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Saisiyat Morphology, Daniel Kaufman 2017 CUNY Queens College

Saisiyat Morphology, Daniel Kaufman

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The Declensions Of Modern Eastern Armenian: A Paradigm Function Morphology Approach, Malachi W. Oyer 2017 University of Kentucky

The Declensions Of Modern Eastern Armenian: A Paradigm Function Morphology Approach, Malachi W. Oyer

Theses and Dissertations--Linguistics

In traditional grammar, the inflection of a word’s different forms based on the possible morphosyntactic property combinations of the language can be ordered into a tables. Words of the same part of speech often can be grouped together when they inflect in similar fashions. These similar groups are represented by a single word that expresses the morphosyntactic property set possible for that part of speech. These groups are called declensions. These declensions are not always complete sometimes there is a particular morphosyntactic property set that does not have a corresponding form (word). This is known as defectiveness. One approach ...


Laki Verbal Inflection, Sahar Taghipour 2017 University of Kentucky

Laki Verbal Inflection, Sahar Taghipour

Theses and Dissertations--Linguistics

This thesis mainly examines inflectional morphology of verbal paradigms in Laki, which is considered as one of the Southern varieties of Kurdish language. The association of form and content of morphological markings are viewed from a realizational angle, in which exponents (morphological forms) are associated with the morphosyntactic properties via the application of rules of exponence, appealed by paradigm functions (Stump 2001) and ordered into rule blocks (Anderson 1992). In particular, I applied the paradigm linkage theory proposed and fully developed by Stump (2002 and 2016) to account for Laki verbal paradigms. In this study, it is claimed that alignment ...


Morphological Knowledge And Early Writing Ability, Hyla Rubin 2016 The College of New Rochelle

Morphological Knowledge And Early Writing Ability, Hyla Rubin

Hyla Rubin

This study assesscd the morphological knowledge of kindergarteners and first graders in relation to their early writing ability. hlorphological knowledge was investigated bemuse, in order to write, children need to understand that words are composed of morphemes and phonemes, and because poor writers have particular difficulty with inflected forms of words. Kindeqarteners and f m t graders were grouped by their implicit understanding of morphology and were given tests of dictated spelling and morphological analysis. First graders with poor implicit morphological knowledge omitted more inflectional morphemes in writing and wcre less able to identify base morphemes in spoken words than ...


The Development Of Morphological Knowledge In Relation To Early Spelling Ability, Hyla Rubin 2016 The College of New Rochelle

The Development Of Morphological Knowledge In Relation To Early Spelling Ability, Hyla Rubin

Hyla Rubin

This study assessed the morphological knowledge of kindergarteners and first graders in relation to their early spelling ability. Morphological knowledge was investigated because, in order to spell, children need to understand that words are composed of morphemes and phonemes, and because poor spellers have particular difficulty with inflected forms of words. Kindergarteners and first graders were grouped by their implicit understanding of morphology and were given tests of dictated spelling and morphological analysis. First graders with poor morphological knowledge omitted more inflectional morphemes in spelling and were less able to identify base morphemes in spoken words than kindergarteners and first ...


El Género Gramatical En Español Entre Los Hablantes De Herencia Y Los Hablantes Nativos, Andrew M. Gill 2016 SUNY College at Brockport

El Género Gramatical En Español Entre Los Hablantes De Herencia Y Los Hablantes Nativos, Andrew M. Gill

Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

Los hablantes de herencia, es decir, las personas que hablan una lengua desde el nacimiento que acaba convirtiéndose en una lengua no dominante con el tiempo, constituyen un grupo tradicionalmente poco estudiado; sin embargo, últimamente está recibiendo mayor atención. Un área que ha emergido en los últimos años es la realización del género gramatical en las lenguas de herencia. Las investigaciones previas indican que existe una diferencia significativa entre los hispanohablantes nativos y los de herencia (Montrul, 2014; Valenzuela et al., 2012); por tanto, el propósito de este estudio es contribuir a la literatura de los hablantes de herencia. En ...


A Conventional Orthography For Maghrebi Arabic, Houcemeddine Turki, Emad Adel, Tariq Daouda, Nassim Regragui 2016 Lycée secondaire Sbikha 1979

A Conventional Orthography For Maghrebi Arabic, Houcemeddine Turki, Emad Adel, Tariq Daouda, Nassim Regragui

Imed Adel


Maghrebi Arabic is the set of dialects of the Arabic language spoken in the Maghreb (Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya and Mauritania). This set of dialects is under-resourced and has neither a standard orthography nor large collections of written text and dictionaries. Actually, there is no strict separation between Modern Standard Arabic, the official language of the government, media and education, and Maghrebi Arabic; the two exist on a continuum dominated by mixed forms. In this paper, we present a conventional orthography for Maghrebi Arabic, following a previous effort on developing a conventional orthography for Dialectal Arabic (or CODA) demonstrated for ...


A Conventional Orthography For Maghrebi Arabic, Houcemeddine Turki, Emad Adel, Tariq Daouda, Nassim Regragui 2016 Lycée secondaire Sbikha 1979

A Conventional Orthography For Maghrebi Arabic, Houcemeddine Turki, Emad Adel, Tariq Daouda, Nassim Regragui

Houcemeddine Turki


Maghrebi Arabic is the set of dialects of the Arabic language spoken in the Maghreb (Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya and Mauritania). This set of dialects is under-resourced and has neither a standard orthography nor large collections of written text and dictionaries. Actually, there is no strict separation between Modern Standard Arabic, the official language of the government, media and education, and Maghrebi Arabic; the two exist on a continuum dominated by mixed forms. In this paper, we present a conventional orthography for Maghrebi Arabic, following a previous effort on developing a conventional orthography for Dialectal Arabic (or CODA) demonstrated for ...


Adquisición De Los Contrafactuales Pasados En Español: Mapeo De Formas – Significados En Las Interfaces Morfología – Sintaxis – Semántica – Pragmática, Diana Patricia Botero Ibarra 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Adquisición De Los Contrafactuales Pasados En Español: Mapeo De Formas – Significados En Las Interfaces Morfología – Sintaxis – Semántica – Pragmática, Diana Patricia Botero Ibarra

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This study focuses on the acquisition of the compound form of the Pluperfect Subjunctive to express counterfactual meaning in the past through conditional clauses. The aim was to examine in which instances we can find the greatest difficulty in the acquisition and what are the sets of information that stem from universal mechanisms.

This study included two experiments: Experiment 1 consisted of a sentence completion task and a written production task to investigate morphological recognition and morphological written production of subjunctive and conditional forms. Experiment 2 included an interpretation and context task, a sentence selection task, and a picture-matching task ...


Grammar Of Zị́R, Amiawatoa Downey 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder

Grammar Of Zị́R, Amiawatoa Downey

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The Grammar of Zị́r is a ConLang project with the aim of increasing proficiency in all aspects of Linguistics by hands-on application in the creation and thorough description of a newly created language.


A Morphological Study Of The Antonymous Compounds In Chinese: How The Word Class Changes And Why, Yihan Zhou 2015 Seton Hall University

A Morphological Study Of The Antonymous Compounds In Chinese: How The Word Class Changes And Why, Yihan Zhou

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The majority of Chinese words are compounds. Among compounds, there is a special kind of compounds. It is made up of two antonymous morphemes. The antonymous compounds undergo functional shift. In 40% percent of the cases, the compounds have different word classes from the morphemes. The thesis investigated how the functional shift happens and why it happens.

Based on the critique of the definitions of antonymous compounds used in others’ studies, the thesis comes up with a broad definition. With the help of primary sources such as dictionaries, secondary sources, and the definition, the thesis collects 292 antonymous compounds.

The ...


L'Intensif À "De" Du Bestileo Du Nord, Julie Ravakiniaina Razanamampionona 2015 Université d'Antananarivo

L'Intensif À "De" Du Bestileo Du Nord, Julie Ravakiniaina Razanamampionona

Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western

Dans cet article, nous avons choisi un modèle d’expression de l’intensité en betsileo du nord : l’intensif à de. Il paraît évident que le de que nous voulons étudier ici n’est pas une copule du fait qu’il ne relie pas un sujet à un prédicat. Il met plutôt en relation deux mots faisant partie, d’un même prédicat. Nous essayerons de voir quels liens sémantiques existent-ils entre les éléments reliés par de dont le sens est intensif par rapport à celui du premier élément.


La Structure Des Patronymes Du Bln. Analyse Des Formes Du Type Raramonja, Tsiorimalala Randriambolona 2015 Université d'Antananarivo

La Structure Des Patronymes Du Bln. Analyse Des Formes Du Type Raramonja, Tsiorimalala Randriambolona

Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western

Notre étude concerne le segment Rara-, isolable sur les noms patronymiques en betsileo du nord. Le morphème formatif de nom propre, Ra-, existe également en malgache officiel, mais le betsileo du nord permet la coexistence de deux morphèmes de forme identique (le redoublement).


Propriétés Syntaxiques De Za(Ha), Aho, Izaho, Ahy Du Malgache Officiel Et Du Parler Du Nord, Dimbinirina Rakotovahiny, Crépin Bodihely 2015 Université d'Antsiranana

Propriétés Syntaxiques De Za(Ha), Aho, Izaho, Ahy Du Malgache Officiel Et Du Parler Du Nord, Dimbinirina Rakotovahiny, Crépin Bodihely

Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western

La présente étude se porte sur le premier pronom personnel du singulier du parler du Nord et du malgache officiel. Nous nous proposons d’apporter plus de fonctions de ces éléments, leur utilisation et leur variation dans le parler du nord.


Étude Descriptive De L'Infixe -In- En Betsileo Du Sud, Fanjanirina Sylvie Rakotoalison 2015 Université d'Antananarivo

Étude Descriptive De L'Infixe -In- En Betsileo Du Sud, Fanjanirina Sylvie Rakotoalison

Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western

Cet article traite le comportement morphologique et syntaxique des formes verbales à infixe –in- dans la langue malgache, notamment dans le dialecte betsileo du sud. L’utilisation de l’infixe –in- dans les formes verbales du betsileo du sud fait apparaître d’une certaine différence aussi bien dans son comportement morphologique que dans sa structure syntaxique.


The Mako Language: Vitality, Grammar And Classification, Jorge E. Rosés Labrada 2015 The University of Western Ontario & Université Lumière-Lyon 2

The Mako Language: Vitality, Grammar And Classification, Jorge E. Rosés Labrada

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This dissertation focuses on the documentation and description of Mako, an indigenous language spoken in the Venezuelan Amazon by about 1000 people and for which the only available published material at the start of the project were 38 words. The main goals of the project were to create a collection of annotated ethnographic texts and a grammar that could serve as a starting point for both language maintenance in the community and for further linguistic research. Additionally, the project sought to assess the language’s vitality in the communities where it is spoken and to understand the relationship of Mako ...


Call For Papers In Communication & Linguistics Studies (Cls), Communication & Linguistics Studies (CLS) 2015 Science Publishing Group

Call For Papers In Communication & Linguistics Studies (Cls), Communication & Linguistics Studies (Cls)

Communication & Linguistics Studies (CLS)

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Order Of Acquisition: A Comparison Of L1 And L2 English And Spanish Morpheme Acquisition, Kyle A. McFerren 2015 Liberty University

Order Of Acquisition: A Comparison Of L1 And L2 English And Spanish Morpheme Acquisition, Kyle A. Mcferren

Senior Honors Theses

This paper examines the order of acquisition for grammatical morphemes in Spanish and English first and second language learners. Brown’s first morpheme order study, conducted in 1973, laid the foundation for what would become one of the most common types of study conducted within the field of second language acquisition. The four orders of acquisition relevant here are examined and compared in order to support the roles of salience, morphophonological regularity, complexity, input frequency, and native language transfer in first and/or second language acquisition. The conclusion is that these five determinants work interdependently in determining the difficulty of ...


Measuring Productivity Diachronically: Nominal Suffixes In English Letters, 1400–1600, Chris Palmer 2015 Kennesaw State University

Measuring Productivity Diachronically: Nominal Suffixes In English Letters, 1400–1600, Chris Palmer

Chris C. Palmer

Much scholarship on morphological productivity has focused on measures such as hapax legomena, single occurrences of derivatives in large corpora, to compare and contrast the varying productivities of English affixes. But the small size of historical corpora has often limited the usefulness of such measures in diachronic analysis. Examining letters from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the Corpus of Early English Correspondence, this article advances a multifaceted approach to assessing historical changes in nominal suffixation in English. It adapts methodologies from work on morphological productivity in contemporary language – in particular, measures of base and derivative ratios from Hay & Baayen ...


Phonologically Conditioned Allomorphy And Ur Constraints, Brian W. Smith 2015 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Phonologically Conditioned Allomorphy And Ur Constraints, Brian W. Smith

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation provides a new model of the phonology-morphology interface, focusing on Phonologically Conditioned Allomorphy (PCA). In this model, UR selection occurs during the phonological component, and mappings between meanings and URs are encoded as violable constraints, called UR constraints (Boersma 2001; Pater et al. 2012).

Ranking UR constraints captures many empirical generalizations about PCA, such as similarities between PCA and phonological alternations, the existence of defaults, and the interaction of PCA and phonological repairs (epenthesis, deletion, etc.). Since PCA follows from the ranking or weighting of constraints, patterns of PCA can be learned using existing learning algorithms, and modeling ...


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