Recent Submissions

  • Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 5, Spring 1979 

    O'Grady, William D. (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1979-05)
    This issue is the fifth in the series of working papers published by LOGOS, the Student Linguistics Society at the University of Calgary. The series provides a vehicle for faculty members and students to publish current ...
  • Loss and restoration of word final vowels in Spanish 

    Anderson, James M (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1979-05)
    The process of apocope in Medieval Spanish offers a glimpse into the interaction of structural and sociological constraints on linguistic behavior. Of the word final unstressed vowels /e/, /o/ and /a/, the twelfth and ...
  • Classifiers and subject prefix alternation in Athapaskan 

    Henry, Dave (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1979-05)
    The basic sentence structure in Athapaskan is subject-object-verb, as illustrated in Hare. The verb is inflected for aspect and subject agreement. If the object of a transitive verb is not stated as an independent NP and ...
  • Particle -sya in Russian: mystery, or defunct grammatical relation?* 

    Hitch, Douglas A (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1979-05)
    In this paper, through the framework of Relational Grammar (RG), I indicate how the appearance of the Russian particle -sya is syntactically predictable in a much broader range of instances than has been generally thought. ...
  • That's something that I wouldn't want to have to account for, is a sentence like this one* 

    Jehn, Richard Douglas (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1979-05)
    The grammar of focus phenomena in English has come under intensive investigation in recent years and this research has provided much in the way of explanation for structures which had previously been little understood, ...
  • Towards a reanalysis of Oceanic possessives 

    MacDonald, Lorna A (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1979-05)
    The Oceanic languages, which constitute a major subgroup of the Austronesian language family, consist of over 400 languages spoken in Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia. Although the exact subgrouping of Oceanic is ...
  • Causes of rapid phonological change: the case of Atsina and its relatives 

    Pentland, David H (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1979-05)
    The cause of change has always been one of the great unanswered questions of linguistics. It is easy enough to describe the effects of a particular change, but the theories that have been advanced to account for the change's ...
  • Explicit and implicit communicative strategies in children's narratives* 

    Southerland, Ronald H (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1979-05)
    The present study represents an interim report on ongoing research into the nature of the social differentiation of English in Calgary. The data discussed here were gathered in interviews in Victoria School, an elementary ...