Browse by Subject "Syntax"

  • Green, Georgia M.; Castillo, Rafael (1972)

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  • Ane Icardo Isasa (Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014-12)
    The present study seeks to investigate the claim of Kimberly Geeslin & Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes (2008) that in the Spanish of the Basque Country there is extension of estar. In this study the pool of participants was extended ...

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  • Morgan, Jerry L. (1972)

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  • Furuya, Kaori (Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-12-14)
    The Japanese language does not possess articles. Demonstratives do not obligatorily appear in the left periphery of noun phrases (NPs). Bare NPs can be definite and indefinite in a given context. However, when NPs combine ...

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  • Batteen, Christopher (Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-12-12)
    This paper analyzes a structure found in Chichewa for adapting English verbs. This structure, in which an English verb or adjectival predicate complements a Chichewa light verb meaning ‘do’ or ‘make’, appears to be employed ...

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  • Yasin, Ayman (Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    Richards (2006, 2010) suggests that wh-movement is prosodically driven. His analysis is based on the position of the Comp(lementizer) and the marking of prosodic XP edges: if Comp is on one side and the language marks the ...

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  • Schenkoske, Laurel A. (Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014-12)
    This pilot study aims to show that people indeed use subconscious statistical processing to aid in the acquisition of constructions, and frequent form-function mappings emerge as structures that work well together. The ...

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  • Li, Lin (Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015-07-06)
    The V+V construction in Singaporean English displays properties which are different from the serial verb constructions (SVCs) in British and American English like go buy newspaper. This construction of Singaporean English ...

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  • Ross, Daniel (2013-01)
    Pseudocoordination is a term that encompasses any natural language phenomenon in which apparent coordination (the presence of and) does not correspond to strictly coordinative syntax or semantics. For verbal pseudocoordination ...

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  • Jerro, Kyle (Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    The distribution of person, number, and gender features across languages follows certain cross-linguistic tendencies; one such tendency is that person agreement is often reserved for agreement between a noun and verb. ...

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