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Reassessing the Role of the Syllable in Italian Phonology An Experimental Study of Consonant Cluster Syllabification, Definite Article Allomorphy, and Segment Duration
Syntactic Issues in the English Imperative
On the Syntax of Negation
Laryngeal Cooccurrence Restrictions
By Roderic F. Casali
September 30, 2021
First published in 1998. Part of the Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics series, this work looks at the analysis of elision directionaility and the correlation between the active value of (ATR) in a language and the language's vowel inventory. The paper develops the idea of ATR Predictability....
By Kristie McCrary Kambourakis
October 19, 2016
This book evaluates the predictions of syllable-based analyses of Italian in three domains: native speaker intuition of consonant cluster syllabification, definite article allomorphy, and segment duration, and tests the claimed convergence of multiple phenomena on the same syllable structure....
By Eric Potsdam
May 01, 1998
First Published in 1998. This work is an unrevised version of my 1996 University of California, Santa Cruz Ph.D. dissertation. The only changes that have been made are corrections of typographical errors, minor rewording, updating of references, and the inclusion of an index. I would like to thank ...
By Itziar Laka
March 01, 1994
First Published in 1994. This is an investigation to explore certain syntactic phenomena induced by sentence negation in Basque and English. In this study of linguistics the author attempts to provide a unified account of them, based on a universal requirement on functional heads. The ...
By Elizabeth V. Hume
March 01, 1994
First Published in 1994. Part of the Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics set, this title is divided into three main goals. The first is to provide evidence for the natural class of sounds comprised of front vowels, front glides and coronal consonants. The second is to show that a revised ...
By Francisco Ordonez
April 15, 2000
This work studies various aspects of word order and clause structure in Spanish that have proved problematic for syntactic theory. These aspects are explored theoretically in light of the antisymmetry approach of Kayne (1994) and empirically by examining parallel structures in related languages. ...
By Samuel L. Bayer
January 27, 2017
First Published in 1997. The purpose of this doctoral study was to address the properties of thematic roles in the context of an event semantics. With specific interest in whether it was possible to show that thematic roles were indispensable objects in compositional semantics, and what a syntax/...
By Sergio Baauw
November 18, 2016
This book discusses to what extent errors young children make with their interpretation of definite articles and pronouns are due to their immature pragmatic skills, and to what extent incomplete syntactic development plays a role....
By Philip S. LeSourd
August 26, 2016
First published in 1993. The focus of this study is a set of related problems in the phonology of Passamaquoddy involving stress assignment and syncope. Both of these processes make a distinction between stressable and unstressable vowels....