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  • Application of the Comparative Method to Morpheme-Final Nasals in Nivkh 

    Halm, Robert; Slater, Jay (University of Kansas, Department of Linguistics, 2020-12-01)
    Following up on recent work, we consider morpheme-final nasals in the Nivkh language family of northeast Asia using the Standard Comparative Method, and attempt to reconstruct the inventory and morphophonemic behavior of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...