Volume 13, Fall 1987

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    Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 13, Fall 1987
    (University of Calgary, 1987-09) Ayotte, Heather; Hildebrand, Joyce L
    This is the thirteenth in the series of working papers published by LOGOS, the student Linguistics Society at the University of Calgary. These papers represent current work in progress of students and faculty members and as such should not be considered in any way final or definitive. Appearance of papers in this volume does not preclude their publication in another form elsewhere.
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    Conditional variability
    (University of Calgary, 1987-09) Downes, Stephen
    In this paper it will be shown that when a conditional statement is understood or known to be true, a number of implicitly specified variables are given more or less concrete values. Each of the variables will be defined and examples will be employed to demonstrate their use in conditional evaluation. From time to time this analysis in terms of variables will be contrasted with a 'possible worlds' analysis of conditionals. The purpose of this paper is not to argue against the possible worlds analysis but rather to provide an alternative to that analysis.
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    Seville pronunciation: the phonetics and phonology of 'aspirated S'
    (University of Calgary, 1987-09) Izzo, Herbert J
    It is generally assumed that the phonology of Andalusian (and therefore of Sevillian) Spanish is readily derivable from that of standard Castllian by the application of a few simple rules. My investigations in the Province of Seville. carried out in 1981 and 1983. have shown not only that the above rules are oversimplifications, but also that there are additional differences that cannot be accounted for by strictly phonological rules.
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    Nuclear phonology and aspiration and flapping in English*
    (University of Calgary, 1987-09) Murray, Robert W
    Linguists have long been preoccupied with the idea of proposing universal principles of syllable structure that would, in particular, predict the position of the nucleus and the syllable boundaries in a given sequence of segments. Various approaches to this problem have been proposed including those based on the relative phonological strength of the segments (cf. Hooper 1976) and the distributional approach which attempts to relate word internal syllable boundaries with word initial and word final boundaries (cf. Kuryłowicz 1960).
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    1-ascension vs. causative clause union in Modern Hebrew
    (University of Calgary, 1987-09) Sveinson, Leone
    An assumption has been made that there are two types of causative clause union in Modern Hebrew (Cole 1976). Subsequent to reviewing Cole's work an interesting imbroglio transpired When it came to light that perhaps his premise is wrong. Perhaps the structures that he labels as having undergone clause union do not involve union at all. In this paper we shall examine the possibility that this observation may be true. The framework to be employed will be that of Relational Grammar (Perlmutter and Postal 1974, 1983).