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  • From zijt to bent '(you) are' in Early Modern Dutch: a view "from below" approach 

    Terpstra, Christina I. (Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary, 2018-11-05)
    Dutch exhibits suppletion in the verb ZIJN 'be' with b-roots and s-roots merged into a single paradigm (Donaldson, 1983, p. 182). By the end of the Middle Dutch period (late 16th century), second person singular s-root ...
  • The relationship between synchronic and diachronic linguistic processes: a discussion of language acquisition and language contact 

    Hracs, Lindsay (Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures, University of Calgary, 2018-11-05)
    The present study investigates the relationship between synchronic processes in Second Language Acquisition and diachronic processes in Language Contact. The focus is on examining laryngeal contrasts in the L2 acquisition ...
  • Conversational code-switching among intermediate learners of French at Alliance Française de Kampala, Uganda 

    Haggerty, Harriet K. (Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures, University of Calgary, 2018-11-05)
    Using a framework based on conversation analysis (Auer 1984, 1995), this paper presents an analysis of second / foreign language (L2) learner code-switching between English (L1) and French (L2) in an intermediate foreign ...
  • Grammaticality in Japanese clipping 

    Daniel, Adam D. (Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures, University of Calgary, 2018-11-05)
    This paper analyzes the role of morphology in the clipping process of the Japanese language. Contrary to views that clipping is either not morphological or should not be accounted for in the grammar (cf. e.g. Scalise, 1984, ...
  • Competing grammars in language acquisition: the case of resumption in Persion relative clauses 

    Abdollahnejad, Elias (Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures, University of Calgary, 2018-11-05)
    Roeper (1999), Yang (2002), and Amaral and Roeper (2014) propose that all learners develop competing, even incompatible analyses of input as they work towards the target grammar. Using the term universal bilingualism, ...
  • Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 30, Fall 2018 

    Abdollahnejad, E.; Abu Amsha, D.; Burkinshaw, K.; Daniel, A. D.; Nelson, B. C. (Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures, University of Calgary, 2018-11-05)
    The editors of this issue, Elias Abdollahnejad, Dua'a Abu Amsha, Kelly Burkinshaw, Adam D. Daniel, and Brett C. Nelson, are pleased to present the thirtieth issue of the Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics published by ...
  • Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 29, Fall 2016 

    Lee, JeongEun; Burkinshaw, Kelly; Chow, Una Y.; Windsor, Joseph W. (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, Languages and Culture, University of Calgary, 2016)
  • Mismatches between European Portuguese lexical and phonological words 

    Burkinshaw, Kelly D. (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, Languages and Culture, University of Calgary, 2016)
    This paper analyzes sandhi phenomena in European Portuguese in which coda consonants in word-final position are resyllabified to become onsets in two ways: by epenthesis when they occur at utterance boundaries (excluding ...
  • L2 transfer of stress, tones, and intonation from Mandarin: A case study 

    Chow, Una Y. (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 2016)
    This study examined the prosodic patterns of Mandarin, Cantonese, and English in order to address the question: Will a native speaker of Mandarin acquire Cantonese intonation more easily than English intonation? According ...
  • Subject contact relatives: A cross-dialectal approach 

    Williamson, Sara (University of Calgary, Arts, University of Calgary, 2016)
    This paper advances a Minimalist structural account of subject contact relatives, such as I met a man _ can speak five languages, which are common to Belfast English and Ulster Scots but unacceptable in Standard British ...

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