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  • The perceptual filtering of predictable coarticulation in exemplar memory 

    Manker, Jonathan (2020)
    Exemplar models of word representations have remained ambivalent or impressionistic as to precisely what veridical auditory information is stored in individual word exemplars. Earlier models (Johnson, 1997b) suggest all perceived information was stored in memory, whereas more recent proposals (Pierrehumbert, 2002; Goldinger, 2007) suggest some degree ...
  • Antonymous Adjectives in Disyllabic Lexical Compounds in Mandarin: A Cognitive Linguistics Perspective 

    Corpus-based research into antonyms in English, Sweden and Japanese has gradually brought the lexical relation of antonymy into functional-cognitive linguistics in recent years. When antonymous adjectives are examined in Mandarin corpora, we find that they co-occur in both discontinuous constructions, for example, 既不热也不冷ji bure ye buleng, literally ...
  • Using a Relational Database for Data Entry and Analysis 

    Koth, Anthony; Linguistics Department (2014)
    If you have ever gotten lost in scribbles, rows, columns and highlighting while trying to use a spreadsheet or pen and paper for coding linguistic data, then a relational database is a tool for you. It offers a clean and manageable way to code all of your data consistently and accurately. This paper is not meant to be a complete manual for using a ...
  • Requesting the Context: A Context Analysis of Let Statement and If Statement Requests and Commands in the Santa Barbara Corpus of Spoken American English 

    Brown, Lynnelle Rhinier; Linguistics Department (2014)
    This paper identifies two requestive forms in the Santa Barbara Corpus of Spoken American English, let statements and if statements, and the contextual conditions—linguistic, pragmatic, discourse and social—that co-occur with these forms. The analysis reveals a complex interplay of linguistic forms and contextual factors. The variables of social ...
  • “I Love You But I Disagree”: Politeness and Politics in Computer-Mediated Discourse 

    Mauney, Samantha; Jeon, Lisa; Linguistics Department (2014)
    In this paper we explore the possibility of new politeness paradigms in computer -mediated discourse on Facebook. Specifically, we examine the discoursal expectations, linguistic catalysts for ‘face-threatening acts’, and mitigations of opinions to maintain ‘face’ in discourse about politics. The present study addresses the gap in the literature ...
  • Fast speech phenomena in Asante Twi 

    Nelson, Katherine; Linguistics Department (2014)
    A descriptive study is utilized to examine fast speech phenomena in Asante Twi, a Niger-Congo language, focusing on three fast speech rules: vowel deletion, vowel alternation in modifiers, and fricative voicing between sonorants. Transcribed and interlinerized texts from a field methods class at Rice University are used for this study. The morphological ...
  • Front Matter, Volume 5, Fall 2014 

    Linguistics Department (2014)
  • Colloquial Singapore English never 

    Leong Xue Wei, Amelia; Linguistics Department (2013-11)
    Negation in New Englishes has been a topic of great interest. However, although some general features of negation in New English varieties have been identified, few have investigated specific varieties and accounted for the deviations of usage patterns away from Standard English usage. This paper investigates the use of the Standard English (StdE) ...
  • The Typology of Uyghur Harmony and Consonants 

    Pattillo, Kelsie E.; Linguistics Department (2013-11)
    Descriptions of Uyghur phonology are unclear as to whether or not the front and back consonant assimilation of velar and uvular stops is a harmonic process (Comrie 1997; De Jong 2007; Engesæth et al. 2010; Friedrich 2002; Hahn 1991, 1998). Data from Uyghur reference materials demonstrate front and back consonant assimilation processes in Uyghur which ...
  • You say potato, I say tatws: The terrain of linguistic coexistence in Wales 

    Griffin, Jeffrey L.; Linguistics Department (2013-11)
    This study examines the linguistic coexistence in Wales of Welsh and English in public signage and other public spheres and the ongoing normalization of Welsh through a reorientation of the linguistic landscape. Concerted efforts by the now defunct Welsh Language Board, the Welsh language commissioner, the Welsh National Assembly, and other governmental ...
  • Relative clauses in Asante Twi 

    McCracken, Chelsea; Linguistics Department (2013-11)
    Relative clauses in Twi, a Niger-Congo language spoken in Ghana, have received little attention in the literature. I examine a corpus of naturally-occurring relative clauses, collected from a native speaker living in Houston, TX, to describe and analyze the tone, morphosyntax, and discourse characteristics of Twi relative clauses. This research also ...
  • Interrogative particles in Nakh-Daghestanian languages 

    Forker, Diana; Linguistics Department (2013-11)
    This paper offers an analysis of interrogative particles in Nakh-Daghestanian languages, covering form, function and position of these particles in a wide range of languages. I show which particles occur in various question types (i.e. polar questions, disjunctive polar questions, WH-questions, etc.) and also amply illustrate the principles according ...
  • Real-Time Trends in the Texas English Vowel System: F2 Trajectory in GOOSE as an Index of a Variety's Ongoing Delocalization 

    Hinrichs, Lars; Bohmann, Axel; Gorman, Kyle; Linguistics Department (2013-11)
    A complex process of change is underway in the Central Texas English GOOSE vowel. Koops (2010) describes it as the simultaneous operation of two qualitatively different fronting processes. One is a feature of traditional Southern American English (SAE) while the other results from a recent innovation in mainstream American English (MAE). In this ...
  • Front Matter 

    RWPL, Vol. 4; Linguistics Department (2013-11)
  • Front Matter 

    RWPL, Vol.3; Linguistics Department (2012-06-08)
  • Overlapping Identities: The Case of Japanese Immigrants in Cali, Colombia 

    Pascual y Cabo, Diego; Ybarra, Petta-Gay; Holcomb, Jeanne; Linguistics Department (2012-06-08)
  • 'To be' and not 'to have' in Polish locationals 

    Twardzisz, Piotr; Linguistics Department (2012-05-21)
  • The Syntactic Causative Construction in Hupa (California Athabaskan) 

    Escamilla, Ramon; Linguistics Department (2012-05-21)
  • Mokša Mordvin verbal negation described and compared with other Uralo-Altaic languages 

    Fournet, Arnaud; Linguistics Department (2012-05-21)
  • The House that God Built: Metaphorical Thinking in Alcoholics Anonymous 

    Jones, Abby; Linguistics Department (2012-05-21)

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