Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Right-Edge Phonological Phenomena in Kaqchikel 

    Nelson, Brett C. (Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary, 2020-11-19)
    This paper examines a slew of phonological phenomena that occur at the right edge of the prosodic word in Kaqchikel (cak), a Mayan language of Guatemala spoken by about 400,000 people (Heaton & Xoyón, 2016). Based on ...
  • Case Assignment on Bare Direct Objects in Turkish 

    Oguz, Metehan (Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary, 2020-11-19)
    Bare direct objects (BDOs) in Turkish have attracted the interest of many researchers (Aydemir, 2004; Enç, 1991; Kamali, 2015; Kornfilt, 1994, 2003; Öztürk, 2005, 2009; Travis, 2010; among others). Studies so far mostly ...
  • The Lives of Coordinate Structures: Evidence from Distribution and Cases of Three (Or More) Conjuncts 

    Sheppard, Brooklyn (Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary, 2020-11-19)
    Coordination has long been ignored in much of the previous syntactic literature. The goal of this article is to begin the task of explaining a variety of phenomena involving coordinate structures, such as their distribution ...
  • Expletive Pronoun Deletion Elicitation 

    Weir, Jesse (Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary, 2020-11-19)
    Under the current minimalist program, most spoken English sentences are required to have an overt subject by virtue of the strong EPP feature at T. In informal spoken English however, it is possible to omit an expletive ...