# Dissertations and Theses - Linguistics

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• (2017-02-07)
The palatal lateral is a rare sound in the world's languages; a review of the literature reveals just 23 languages that currently possess the palatal lateral. Similarly, only 15 (or 3.33%) of the languages in the UCLA ...

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• (2017-01-04)
How do second language learners produce and recognize words in continuous speech when speech segmentation strategies differ between languages? This thesis explores phrases that have been affected by the process of ...

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• (2016-12-01)
With a conversation analytic approach, this study analyzes how teachers and students interact in one-on-one ESL writing conferences, focusing on the preference structure of advice-giving, epistemic displays, and teachers’ ...

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• (2016-12-02)
Technological, social, and economic changes in recent decades have led to new possibilities for communication and for forming communities that are not tied to a specific geographical location. This creates new opportunities ...

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• (2016-11-22)
Modal auxiliary verbs, such as could', might', must', would', and others, have different readings depending on the context in which they occur (Kratzer 1981). The sentence `Jess could fry the fish' can mean that, in ...

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