# Browse Dept. of Linguistics by Contributor "Ionin, Tania"

• (2017-12-06)
This dissertation analyzes tense, in particular the past tense, within English in the framework of formal semantics. Previous tense theories are either indexical or quantificational—whether tenses refer to time or an ...

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• (2012-09-18)
Mainstream linguistics has long held that there is a fundamental difference between adult and child language learning (Bley-Vroman, 1990; Johnson & Newport, 1989; DeKeyser, 2000; Paradis, 2004). This difference is often ...

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• (2011-01-21)
In order to build a coherent representation of a discourse, the language processor must be able to resolve coreference relations between an anaphor and its antecedent. Theoretical and empirical evidence has suggested that ...

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• (2017-07-17)
L1 influence on second language acquisition has been shown by linguists in many areas. This study is to look into the L1 influence on English adjective ordering among Chinese ESL learners. We hypothesized that if there was ...

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• (2014-05-30)
Tone learning is challenging for non-tone speakers. While pitch, like melody, is processed by the right hemisphere for non-tonal language speakers, lexical tone as well as other language aspects (such as phonemes, syntax ...

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• (2012-09-18)
This dissertation presents a novel theory of tense and tense-like constructions. It is named after a key theoretical component of the theory, the event restriction interval. In Event Restriction Interval (ERI) Theory, ...

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• (2013-08-22)
The primary objective of this dissertation is to investigate how early and late bilinguals attain implicit knowledge of Korean case ellipsis (CE) that necessitates integration of multiple types of information and poses ...

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• (2014-05-30)
A central issue in L2 research concerns the nature of grammatical representations that late L2 learners come to develop in the L2. Previous work suggests that L2 learners sometimes underuse morpho-syntactic information ...

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• (2015-06-03)
The present thesis is concerned with the interplay of pragmatic inference, face and emotion. Pragmatic inference refers to inferences that hearers or observers make when attempting to arrive at speaker meaning, a process ...

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• (2019-06-26)
This dissertation investigates pronoun interpretation and processing of two languages (Korean and English), as well as in the second language (L2) acquisition of English by Korean speakers, with a focus on possible first ...

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• (2014-05-30)
This dissertation reports on perceptual training of tense-lax vowel contrasts in the context of an advanced-level ESL pronunciation class for Chinese and Korean international graduate students. The vowel contrasts were ...

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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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• (2014-01-16)
One of the central questions within the field of the acquisition of second language (L2) phonology is the role that speech perception plays in accurate speech production and whether, and if so, how, the speech perception ...

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• (2019-07-08)
The present study aims to investigate the nature of processing mechanisms in adult first-language (L1) and second-language (L2) sentence processing, specifically, whether adult L2 learners are capable of developing native-like ...

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• (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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• (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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• (2017-06-13)
A comprehensive model of language processing must account for not only how people process literal language, but also how nonliteral language is processed. Further, of theoretical interest to psycholinguists is the role ...

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• (2009)
Overall, it is argued that structural priming continues to be a promising method for investigating linguistic knowledge and linguistic representation across languages. This dissertation ends with suggestions for further ...

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• (2015-01-21)
This paper tests the claims of Cumulative Enhancement Model, the ‘L2 status factor’, and the Typological Primacy Model in investigating how L1 Lingala, L2 French speakers express in English an event which took place and ...

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• (2019-12-02)
This dissertation adopts an experimental approach to studying lie judgments. It focuses on lie judgments to different types of meaning within a pragmatic framework – namely bare linguistic meaning, explicature, and implicature ...

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