Browse Dept. of Linguistics by Contributor "Shosted, Ryan"

  • 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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  • Abunasser, Mahmoud (2015-04-08)
    This thesis introduces and discusses a new methodology for measuring the variation between linguistic varieties. I compare five Arabic varieties – Modern Standard Arabic MSA, Gulf Arabic GA, Levantine Arabic LA, Egyptian ...

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  • Wu, Di (2017-04-17)
    Duration contrasts can convey many types of information, including language background, word structure, word frequency, speech genre, intention, and emotions. An understanding of duration lays the foundation for many aspects ...

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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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  • 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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