Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers
SLS is intended as a forum for the presentation of original research by the students and faculty of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. As a collection of working papers, SLS provides an outlet for online, open-access distribution of pre-publication versions of articles.
SLS accepts submissions of original research articles from the students and faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and outside authors by invitation. No open call for papers is issued. SLS may occasionally publish the proceedings of conferences and workshops in linguistics held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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(Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014-12)This pilot study aims to show that people indeed use subconscious statistical processing to aid in the acquisition of constructions, and frequent form-function mappings emerge as structures that work well together. The ...
(Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014-12)The present study seeks to investigate the claim of Kimberly Geeslin & Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes (2008) that in the Spanish of the Basque Country there is extension of estar. In this study the pool of participants was extended ...
(Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)To determine the strength of F3 as an acoustic cue for perceiving vocalization – a cross-linguistic process whereby a historical instance of /l/ is realized as a [w]-like sound (Knowles 1987) – of syllable-final /l/, a ...
(Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)Aspirated fricatives are rare sounds cross-linguistically. This study focuses on the phonetic description of the aspirated coronal fricative /sʰ/ in Sgaw Karen. Our phonetic study found that aspiration in /sʰ/ is significantly ...
(Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)The present study compares Romanian-Spanish and Romanian-English code-switch patterns at a morpho-syntactic level. Spanish and Romanian have similar grammatical features and share many structural and phonological properties, ...