• The acquisition of split-ergativity in Kurmanji Kurdish 

    Mahalingappa, Laura Jahnavi (2010-08-23)
    Previous research about the acquisition of the case-marking systems of ergative languages suggests that children acquire ergative and accusative languages equally easily (Van Valin 1992), depending on the degree to which ...
  • Language attitude and change among the Druze in Israel 

    Isleem, Martin A. (2012-07-13)
    This study examines language attitudes and behaviors among the Druze in Israel in order to assess the roles of Arabic and Hebrew in this community. The study utilizes four different approaches: attitude surveys, a survey ...
  • Word-final imaala in contemporary Levantine Arabic : a case of language variation and change 

    Durand, Emilie Pénélope (2011-07-12)
    The phenomenon of word-final imaala, or taa-marbuuTa raising, in the Levantine dialects of Arabic was well documented about 50 years ago by renowned Arabists who described the phenomenon as a purely phonological one. Today, ...