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  • The value of Irish schwa: An acoustic analysis of epenthetic vowels 

    McCullough, Kerry (University of Kansas Linguistics Department, 2017)
    This study was conducted in an effort to learn more about the phonology of the Irish language. The research is intended to be a phonetic analysis of one of the phonological processes characteristic to Celtic languages. The ...
  • Application of the comparative method to vocoid sequences in Nivkh 

    Halm, Robert (University of Kansas Linguistics Department, 2017)
    The Nivkh language family of Sakhalin Island and the adjacent mainland in Northeast Asia is gener- ally considered to be without known external relatives. Since its internal diversity is relatively shallow – leading some ...
  • Japanese pseudoclefts 

    Harada, Masashi (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2016)
    This paper investigates the so-called ‘pseudocleft’ constructions in Japanese.
  • Pieces of the periphery: A glance into the cartography of Ibibio’s CP domain 

    Doherty, John-Patrick (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2016)
    Developments in cartographic observations of clause structure in Generative syntax predict strong formal linguistic universals among the ordering of phrases at the clausal edge. This ordering is assumed to result from a ...
  • Comprehension of mimetics by adult native speakers of Japanese 

    Connelly, Patrick; Minai, Utako; Gabriele, Alison (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2016)
    Linguistics traditionally regards the relationship between a word’s sound and its meaning as arbitrary; words which systematically relate sound and meaning – ‘sound-symbolic’ or ‘mimetic’ words – have been regarded as ...
  • Plural strategies and devices in Igbo 

    Nweya, Gerald Okey (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2016)
    This study examines strategies and devices adopted in Igbo to mark plurality on lexical items at both word and phrasal level. The study provides additional evidence, adequate description and explanation as well as a ...