Coyote Papers is a publication of the Linguistics Circle, the Graduate Student Organization of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona.

ISSN: 2770-1662 (Online)
ISSN: 0894-4539 (Print)

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Recent Submissions

  • Coyote Papers 25: Proceedings of ALC 16 2023

    De la Cruz-Sánchez, Gabriela; Pescaru, George-Michael; Reeve, Kegan; Nitschke, Remo; Lee, Sumi; The University of Arizona (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2023)
  • Definite Determiner Alternation in Yemeni Tihami Arabic

    Al-Ariqy, Mohammed J.; University of Utah (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2023)
    This paper is about the underlying grammar governing sound alternations of the definite determiner in a Yemeni Tihami Arabic variety. I call it OCP m-dialect because of the effect of the Obligatory Contour Principle on the determiner as opposed to other varieties of Tihami Arabic which I talk about in other papers.
  • Acoustic correlates of word-level stress in Garifuna: Tales from digital fieldwork

    Björklund, Anna; University of California, Berkeley (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2023)
    This paper presents acoustic correlates of primary lexical stress in Garifuna (ISO: cab). In keeping with results from sister language Ashaninka, this paper finds duration to be a significant correlate. This paper also describes the methodological challenges associated with conducting phonetic research using consumer-grade equipment due to COVID-19.
  • Spatial Language and Vision: The Geocentric Frame of Reference in Blind Traditional Negev Arabic Speakers

    Cerqueglini, Letizia; Tel Aviv University (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2023)
    If conceptualization is predominantly based on sensory experience, the linguistic representations of congenitally blind people should differ substantially from those of sighted speakers. I tested this hypothesis, comparing sighted and congenitally blind Traditional Negev Arabic speakers' linguistic representations of static, projective spatial relations on the horizontal plane.
  • Comparative constructions in Taiwanese: The online storyboard elicitation

    Cheng, Adæmrys Chihjen; University of Ottawa (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2023)
    This study looks at Taiwanese comparative constructions by ways of on-line storyboard elicitation. This storyboard attempts to collect as many comparatives as possible in a natural condition. This study offers an entire picture of Taiwanese comparatives, which can be compared to the existing literature, and helps future study reanalyze Taiwanese comparatives.
  • A Phonetic Vowel Study of Piipaash Language

    Gejo, Saki; Arizona State University (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2023)
    This is the first phonetic study of Piipaash vowels. Piipaash also known as Maricopa is a Native American language which belongs to the River branch of the Yuman language family. This study aims to document the vowel system of the Piipaash language.
  • The Inauthentic Use of African American English on Instagram

    Mullins, Brooke; Northeastern Illinois University (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2023)
    This article examines the usage of African American English (AAE) by non-Black individuals in the comment sections of posts on the social media site Instagram. The author investigates the contexts in which non-Black individuals choose to use AAE and whether the different contexts alters the rate of AAE usage.
  • Sociolinguistic Variation of Se Lo(s) in Mexican Spanish: A Corpus-based Approach to Selosismo in Flux

    VanMeter, Riley; The University of Alabama (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2023)
    This study examines, from a sociolinguistic standpoint, Mexican speech and its non-standard use of "se los/las" to express a plural indirect object and a singular direct object; something that would normatively be expressed as "se lo/la". Statistical and qualitative results suggest that the construction may be stigmatized and decreasing in usage.
  • Causatives of unergatives in Hindi-Urdu

    Neu, Eva; University of Massachusetts Amherst (University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 2023)
    The causative alternation is often assumed to be restricted to unaccusatives; however, counterexamples have been attested cross-linguistically. This paper examines direct causatives of unergatives in Hindu-Urdu and demonstrates that they are syntactically simple transitives. This puzzling finding is accounted for by drawing on the phenomenon of variable unaccusativity.