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  • On the Relationship Between Mixe-zoquean and Uto-aztecan 

    Wichmann, Soren (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1999-01-01)
    The paper seeks to establish evidence for the relationship between UtoAztecan and Mixe-Zoquean, a relationship which was proposed by Whorf (1935), but never before substantiated by actual comparisons. In order to reduce ...
  • Glottalization in Nuu-chah-nulth in Optimality Theory 

    Kim, Eun-Sook (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1999-01-01)
    Nootka and Ditidaht (Nuu-chap-nulth), which belong to the Southern Wakashan branch of the Wakashan language family, exhibit complex properties with respect to glottalization. Although they have the same phoneme inventory, ...
  • Ojitlan Chinantec Phonology and Morphology 

    Macaulay, Monica (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1999-01-01)
    This paper provides a preliminary sketch of Ojitlan Chinantec phonology and parts of its verbal morphology. Most Chinantec monomorphemic words are monosyllabic, and inflected words are often monosyllabic as well. There are ...
  • Paragraph-level Switch-reference Markers in Chickasaw Conversation 

    Walker, Cynthia (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1999-01-01)
    Two types of switch-reference markers occur in Chickasaw. The first is a set of suffixes that indicate whether the verb in one clause has the same subject as the verb in a connected reference clause. The second is a set ...
  • Cherokee Clitics: The Word Boundary Problem 

    Haag, Marcia (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1999-01-01)
    The problem of identifying Cherokee clitics is complicated by the fact that the prosodic word, marked by the presence of a tonal boundary, may not match the morphological word. Clitics may or may not respect the the word ...
  • Switch-reference and the Indentification of Small Pro in Hidatsa 

    Boyle, John P. (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1999-01-01)
    The purpose of this paper is to explore the Hidatsa switch-reference (SR) system and determine the relationship it has with the null category pro. I focus on two morphemes -nk (SS) and -nuk (DS) whose roles have been ...
  • The Lakhota Definite Articles and Topic Marking 

    Curl, Traci S. (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1999-01-01)
    This paper presents evidence that the definite articles k?u and ki in Lakhota are more adequately described as topic discontinuity and default markers, respectively. Using Givon's referential distance measure (1983), I ...
  • A Note on the Chain Uniformity Condition in the Minimalist Program 

    Khym, Hangyoo (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1999-01-01)
    This paper begins with pointing the theoretical weaknesses of the CUC which is based on the uniformity condition (Chomsky (1992) and Chomsky & Lasnik (1993)). To solve the problems, I introduced the refined CUC and Barriers ...
  • An Optimality Theoretic Analysis of Paamese Stress 

    Lee, Minkyung (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1999-01-01)
  • Dative and Double Object Structures in Standard Arabic (SA) and English: A Minimalist Approach 

    Al-Tamari, Emad (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1999-01-01)
    Dealing with dative and double object structures is one of the problems that has faced government and Binding theory (GI3). Although a few solutions have been proposed, a fully- fledged scenario of the analysis of the ...
  • Noninformative Inflectional Operations in Tamil 

    Saravanan, Bhavani (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1999-01-01)
  • Sound Symbolism and Its Syntactic Function in Japanese Post-positional Particles 

    White, Sean A. (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1999-01-01)
    Native speakers of Japanese tend to verbally describe, specify, and qualify human action and natural phenomena by means of words comprised of seemingly abstract sounds, which suggests that there exists in Japanese symbolic ...

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