Recent Submissions

  • Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 19, Winter 1997 

    Pasquini, Ana; Rowsell, Lorna V; Smith, Laura Catharine (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1997-01)
    The editors of this issue, Ana Pasquini, Loma Rowsell and Laura Catharine Smith, are pleased to present the nineteenth issue of the Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics published by the Department of Linguistics at the ...
  • Double-object perception verbs and cross-clausal anaphoricity 

    Alexandrova, Gaila (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1997-01)
    In this paper perception verbs (PVs) in Bulgarian, Greek and Spanish are argued to allow for double-object subcategorization frames consisting of a phrasal object and a finite clausal complement. In all three languages ...
  • Second language syllable structure: phonological government and typological universals 

    Archibald, John; Vanderweide, Teresa (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1997-01)
    Second language learners commonly modify the syllable structure of their L2 words to match the syllable patterns found in their L1 words. Broselow and Finer (1991) propose a phonetically based minimal sonority distance ...
  • Null object constructions in standard Spanish revisited* 

    Jevenois, Marta (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1997-01)
    Most of the literature of null objects has accounted for the categorial status of these empty constituents by resorting to categories such as PRO, pro, NP-trace or wh-trace, and most recently, null epithet (Lasnik & Stowell, ...
  • The role of L1 feature geometry in the acquisition of L2 segmental phonology: acquiring /θ/ and /ð/ in English 

    Smith, Laura Catharine (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1997-01)
    Why do second language learners fail to acquire certain L2 phonemic contrasts even long after they have "mastered" the L2 syntax? In this paper, I seek to provide an answer to this question. Research by Brown (1993) indicates ...
  • On the differential substitution of English [θ] A phonetic approach 

    Teasdale, Allison (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1997-01)
    A phonetic approach to the differential substitution of English [θ] successfully predicts that speakers of languages with a dental [s̪], or a slit-type [s], will substitute it for the English fricative, while speakers of ...
  • A declarative approach to onset maximisation 

    Thériault, Alain (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1997-01)
    A consonantal cluster is sometimes structurally ambiguous according to the phonotactic grammar of French. Actually, a maximum of consonants must be associated to the onset of the right-hand syllable. 'Marbre' is syllabified ...
  • A reanalysis of Munster Irish stress 

    Thrift, Erica (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1997-01)
    Munster Irish exhibits stress patterns unlike other Modem Irish dialects. Rather than landing word-initially, primary stress occurs anywhere within the first three syllables of a word (Stress Window). Munster Irish is a ...