Recent Submissions

  • 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)