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Palatalization in Mandarin Loanwords: An Optimality-Theoretic Approach
This study conducts an Optimality-Theoretic analysis on palatalization phenomenon in Mandarin loanwords borrowed from American English based on transliterated American state and city names. Because of the differences between ...
The Effect of Linguistic Experience on the Perception of Pitch Contour
Studies conducted in the area of tone perception suggest that experience with tonal features such as pitch height, direction, duration, and contour in the L1 of the listener affect the perception of such features. This ...
A reconstruction of Proto-Taranoan: Phonology and inflectional morphology
Comparative and classificatory studies of Cariban languages, despite their long history (starting with Gilij in 1782), have been few and unsatisfactory, mainly due to the lack of necessary documentation of the languages ...
Semantics of Taiwanese u (Chinese)
Taiwanese has been analyzed either as a suppletive form of le or an equivalent of a higher abstract verb 'YOU', that asserts the existence of an event or a state. The latter seems plausible. However, when we carefully ...