Volume 17, Winter 1995
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- ItemOpen AccessCalgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 17, Winter 1995(University of Calgary, 1995-01) Bailey, Julie; Kitch, Sandra; Rowsell, Lorna VThe editors of this issue, Sandra Kitch, Julie Bailey and Lorna V. Rowsell, are pleased to present the seventeenth issue of the Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics published by the Department of Linguistics at the University of Calgary. The papers published here represent works in progress and as such should not be considered in any way final or definitive.
- ItemOpen AccessA longitudinal study of the acquisition of English stress(University of Calgary, 1995-01) Archibald, JohnThe study that I discuss today differs in two respects from my previous studies. One, it is a longitudinal study, and two, it involves different first languages. Ideally, it might have been better to change only one of the factors, but these are the subjects who were available to me for a longitudinal study. As a result, this paper has more to say about the influence of the first language type on second language acquisition than on patterns of development over time, because, as we shall see, the performance didn't change very much over time.
- ItemOpen AccessThematic roles: a semantic feature analysis(University of Calgary, 1995-01) Armstrong, SusanFrawley has proposed three argument roles which are grouped under the category of logical actors: the roles of agent, author and instrument. Based on his descriptions of the category of logical actors, and the roles themselves, I propose to make two points in this paper. First, I will show that based on syntactic evidence there exists a fourth role in this category, which I will name causer. Secondly, in my opinion there is not a clear theoretical discussion of the relationship between the roles in the category of logical actors. I will propose that, through use of a binary feature system, we can show more clearly the relationship the roles have to each other with respect to their semantic and syntactic function.
- ItemOpen AccessGreek-English code-switching(University of Calgary, 1995-01) Karras, JohnThe purpose of this paper is to investigate and discuss the social significance of codes witching with a concentration on Greek-English bilingual codeswitchers. Codeswitching is defined as the use of two or more linguistic varieties in the same conversation. Usually in a codeswitching environment there are no more than two types of language varieties. These consist of the dominant variety (used in the conversation), referred to in the literature as the matrix language and the other variety, which is called the embedded language.
- ItemOpen AccessChilcotin tone: an autosegmental analysis*(University of Calgary, 1995-01) Rhyasen, CorrieChilcotin is an Amerindian language belonging to the Athabaskan family. Athabaskan languages are characterized as prefixing languages with rich morphological agreement. They are also categorized as tone languages, although historically they were not. I propose that by using an autosegmental framework to analyze tone in Chilcotin the stem tone alternations will become predictable. Two basic autosegmental rules: spreading and tone deletion, can account for the stem tone alternations.