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  • On the Motivation and Structure of a Strengthening Process in Tswana 

    Schaefer, Ronald P. (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    A synchronic morphophonemic pattern of alternation constituting a single phonological process in Tswana, a Southeastern Bantu language, is examined.2 In order to account tentatively for this process, a discussion of its ...
  • Development of Turn Taking in a Young Child in Relationship to Pauses in the Mother's Speech 

    Finch, Amy (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    The development of turn taking skills was analyzed during interactions of one mother child pair. This analysis investigated the frequency and length of dyadic pauses in the mother's speech. It was hypothesized that these ...
  • The Role of Gesture in Communication Development 

    Romski, Mary Ann (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    This study investigated the role of gesture in communication development. Gestural categories, based on communicative function, were identified from longitudinal videotapes of one mother-child pair. The results of the study ...
  • Decrements in Children's Responses to Big and Tall: A Reconsideration of the Potential Cognitive and Semantic Causes 

    Gathercole, V. C. Mueller (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    The potential causes of decrements in children's understanding of big and tall (Maratsos, 1973, 1974) are reconsidered. Five hypotheses are examined in detail. Two of them, the strong cognitive hypothesis and the strong ...
  • Meandering Through the Name Maze 

    Hargadine, Mona (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    Does an individual's personal name affect his self-perception or the way that others perceive him? A survey of some literature and research studies examining the psychodynamics of names and naming practices provides several ...
  • Hindi-english, Code Switching and Language Choice in Urban, Uppermiddle-class Indian Families 

    Malhotra, Sunita (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    Most bilingual speakers tend to 'code switch' between the languages they speak. The present study deals with code-switching and language choice and the speech of Hindi-English bilinguals residing in North India and the ...
  • Tonogenesis and the Kickapoo Tonal System 

    Gathercole, Geoffrey (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    Voorhis 1967 describes the suprasegmentals of pitch in Kickapoo as a system of "limited and unlimited intonations". The present paper seeks to identify the sentence-level pitch patterns, which correspond to what has usually ...
  • Choctaw Suppletive Verbs and Derivational Morphology 

    Heath, Jeffrey (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    The Choctaw language possesses a large number of suppletive verb-stem alternations marking subject or object number and related categories. There are also many irregular derivational alternations which border on suppletion ...
  • Bibliography on Modalities 

    Hamel, Patricia J.; Schaefer, Ronald P. (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
  • The Turkish Future Marker 

    Yavas, Feryal (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    The Turkish future marker has uses which can adequately be analyzed under the modal system of the language. This lends support to the hypothesis that futurity is as much a modal notion as a temporal one.
  • A Cross-linguistic Look at Future Markers 

    Hamel, Patricia J. (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    In an effort to contribute to a determination as to whether English will is a future tense marker or a contingency marker, the uses of future markers as traditionally analyzed in Spanish, Alsatian, Turkish, Hebrew, Malay ...
  • Stackability of Modalities 

    Shaw, Ines Senna (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    This paper examines the stackability of the deontic modalities,permission, ability, obligation and necessity, in Portuguese, Malay, Korean and English. Principles are developed in the form of predictions about the possible ...
  • Modality in Modern Hebrew: A Preliminary Attempt To Account for Epistemic and Deontic Interpretations 

    Dromi, Esther (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    Several aspects of the modality system in Modern Hebrew are examined. In general, Hebrew modal expressions are found to be unambiguous as to epistemic and deontic interpretations. The behavior of modal expressions with ...
  • The subjunctive in Spanish 

    Solano, J. Miguel (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    The various analyses for the subjunctive in Spanish that have been proposed can be classified into two major categories: syntactic and semantic. Syntactic analyses consist mainly of classifications of instances in which ...
  • A Note on Can and May 

    Oh, Choon-Kyu; Seibel, Charles (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    This paper is an attempt to characterize the meaning difference between can and may as epistemic modals. Based on some interesting differences of these modals in their syntactic behavior, negation and past formation, the ...
  • What Could Dekiru Possibly Mean? 

    Wight, W. L. (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    DEKIRU is a Japanese verb with root and modal interpretations. The modal interpretations are dependent on the absence or presence of an agent and volition, with respect to an action, in a complement sentence predicated by DEKIRU.
  • Modality in Alsatian 

    Hessini, Marguerite (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    This descriptive study focuses on the special verbal category of Alsatian modal auxiliaries with distinct syntactic characteristics. They include:[kena] (can), [mesda] (would like to), [vela] (want to), [darfa] (be allowed ...
  • Subjective Modality 

    Seibel, Charles (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    Modal expressions place propositions somewhere on a scale of likelihood. If the basis for placement is the current knowledge of the speaker, we can speak of subjective modality. In English, may and must are subjective ...
  • Modality in Malay 

    Idris, Abdul Aziz (University of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association, 1980-01-01)
    This study of the modal expressions in Malay will be focused on the major syntactic characteristics of modality in relation to various speech acts, negation and tense/aspect. In attempting to characterize the semantic ...

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