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Time, Perspectives, Verbs, And Imagining Events, Jeffrey P. Hong 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

Time, Perspectives, Verbs, And Imagining Events, Jeffrey P. Hong

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

During the processing of verbs, readers form internal representations of the events described by those verbs. Two key elements in the construction of event representations are temporal information, given by the verbs that describe the represented events, and the visual perspective from which the events are represented. The current study is composed of two experiments aimed at examining the roles these two factors play in event representation. Specifically, the study aimed to determine how temporal information and visual perspective are represented during event imagination.

Experiment 1 investigated the role of temporal information associated with verbs, given by grammatical aspect (GA ...


Syntactic Analysis Of Arabic Adverb’S Between Arabic And English: X Bar Theory, Mohammed H. M. Al Aqad 2013 Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya

Syntactic Analysis Of Arabic Adverb’S Between Arabic And English: X Bar Theory, Mohammed H. M. Al Aqad

Mohammed H. M. Al Aqad

This study was undertaken to highlight some linguistic devices of structural and syntactic analysis of

multi-position Arabic adverbs, the study offered a syntactic baseline between Arabic and English, the researcher selected six

sentences of Arabic and English adverbs, 3 in Arabic and 3 in English, in order to serve the task of analysis and scrutinize

some indiscernible adverbs loci of Arabic comparing with one key position in English. The main purpose of this study was to

investigate whether the locus of adverbial sentence in Arabic is matchable to locus of English sentence or otherwise. The

subject of this study was ...


To The Jew First: A Socio-Historical And Biblical-Theological Analysis Of The Pauline Teaching Of `Election' In Light Of Second Temple Jewish Patterns Of Thought, Anthony Thornhill 2013 Liberty University

To The Jew First: A Socio-Historical And Biblical-Theological Analysis Of The Pauline Teaching Of `Election' In Light Of Second Temple Jewish Patterns Of Thought, Anthony Thornhill

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Paul's "doctrine" of election has remained a controversial and enigmatic topic for centuries. Few studies, however, have approached Paul's doctrine through the context of Second Temple Judaism. This study examines Paul's view of election through the lens of Second Temple Jewish texts written prior to 70 CE. In doing so, it is argued that the best framework through which to view Paul's discussion of election is through a primarily corporate model of election. While such a model is rooted in Judaism, Paul departs from his Jewish contemporaries in arguing that the locus of election is in ...


Spanish And Polish Heritage Speakers In Canada: The Overt Pronoun Constraint, Ewelina Barski 2013 The College at Brockport

Spanish And Polish Heritage Speakers In Canada: The Overt Pronoun Constraint, Ewelina Barski

Ewelina Barski, PhD

No abstract provided.


Preposition Stranding In Heritage Speakers Of Brazilian Portuguese, Simone H. de Lemos 2013 Florida International University

Preposition Stranding In Heritage Speakers Of Brazilian Portuguese, Simone H. De Lemos

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Influential bodies of work in language acquisition studies single out heritage bilingualism as a discrete acquisition process within the bilingualism continuum. In regards to the acquisition of WH-/QU- interrogatives containing prepositional phrases (PP), the present study examined whether heritage speakers (HS) of Brazilian Portuguese (BP) produce preposition stranding (P-stranding) constructions in their heritage language, in contrast to monolingual and adult speakers of BP, where prepositions are pied-piped to form the interrogative. Participants were HS of BP born in the USA and in Brazil, monolinguals, and late bilingual adults. The experiment consisted of an elicited production task and a grammaticality ...


Interactions Between Lexical And Syntactic Knowledge During Incremental Processing Of The Causative Construction In English, G. Taylor Brooks 2013 Georgia State University

Interactions Between Lexical And Syntactic Knowledge During Incremental Processing Of The Causative Construction In English, G. Taylor Brooks

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


The Copala Triqui Auxiliary Construction For Emotional And Psychological Predicates, George Aaron Broadwell 2013 University at Albany, State University of New York

The Copala Triqui Auxiliary Construction For Emotional And Psychological Predicates, George Aaron Broadwell

Anthropology Faculty Scholarship

Copala Triqui has a construction in which predicates of emotion and psychological state appear with one of two special auxiliary verbs, derived historically from verbs meaning 'see' and 'look'. This paper details the constraints on the syntax of the emotion auxiliary construction and contrasts it with the ordinary verbal syntax of the language. (Ethnologue code TRC)


Grammatical Typology And Frequency Analysis: Number Availability And Number Use, Dunstan Brown, Greville G. Corbett, Sebastian Fedden, Andrew R. Hippisley, Paul Marriott 2013 University of York, UK

Grammatical Typology And Frequency Analysis: Number Availability And Number Use, Dunstan Brown, Greville G. Corbett, Sebastian Fedden, Andrew R. Hippisley, Paul Marriott

Linguistics Faculty Publications

The Smith-Stark hierarchy, a version of the Animacy Hierarchy, offers a typology of the cross-linguistic availability of number. The hierarchy predicts that the availability of number is not arbitrary. For any language, if the expression of plural is available to a noun, it is available to any noun of a semantic category further to the left of the hierarchy. In this article we move one step further by showing that the structure of the hierarchy can be observed in a statistical model of number use in Russian. We also investigate three co-variates: plural preference, pluralia tantum and irregularity effects; these ...


Contemporary English In The Usa, Melissa Axelrod, Joanne Scheibman 2013 Old Dominion University

Contemporary English In The Usa, Melissa Axelrod, Joanne Scheibman

English Faculty Publications

Indigenous and immigrant speakers from a variety of linguistic and sociocultural backgrounds have in different ways contributed to the development of present day American English, as have the geographical and social dimensions of the country. This paper provides a survey of contemporary usage of American English by describing and illustrating linguistic features documented for social and regional groups in the United States. The focus on variation in pronunciation, grammar, and meaning in American English highlights the diversity of dialects and styles in the U.S. as well as the centrality of sociocultural identities to language use. We group examples of ...


To The Jew First: A Socio-Historical And Biblical-Theological Analysis Of The Pauline Teaching Of `Election' In Light Of Second Temple Jewish Patterns Of Thought, Anthony Thornhill 2012 Liberty University

To The Jew First: A Socio-Historical And Biblical-Theological Analysis Of The Pauline Teaching Of `Election' In Light Of Second Temple Jewish Patterns Of Thought, Anthony Thornhill

A. Chadwick Thornhill

Paul's "doctrine" of election has remained a controversial and enigmatic topic for centuries. Few studies, however, have approached Paul's doctrine through the context of Second Temple Judaism. This study examines Paul's view of election through the lens of Second Temple Jewish texts written prior to 70 CE. In doing so, it is argued that the best framework through which to view Paul's discussion of election is through a primarily corporate model of election. While such a model is rooted in Judaism, Paul departs from his Jewish contemporaries in arguing that the locus of election is in ...


La Restricción Del Pronombre Explícito En Los Hablantes De Herencia Hispano, Ewelina Barski 2012 Western University

La Restricción Del Pronombre Explícito En Los Hablantes De Herencia Hispano, Ewelina Barski

Ewelina Barski, PhD

A talk given on my dissertation topic, discussing Spanish heritage speakers in Canada and their interpretation of the Overt Pronoun Constraint. The talk was presented at a 4th year Spanish linguistics class - Spanish in Contact (SP4412F) - at Western University. The presentation was done in Spanish.


Morphological Alternations At The Intonational Phrase Edge, Robert Henderson 2012 Wayne State University

Morphological Alternations At The Intonational Phrase Edge, Robert Henderson

English Faculty Research Publications

This article develops an analysis of a pair of morphological alternations in K'ichee' (Mayan) that are conditioned at the right edge of intonational phrase boundaries. I propose a syntax-prosody mapping algorithm that derives intonational phrase boundaries from the surface syntax, and then argue that each alternation can be understood in terms of output optimization. The important fact is that a prominence peak is always rightmost in the intonational phrase, and so the morphological alternations occur in order to ensure an optimal host for this prominence peak. Finally, I consider the wider implications of the analysis for the architecture of ...


An Application Of Discourse Analysis Methodology In The Exegesis Of John 17, Thomas W. Hudgins 2012 Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC

An Application Of Discourse Analysis Methodology In The Exegesis Of John 17, Thomas W. Hudgins

Eleutheria

This study applies discourse analysis methodology to the study of the seventeenth chapter of John. Instead of adopting the typical three-fold division of Jesus' prayer based upon the three referents (Jesus, the immediate disciples, and future disciples), greater attention is given to Jesus' requests and final commitment, the mainline verbs. By giving more structural significance to the mainline verbs, the structural division and natural outline of Jesus' prayer become more evident.


Syntax-Prosody Interactions In Irish, Emily Elfner 2012 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Syntax-Prosody Interactions In Irish, Emily Elfner

Open Access Dissertations

This dissertation is an empirical and theoretical study of sentence-level prosody in Conamara (Connemara) Irish. It addresses the architecture of the syntax-phonology interface and the relation between syntactic constituent structure and prosodic structure formation. It argues for a fully interactional view of the interface, in which the phonological form may be influenced by a number of competing factors, including constraints governing syntax-prosody correspondence, linearization, and prosodic well-formedness. The specific proposal is set within the framework of Match Theory (Selkirk 2009, 2011), an indirect-reference theory of the syntax-prosody interface in which correspondence between syntactic and prosodic constituents is governed by a ...


Clausal Negation As Raising In San Dionisio Ocotepec Zapotec, George Aaron Broadwell 2012 University at Albany, State University of New York

Clausal Negation As Raising In San Dionisio Ocotepec Zapotec, George Aaron Broadwell

Anthropology Faculty Scholarship

This paper argues that clausal negation in San Dionisio Ocotepec Zapotec is best analysed as a kind of raising phenomenon. This analysis correctly predicts a number of facts about the interaction of word order and aspect in the language.


Untangling The Complex Diachrony Of ‘Say’ In Jamaican, Joseph T. Farquharson 2012 University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Untangling The Complex Diachrony Of ‘Say’ In Jamaican, Joseph T. Farquharson

Joseph T. Farquharson

No abstract provided.


Aspects Of A Grammar Of Makary Kotoko (Chadic, Cameroon), Sean David Allison 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

Aspects Of A Grammar Of Makary Kotoko (Chadic, Cameroon), Sean David Allison

Linguistics Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Makary Kotoko, a Central Chadic B language, is spoken in the north of Cameroon just south of Lake Chad. It is one of nine Kotoko languages. Published works on Makary Kotoko to date include about a dozen articles on different aspects of the grammar of the language. The present work, which is based primarily on a substantial corpus of recorded texts, is a systematic description of many aspects of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of the language.

Makary Kotoko has six vowels and twenty seven consonants, including a series of implosives, a series of ejectives, and a series of prenasalized ...


Incorporating Effective Grammar Instruction Into The Classroom, Erin Mary Harrity 2012 University of Northern Iowa

Incorporating Effective Grammar Instruction Into The Classroom, Erin Mary Harrity

Honors Program Theses

The debate about the effectiveness of traditional grammar instruction has been ongoing for many decades now. Traditional grammar instruction involves memorization of grammatical rules and practice exercise drills. As early as 1936, the Curriculum Commission of the National Council of Teachers of English stated that “‘all teaching of grammar separate from the manipulation of sentences [should] be discontinued…since every scientific attempt to prove that knowledge of grammar is useful has failed’” (Weaver, Teaching 9). So why is grammar still being taught in the same way-through traditional direct instruction-in many schools? It is because some parents, administrators, politicians, researchers, and ...


General Number And The Structure Of Dp, Ileana Paul 2011 The University of Western Ontario

General Number And The Structure Of Dp, Ileana Paul

Ileana Paul

No abstract provided.


Malagasy Quantifiers, Ileana Paul, Rita Hanitramalala 2011 The University of Western Ontario

Malagasy Quantifiers, Ileana Paul, Rita Hanitramalala

Ileana Paul

No abstract provided.


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