• 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.
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • "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.
    • 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.