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    • Detecting integration of top-down information using the mismatch negativity: Preliminary evidence from phoneme restoration 

      Redmon, Charles; Zeng, Yuyu; Kidwai, Yuhi; Yang, Xiao; Wilson, Delaney; Fiorentino, Robert (University of Kansas, Department of Linguistics, 2020-06-03)
      The current study utilizes mismatch negativity in the phenomenon of phoneme restoration to investigate the critical debate regarding the integration of top down (lexical) and bottom up (acoustic) processing in spoken word ...
    • What is Definite and what is not in South Eastern Wastek 

      Bates, Jonah (University of Kansas, Department of Linguistics, 2019-11-06)
      This paper is a critical look at the glossing of the morpheme an as a definite article in a recently published corpus of the South Eastern dialect of Wastek Mayan, where it sometimes appears in contexts without corresponding ...
    • Experimenting with pro-drop in Telugu and Indian English 

      Suman, Kothakonda (University of Kansas, Department of Linguistics, 2019-09-18)
      This paper investigates pronominal subjects dropping in Telugu and Indian English and the severity of first language impact on learning and usage of a second language. Numerous languages from various language families are ...
    • KWPL Stylesheet, 2019 

      KWPL Editors (2019)
    • Initial clusters in pre-Proto-Nivkh: Internal reconstruction from Proto-Nivkh 

      Halm, Robert (University if Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2019-08-14)
      Building on recent work towards the reconstruction of Proto- and pre-Proto-Nivkh (Fortescue, 2016; Janhunen, 2016; Halm, 2017; Halm & Slater, 2018), we use internal reconstruction to investigate two developments (probably ...
    • The clitic status of person markers in Sorani Kurdish 

      Gharib, Hiba; Pye, Clifton (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2018)
      The ambiguous nature of clitics challenges simple distinctions between morphology and syntax. Clitic properties also feature in theoretical accounts of ergativity. In this paper we analyze the nature of the person markers ...
    • The structure of negation in Úwù 

      Adeoye, Jelil A. (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2018)
      This study examines the structure of negation in Úwù; one of the endangered languages of Nigeria. Úwù is spoken in the Àyèré community in the Ìjùmú Local Government in Kogi State. The present study identifies the ...
    • Application of the comparative method to Nivkh: Other regular sound correspondences 

      Halm, Robert; Slater, Jay (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2018)
      The Nivkh language family of Sakhalin Island and the adjacent mainland in Northeast Asia is generally considered to be without known external relatives, and since its internal diversity is relatively shallow— leading ...
    • An eye-tracking study examining the role of question-answer congruency in children’s comprehension of only: A preliminary report 

      Covey, Lauren; Coughlin, Caitlin E.; Minai, Utako (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2018)
      ‘Crain’s puzzle’ is a term that has been used to describe children’s difficulty comprehending the focus operator only when it is in subject position (subject-only), showing a tendency to interpret only as if it preceded ...
    • Nasalization in Northern Pame 

      Berthiaume, Scott (University of Kansas, Department of Linguistics, 2000)
      Northern Pame nasal stops manifest a [-nasal] secondary feature (i.e. prestopping and poststopping) in the environment of an oral vowel. Specifically, nasal stops following an oral vowel have two phases, an oral closure ...
    • WU-Type Construction in Karaja 

      Maia, Marcus (University of Kansas, Department of Linguistics, 2000)
      This paper studies the left periphery of the clause in Karaja, a Macro-Je stock language spoken by about 3,000 people on and around the Bananal Island in Central Brazil. We analyze interrogative constructions of the Wh and ...
    • Mixed Origins of Santiagueño Quechua Syntax 

      Lorenzino, Gerardo Augusto (University of Kansas, Department of Linguistics, 2000)
      Long-term contact of Santiagueño Quechua speakers with the majority Spanish-speaking population has modified their linguistic repertoire. Language mixing on all linguistic levels, variable loss of competence in Quechua and ...
    • Pronominal vs. anaphoric pro in Kannada 

      Sudharsan, Anuradha (University of Kansas, Department of Linguistics, 2017)
      Kannada licenses a pronominal pro and an anaphor pro in root and subordinate clauses. In the subordinate clauses, pro’s person feature largely determines its pronominal/anaphoric status. Accordingly, there are four types ...
    • 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 generally 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 ...
    • Pronominal System and Reference in Pulaar 

      Ba, Ibrahima (University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 2015-12-20)
      This paper examines pronominal reference and the long-distance anaphor in Pulaar, a West African language spoken from Senegal to Niger and Cameroon. I am focusing on Toore, a dialect of Pulaar spoken in southern Senegal. ...