Browse Dissertations and Theses - Linguistics by Title

  • Tseng, Tai-Yuan Hugo (1996)
    The number of students learning Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) has shown a steady and substantial increase over the past few decades. However, the CFL students who choose to use Chinese-English dictionaries have relied ...

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  • Helmreich, Stephen Christian (1996)
    In this dissertation, the thesis is defended that lexical semantics is not a subdomain of semantics, but rather a subdomain of pragmatics. That is, knowledge about the meaning of words is not part of one's knowledge of the ...

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  • Sakakibara, Sonoko (1995)
    This dissertation provides a hypothesis on the nature of Japanese reflexive pronoun zibun 'self' which explains the distribution of zibun without employing previously proposed syntactic conditions. It claims that zibun is ...

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  • Fukada, Atsushi (1987)
    The goal of the dissertation is to argue for the recent position that strictly distinguishes between grammar and pragmatics and discuss its consequences. By now it is clear that "raw" linguistic data contain many ...

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  • Lee, Han-gyu (1992)
    This thesis has two goals, describing the uses of some selected Pragmatic Morphemes (PMs) in Korean and giving an account of their syntactic behaviors in the GPSG framework. First, according to the Cooperative Principle, ...

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  • Dunn, Andrea Susan (1990)
    The dissertation is a description of several discourse markers in Swahili in a pragmatic framework which assumes that speakers and hearers are rational agents whose behavior, including verbal behavior, is plan-based and ...

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  • Yoon, Tae-Jin (2007)
    This research contributes to our understanding of the interaction between components of linguistic grammar, in demonstrating the dependencies between phonetics, phonology, syntax and semantics in the encoding of prosody. ...

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  • Downing, Laura Jo (1990)
    This thesis has two goals. First, it provides a detailed treatment of the tone system of Jita, an Eastern Bantu language spoken in Northwestern Tanzania. Secondly, it examines recent theoretical issues in Bantu tonology, ...

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  • Downing, Laura Jo (1990)
    This thesis has two goals. First, it provides a detailed treatment of the tone system of Jita, an Eastern Bantu language spoken in Northwestern Tanzania. Secondly, it examines recent theoretical issues in Bantu tonology, ...

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  • Barkai, Malachi (1972)

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  • Baek, Soondo (2012-06-27)
    The ability to use a second language learned after childhood is an important aspect of the human mind. A better understanding of the characteristics of the L2 sentence processing mechanism deployed by adult L2 learners ...

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  • Garrison, Meryl D. (2010-05-19)
    This thesis investigates the production and perception of optional liaison consonants by Anglophone learners of French. While second/foreign language (L2) phonology has long been recognized as an area of learner difficulty, ...

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  • Saadah, Eman (2011-05-25)
    It is known that adult language learners often struggle to accurately pronounce unfamiliar sounds in the target language, but the extent and duration of the linguistic experience is found to affect native-like production ...

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  • Luchkina, Tatiana Vyacheslavovna (2016-07-11)
    Independently of the modality of presentation (written or auditory), human processing of discourse obligatorily involves monitoring relative information prominence which reflects how important information is in discourse, ...

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  • Oh, Young-Il (2009)
    Function (i.e., grammatical) words very frequently lack word-level stress and display phonetic reduction relative to content (i.e., lexical) words. However, word-class (function vs. content) may not be the only factor that ...

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  • Im, Suyeon (2018-09-12)
    In English, certain words are perceptually more salient than other neighboring words. The perceptual salience is signaled by acoustic cues. Prominent words are higher, longer, or louder than nonprominent words in English. ...

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  • Choi, Hansook (2005)
    This dissertation presents results from speech production experiments on English, Korean and Hindi that examine factors governing acoustic variation. The focus of this research is the patterns of variation in the acoustic ...

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  • Lee, Eun Kyung (2011-05-25)
    This dissertation examines whether and how two main aspects of prosody, intonational phrase boundaries and pitch accents, are used in syntactic processing. Traditionally, it has been argued that while intonational phrase ...

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  • Mo, Yoonsook (2011-01-21)
    Speech utterances are more than the linear concatenation of individual phonemes or words. They are organized by prosodic structures comprising phonological units of different sizes (e.g., syllable, foot, word, and phrase) ...

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