Browse Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers by Series/Report "Proceedings of the Second Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society"

  • Dmitrieva, Olga (2011-06)
    This paper addresses context-dependent asymmetries between the perception and production of consonant length in three distinct languages: Russian, American English, and Italian. These asymmetries are argued to present ...

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  • Fruehwald, Josef; Gorman, Kyle (2011-06)
    Bakovi´c (2005) proposes that patterns of sufficiently-similar segment avoidance are the result of interacting agreement and antigemination constraints, a pattern known as cross-derivational feeding (CDF). The bleeding ...

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  • Rusaw, Erin (2011-06)
    Virtual worlds such as the online multiplayer game World of Warcraft have become popular spaces for people all over the world to socialize and interact. As on the rest of the Internet, language, specifically text chat, is ...

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  • El-Touny, Kariema (2011-06)
    The aim of this study is to explore the optionality phenomenon found in Cairene Arabic (CA) matrix and embedded wh-questions, where a wh-phrase can be found either in-situ or in Spec-CP. This is explored within two competing ...

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  • Heider, Paul M.; Hatfield, Adam; Wilson, Jennifer (2011-06)
    With the number of languages expected to go extinct in the coming century, language documentation as a priority is gaining increasing support. We discuss an experimental method for augmenting the number and scope of ...

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  • Saadah, Eman (2011-06)
    This study investigates lenition of intervocalic /b d g/ in Ondarroan Basque. Previous work has suggested that intervocalic voiced stops in Spanish and other languages are produced with varying degrees of voicing, ...

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