We, the editors, are pleased to present the thirty-second volume of the Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics (CWPL). CWPL is a publication affiliated with the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (SLLLC) at the University of Calgary, focusing on recent and ongoing work in linguistics and related disciplines by researchers affiliated with the University of Calgary. This and all previous volumes of CWPL since Volume 1 (originally published in print in 1975) are digitally stored in PRISM: The University of Calgary Digital Repository and can be accessed at: http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/51236. Before further discussing the papers in this volume, we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge that the University of Calgary and city of Calgary, called Mohkinstsis in Blackfoot, exists within the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The city of Calgary is also home to members of Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. Each paper submitted to Volume 32 has been reviewed and edited by two editors, all graduate students of linguistics at the University of Calgary. It should be noted that the papers published in CWPL represent works in progress and should not be considered as final or definitive papers. Therefore, publication in CWPL does not preclude submission of further revisions of the same papers to another journal or publication. Volume 32 contains three papers from both undergraduate and graduate students at the SLLLC. These papers explore topics in phonology, dialectology, nominal syntax, and particle syntax. The languages featured in this volume include Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. Finally, we thank and express our most sincere gratitude to all contributors, editors, and advisors and supervisors of those contributors and editors for their time, effort, and patience in their participation in the editing and publishing process of this volume. This continuation of CWPL’s longstanding tradition at the University of Calgary would be impossible without you and your work.

Recent Submissions

  • Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 32, Spring 2022 

    Nelson, BrettC; Abdalla, Summer; Boyede, Charles; Goddard, Quinn; Xu, Kang (University of Calgary, 2022-03)
    We, the editors, are pleased to present the thirty-second volume of the Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics (CWPL). CWPL is a publication affiliated with the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures ...
  • On the syntax of Mandarin sentence-final particles: a neo-performative analysis 

    Xu, Kang (University of Calgary, 2022-03)
    Mandarin sentence-final particles have been analyzed uniformly as sentence-final complementizers by a group of researchers (Paul & Pan, 2017; Pan, 2019). However, in the present paper, I draw evidence from co-occurring ...
  • An exploration of neuter determiner 'lo' and 'lo que' constructions in Spanish 

    Levinstein Rodriguez, Andrea (University of Calgary, 2022-03)
    This paper presents an exploratory overview of the syntactic properties of ‘lo’, a polysemic definite determiner that is standardly characterized as having a ‘neuter’ grammatical gender. I argue that ‘lo’ is better ...
  • Approaches to coda /s/ in Ecuadorian Spanish 

    Giudice Grillo, Andrés (University of Calgary, 2022-03)
    Ecuadorian Spanish displays significant regional variation affecting the realization of coda /s/. Within the highlands of Ecuador, the pronunciation of coda /s/ as [z] occupies different phonological environments depending ...