Jerro, Kyle Joseph (2014-01-23)
    In the Bantu language Kinyarwanda, the morpheme –ish can be used to mark both causation and the instrumental applicative. This report pro- poses an explanation for this causative-instrumental syncretism, arguing that both ...
  • Aspect and modality in Biblical Hebrew 

    Bae, Yunjung (2009-09-03)
    This thesis attempts to provide an encompassing account for the centuries-old question concerning how aspect and modality are grammaticalized in the verbal system in Biblical Hebrew. To this end, the semantics of the three ...
  • Aspect and tense in Rukai : interpretation and interaction 

    Chen, Cheng-Fu (2012-10-15)
    This thesis researches on aspect and tense in Rukai by focusing on their interpretation and interaction. The issues center on two component parts: the association between morphology and eventuality/situation type, and that ...
  • Aspects of phonology and morphology of Teotepec eastern Chatino 

    McIntosh, Justin Daniel (2015-06-23)
    This dissertation is a description of aspects of the phonetics, phonology and morphology of Teotepec Chatino (ISO 639-3 identifier: cya; here abbreviated as TEO), an indigenous language spoken by approximately 3800 people ...
  • Aspects of the phonology and morphology of Zenzontepec Chatino, a Zapotecan language of Oaxaca, Mexico 

    Campbell, Eric William (2014-07-16)
    This dissertation is an analysis of aspects of the phonology and morphology of Zenzontepec Chatino (ISO 639-3: czn), a Zapotecan (Otomanguean) language spoken in a remote area of Oaxaca, Mexico (16°32"N, 97°30"W). There ...
  • Betaza Zapotec phonology : segmental and suprasegmental features 

    Teodocio Olivares, Amador (2013-01-17)
    This report analyzes the phonology of Betaza Zapotec, a language within the linguistic family of the Otomanguean languages of Mesoamerica that is spoken in northern Oaxaca, Mexico. The first part of this report describes ...
  • Bias in questions 

    Reese, Brian Jon, 1973- (2008-08-28)
    This dissertation investigates three interrogative sentence types that are each associated with a particular speaker bias. In asking one of these questions, the speaker invariably conveys a prior expectation, or belief, ...
  • The biradical origin of semitic roots 

    Hecker, Bernice Varjick (2008-08-28)
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  • The biradical origin of semitic roots 

    Hecker, Bernice Varjick, 1935- (2011-08-19)
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  • Breathy consonants and the spectral tilt 

    Rao, Gayatree Nandan
    Marathi systematically uses breathy versus modal phonation to distinguish consonants that vary manner and place. Previous studies on spectral tilt have only analyzed breathy stops and vowels. The current study analyzed ...
  • Can We Dissociate Contingency Learning from Social Learning in Word Acquisition by 24-Month-Olds? 

    Bannard, Colin; Tomasello, Michael (Public Library of Science, 2013-05-23)
    We compared 24-month-old children’s learning when their exposure to words came either in an interactive (coupled) context or in a nonsocial (decoupled) context. We measured the children’s learning with two different methods: ...