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  • Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 18, Winter 1996 

    Bailey, Julie A; Pasquini, Ana; Rowsell, Lorna V; Smith, Laura Catharine (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1996-01)
    The editors of this issue, Julie Bailey, Ana Pasquini, Laura Smith and Lorna Rowsell, are pleased to present the eighteenth issue of the Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics published by the Department of Linguistics at ...
  • The acquisition of Yucatecan Maya prosody 

    Archibald, John (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1996-01)
    In this paper I'm going to talk about some data that I gathered and analyzed while I was in Mexico. I had the opportunity to get involved with a research project at the Autonomous University of the Yucatan, headed by Dra. ...
  • The 'whats' and 'whys' of the glottalic theory 

    Bailey, Julie A (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1996-01)
    The focus of the present paper is the relatively new hotbed of controversy within lndo-European studies known as the 'Glottalic Theory'. This theory proposes a completely revised look for the Proto-Indo-European obstruent ...
  • Shifting objects and procrastinating subjects* 

    Carnie, Andrew; Bobaljik, Jonathan (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1996-01)
    We claim that the Minimalist framework of Chomsky (1993) predicts VSO to be the unmarked word order in a language which has both verb raising and Object Shift (in the sense of Holmberg (1986)). This paper has two sections: ...
  • Chuvash gemination revisited 

    Dobrovolsky, Michael (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1996-01)
    This paper is concerned with the patterning and formal description of edge-geminate segments in Chuvash, a Turkic language spoken in the former Chuvash ASSR some 500 miles East of Moscow. I will try to draw together data ...
  • Sociolinguistic analysis of 'Serbo-Croatian' 

    McLennan, Sean (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1996-01)
    The common objective analysis is that there is one language, 'Serbo-Croatian', of which there are three main dialects: Stokavian, Kajkavian, and Cakavian (the names are based on the word for 'what' in each dialect). There ...
  • Vennemann's bifurcation theory of the Germanic and German consonant shifts 

    Smith, Laura Catharine (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1996-01)
    Vennemann presents a plausible alternative to Grimm's succession of Germanic and High German sound shifts. As part of his argumentation, Vennemann gives a systematic revision of the Proto-Germanic obstruent inventory which ...
  • One aspect of Cree syntax 

    Watai, Fumi (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1996-01)
    In this paper I will adopt the adjunct NP framework. developed by Jelinek (1984) and Baker (1991) wherein most NPs are generated in adjunct positions and coindexed with pronominal arguments. This theoretical framework. ...