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.
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Modeling the interlanguage: The effect of frequency in the L2 acquisition of English consonant clusters (Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016-06-29)This study seeks to determine whether the second language acquisition of non-native linguistic structures is best described within the framework of Optimality Theory, or within the framework of a usage-based model. These ...
(Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016)Atomic mass nouns share morphosyntactic properties with prototypical mass nouns. At the same time, the former semantically deviate from the latter. Based on re-examined empirical data, I propose that the semantics of atomic ...
The issue of ‘impairment’: An analysis of diverging discourses used to represent the d/Deaf population in America (Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016)Reference terms used to refer to d/Deaf individuals in America have long been a point of contention within the d/Deaf population. Although this population in its majority prefers to be regarded as members of a cultural and ...
(Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015-07-06)The V+V construction in Singaporean English displays properties which are different from the serial verb constructions (SVCs) in British and American English like go buy newspaper. This construction of Singaporean English ...
(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 ...