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  • Serial Verbs in Ibibio 

    Major, Travis (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2015-03-04)
    This paper investigates serial verb constructions (SVC) in Ibibio, a Niger-Congo language spoken in Nigeria
  • Description of Logophors in Ibibio 

    Newkirk, Lydia (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2014-12-01)
    This paper concerns the description of logophors in Ibibio, a Lower-Cross language spoken in southern Nigeria. Logophors are grammatical forms used in reference to the person in a sentence whose point of view is being ...
  • Assessing Preschool Children’s Knowledge of Compounds from a Logico- Semantic Perspective 

    Brown, Rachel; Chu, Chia-Ying; Hess, Gretchen; Minai, Utako (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2014-12-01)
    Research in First Language Acquisition investigates three broad questions: What do children know about language? When does this knowledge emerge? How is children’s knowledge of language different from adults’ knowledge of ...
  • Notes on the History and Morphosyntactic Characteristics of Spanish in Northern Belize 

    Balam, Osmer (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2014-12-01)
    The current descriptive analysis provides a sociohistorical overview of Northern Belizean Spanish (NBS), and it elaborates on salient morphosyntactic features of this understudied contact variety, as evidenced in the ...
  • Another Look at Atakapa 

    Kaufman, David Vincent (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2014-12-01)
    In this paper I re-examine one text, out of a total of nine, first analyzed by John Swanton appearing in the Gatschet and Swanton (1932) Atakapa dictionary. Specifically, I examine the first text to appear in this ...
  • Overview of Ibibio Adjectives 

    Martinez García, María Teresa (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2014-12-01)
    This paper discusses some relevant characteristics of adjectives and adjectival agreement in Ibibio, a Lower Cross Niger-Congo language spoken in Nigeria. The existence of a closed class of adjectives in African languages ...
  • Commodification of Kaqchikel: A Commodities Chain Approach to the Kaqchikel Language in the Foreign Language and Area Studies Program* 

    Duncan, Philip T. (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2014-12-01)
    Investigating how Kaqchikel is commodified through U.S. foreign language instruction programs reveals complex and often contradictory ideologies about language, including linguistic capital and exchange value. I argue that ...
  • Fi in Gulf Pidgin Arabic 

    Potsdam, Eric; Alanazi, Mohammad (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2014-12-01)
    Gulf Pidgin Arabic (GPA) is a simplified communication system established by the non-Arabic immigrants to Gulf countries in the Middle East. In the past decades, millions of people with no Arabic skills have come from ...
  • Enhancing an Open-Access Linguistics Journal Archive with Library of Congress-like Metadata: A Case Study of the Effectiveness for Improving Discovery 

    Husic, Geoff (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2014-12-01)
    The University of Kansas has hosted the Kansas Working Papers in Linguistic (KWPL) in its digital repository, KU ScholarWorks, since 2007, but complete subject metadata, based on Library of Congress Subject Headings, was ...