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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(2018)This article explores the diachronic influence of linear form in the grammaticalization of new constructions, especially those with distinctive functional and structural properties. For example, it is shown that the ...
The Theory of Mind’s role in pronoun acquisition: The phenomenon of pronoun reversal in typically developing children. (2016)This study’s aim is to understand how children learn first- and second-person singular pronouns. Many researchers tried to find possible connection between Theory of Mind (ToM) and the acquisition of pronouns. The ability ...
(Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2016)
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 ...