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  • Lee, Yong-Hun (2003)
    In sum, this dissertation develops faster and more efficient computational algorithms for anaphora resolution, in which category combinatorics determines the actions. In those algorithms, various kinds of anaphoric expressions ...

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  • Ratitamkul, Theeraporn (2007)
    In order to investigate how children come to interpret omitted arguments, four experiments are reported involving Thai-speaking adults, English-speaking adults, Thai-speaking 4- and 5-year-olds, and English-speaking ...

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  • Kenkel, James Michael (1991)
    The contrastive rhetoric hypothesis (Kaplan, 1966) predicts that language users across cultures will vary in the means they use to construct coherent discourse. The problem for contrastive rhetoric research is to develop ...

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  • Pandey, Anjali (1997)
    It is argued that a linguistic analysis of such data is necessary for the linguist interested not only in the application(s) of language, but more importantly, in the ideologies of language which reflect and sustain ...

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  • Osfar, Megan J. (2011-08-25)
    This thesis explores the articulation of whispered and normally-spoken alveolar consonants through the use of electropalatography (EPG). While whisper is a well-researched topic, most prior studies have been limited to ...

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  • Barlaz, Marissa (2018-03-26)
    The phonological feature [±nasal] is used to describe sounds that are distinguished based on the relative state of the velopharyngeal opening, but does not distinguish oropharyngeal differences. The opening of the ...

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  • Zhou, Xinping (1990)
    This thesis is a study of various aspects of Chinese syntax, from a government-and binding perspective, arguing that a range of grammatical problems of Chinese syntax such as the variable position of subject, word order ...

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  • Schmerling, Susan F. (1973)

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  • Jokweni, Mbulelo Wilson (1995)
    This thesis examines the prosodic phenomena of IsiXhosa by employing features of both the Theory of the Prosodic Hierarchy and the Theory of Domains. Taken as a given that the application of phonological processes is ...

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  • Chung, Raung-fu (1989)
    This thesis is concerned with four aspects of Kejia phonology: initial consonants, diphthong representations and syllabification, the domain of tone sandhi, and the notion of geminate inalterability. The analysis is in ...

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  • Valentine, Tamara Marie (1986)
    This study is a cross-cultural and cross-linguistic investigation of language use and language structure within the non-Western context of India. It especially focuses on the relationship between gender and communication ...

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  • Diop, Abdul Aziz Maalik (1998)
    The language under study in this thesis is Pulaar, a dialect of Fula. Fula belongs to the West Atlantic language group of the Niger-Congo family (cf. Greenberg 1960). It is spoken by an estimated fifteen to seventeen million ...

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  • Rhee, Seok-Chae (1998)
    This dissertation investigates the mechanisms of stop release and nonrelease and their effects in the sound patterns of various languages. The first area of exploration is the positional asymmetry arising from different ...

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  • Kuo, Feng-Lan (1994)
    The syllable has been recognized as a prosodic unit as demonstrated in the work of Kahn (1976), Steriade (1982), Levin (1985), McCarthy and Prince (1986), and Ito (1986), among others. However, the exact composition of the ...

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  • Donnelly, Simon Scurr (2007)
    This dissertation seeks to explore the architecture of tonal structures in a formal phonological analysis of the tone patterns found in Phuthi, a Bantu language. The focus of the work is Phuthi high tone (H), and its ...

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  • Chao, Huey-Ju (1992)
    This dissertation studies aspiration in Chinese in these four areas: the temporal relationships between aspiration and the vowel of the syllable, the perception of aspiration, the correlation between pitch and aspiration, ...

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  • Jagusztyn, Ariel (2014-05-30)
    While much attention has been paid to whether or not grammar correction in the L2 classroom is effective and to what extent, the current consensus is still that efforts go unpaid and unnoticed. This research has two goals ...

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  • Yoon, Su-Youn (2009)
    The automated scoring method in this study will be a useful method not only for automated scoring but also for interactive training. For example, the automated pronunciation scoring method can be used independently as an ...

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  • Rozovskaya, Alla (2014-01-16)
    Development of automatic text correction systems has a long history in natural language processing research. This thesis considers the problem of correcting writing mistakes made by non-native English speakers. We address ...

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