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    • The Syntax of Hindi-Urdu Sluicing

      Mishra, Anushree; The English and Foreign Languages University (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2022)
      Through the occurrence of the complementizer and the grammaticality of non-wh-sluicing, the current study seeks to establish that the source of the sluice in Hindi-Urdu is exceptional Focus movement. This is unlike English which employs wh-movement to Spec CP followed by TP elision.
    • An Analysis of Imperatives in Hindi-Urdu

      Mishra, Anushree; Archana, S.; The English and Foreign Languages University, India (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2022)
      This study provides a syntactic overview of imperatives in Hindi-Urdu. Imperatives are constructions expressing directives or commands. Hindi-Urdu imperatives have differing syntactic properties in comparison to other languages. The study concludes that imperatives in Hindi-Urdu carry differentiated features, [TImp, 2φ] in T (Jensen, 2004), which lead to fascinating structures.
    • ARCs and Their Prominence in Discourse

      Granger, Allison; Bezuidenhout, Anne; Almor, Amit; University of South Carolina (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2022)
      The content conveyed by parenthetical clauses, such as appositive relative clauses (ARCs), is widely assumed to be backgrounded relative to the "at-issue" content of the main clauses within which they are embedded. We used standard tests for at-issueness to experimentally explore the conditions under which ARC contents are judged at-issue.
    • Burmese Sandhi-Voicing: From the Perspective of Emergent Phonology

      Ni, Tianyi; The Ohio State University (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2022)
      This paper deals with sandhi-voicing in Modern Burmese from the perspective of Emergent Grammar (EG). Sandhi-voicing is only found in compounds, but not all of them. EG predicts that Burmese speakers tend to store compounds with sandhi-voicing as a combination of two morphemes, while those without sandhi-voicing as a whole.
    • "Southern Accent" Features in Local News: Comparing Columbus, Georgia to Lexington, Kentucky

      Dekker, Ryan; Arizona State University (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2022)
      Two mid-size Southern local news affiliates were analyzed phonetically to show that “Southern accent” features were still prevalent among the 20 broadcasters sampled here. In comparison to the Kentucky speakers, the Georgia broadcasters led in both the socially salient Southern feature of /aɪ/ monophthongization, and the more subtle “pin-pen” merger.
    • Indefiniteness in Temoaya Otomi

      De la Cruz-Sánchez, Gabriela; The University of Arizona (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2022)
      This paper discusses indefiniteness in Temoaya Otomi (ISO 639-3 ott). The examples are the result of elicitation, grammaticality judgment and narratives provided by two Temoaya Otomi-Spanish speakers. After the analysis, I conclude that Temoaya Otomi indefiniteness is marked with indefinite articles, numerals, or bare nouns.
    • Remote workflow as educational opportunity: the experience of the Multimodal Corpus of Spoken Kazakh Language

      Troiani, Giorgia; Du Bois, John W.; Sarseke, Gulnar; Filchenko, Andrey; Salimzianov, Ilnar; Mikhailov, Nikolay; Moldashova, Fatima; Akanov, Akyl; Bizhanova, Moldir; Koishybayeva, Dameliya; et al. (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2022)
      This paper presents the methodological challenges encountered in assembling the Multimodal Corpus of Spoken Kazakh Language under the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. We argue that enhancing the educational component of the project was a successful strategy to ensure its progress and that the approach presented here could be applied to other low-resource languages.
    • Centering Revitalization in Remote Documentation

      Harvey, Meg; The University of Arizona (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2022)
    • Coyote Papers 24: Proceedings of ALC 15

      Nitschke, Remo; De la Cruz-Sánchez, Gabriela; Irizarry-Figueroa, Luís; Powell, John; Medina, Jennifer; Pescaru, George-Micheal; Hafner, Florian; The University of Arizona (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2022)
    • Coyote Papers 23: Proceedings of ALC 14

      Nitschke, Remo; Romero Diaz, Damian Y.; De La Cruz Sánchez, Gabriela; Powell, John; Mihajlović, Kristina; Irizarry-Figueroa, Luis A.; Pescaru, George-Michael; Hafner, Florian (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle (Tucson, Arizona), 2021)
    • The Feminization of French Profession Nouns

      Yi, Irene; University of California, Berkeley (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle (Tucson, Arizona), 2021)
    • The Pragmatic Implication of Speakers’ Affirmative Attitude in Cantonese Utterance Particle Ge3

      Law, Ka Fai; Brigham Young University (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle (Tucson, Arizona), 2021)
    • The FLEECE and GOOSE Vowels in Tyneside English: Accent Levelling and Morphological Conditioning

      Krug, Andreas; Newcastle University (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle (Tucson, Arizona), 2021)
    • Identity investment in the pedagogy of identity texts: A critical review

      Hiba B., Ibrahim; York University (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle (Tucson, Arizona), 2021)
    • A new category for Kiksht ideophones

      Nelson-Greene, Pearl; Johnson, Isaac; Duncan, Philip T.; University of Kansas (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle (Tucson, Arizona), 2021)
    • A German expletive gone unnoticed? Some notes on (obligatorily) left-peripheral so

      Catasso, Nicholas; Bergische Universität Wuppertal (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle (Tucson, Arizona), 2021)
    • CLI and Cognitive Control in the L3 Initial State

      Brown, Megan M.; Boston University (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle (Tucson, Arizona), 2021)
    • Coyote Papers 23: Frontmatter and TOC

      Nitschke, Remo; Romero Diaz, Damian Y.; De La Cruz Sánchez, Gabriela; Powell, John; Mihajlović, Kristina; Irizarry-Figueroa, Luis A.; Pescaru, George-Michael; Hafner, Florian; University of Arizona (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle (Tucson, Arizona), 2021)
    • Coyote Papers 22: Frontmatter and TOC

      Nitschke, Remo; Romero Diaz, Damian Y; Powell, John; De la Cruz Sánchez, Gabriela (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle (Tucson, Arizona), 2020)
    • Escaping siloed phonology: Framing Irish lenition in Emergent Grammar

      McCullough, Kerry; University of Arizona (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle (Tucson, Arizona), 2020)
      Irish displays a complex mutation system in which regular phonological alternations are sensitive to arbitrary morphological information. The Emergent Grammar (EG) model is well-suited to address this phenomenon. This paper details how the model's technology accounts for the phonological regularity and morphological opacity of lenition in Irish.