Recent Submissions

  • Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 32, Spring 2022 

    Nelson, BrettC; Abdalla, Summer; Boyede, Charles; Goddard, Quinn; Xu, Kang (University of Calgary, 2022-03)
    We, the editors, are pleased to present the thirty-second volume of the Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics (CWPL). CWPL is a publication affiliated with the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures ...
  • On the syntax of Mandarin sentence-final particles: a neo-performative analysis 

    Xu, Kang (University of Calgary, 2022-03)
    Mandarin sentence-final particles have been analyzed uniformly as sentence-final complementizers by a group of researchers (Paul & Pan, 2017; Pan, 2019). However, in the present paper, I draw evidence from co-occurring ...
  • An exploration of neuter determiner 'lo' and 'lo que' constructions in Spanish 

    Levinstein Rodriguez, Andrea (University of Calgary, 2022-03)
    This paper presents an exploratory overview of the syntactic properties of ‘lo’, a polysemic definite determiner that is standardly characterized as having a ‘neuter’ grammatical gender. I argue that ‘lo’ is better ...
  • Approaches to coda /s/ in Ecuadorian Spanish 

    Giudice Grillo, Andrés (University of Calgary, 2022-03)
    Ecuadorian Spanish displays significant regional variation affecting the realization of coda /s/. Within the highlands of Ecuador, the pronunciation of coda /s/ as [z] occupies different phonological environments depending ...
  • Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 31, Fall 2020 

    Nikolić, Dušan; Daniel, Adam D.; Nelson, Brett C.; Oguz, Metehan; Xu, Kang (Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary, 2020-11-19)
    The editors of this issue, Dušan Nikolić, Adam D. Daniel, Brett C. Nelson, Metehan Oguz, and Kang Xu, are pleased to present the thirty-first issue of the Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics published by the Department ...
  • Distribution of PRO in Serbian Subjunctives 

    Nikolić, Dušan (Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary, 2020-11-19)
    The paper investigates distribution of PRO in Serbian subjunctives by following the tenets of Landau’s (2000, 2004) theory of control. The goal of the paper is to present theoretically-based and empirical evidence for two ...
  • Acquisition of Tense and Lax Vowels by Persian Learners of English 

    Abdollahnejad, Elias (Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary, 2020-11-19)
    This study investigates the qualitative and quantitative features of English tense (/i: & u:/) and lax (/ɪ & ʊ/) vowels in the L2 production of advanced L1 Persian speakers. The first two formants (F1 & F2) are used to ...
  • N-Behavior in Quranic Reading 

    Alnuqaydan, Ahmed (Arts, University of Utah, 2020-11-19)
    Idgham is a Quranic-reading rule that governs how the coronal /n/ is pronounced when it is followed by a set of segments: /j, w, r, l, n and m/. According to Quranic scholars, when /n/ is followed by a glide /famən jaʔməl/ ...
  • Exploring L2 English Learners’ Articulatory Problems Using a Read-Aloud Task 

    Kang, Shuo (Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary, 2020-11-19)
    Although the irregular pause in oral production is a common problem in the speech of language learners, it is unclear what factors cause the pauses and to what extent learners’ native language affects the oral fluency of ...
  • Plurality as a Phi-Feature in Non-Inflectional Plurals 

    McDonald, Brittany (Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary, 2020-11-19)
    Some languages, such as Pirahã, express plurality through means other than plural inflectional morphology. Wiltschko (2008) calls these alternative plural marking strategies non-inflectional plurals and develops several ...

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