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The Emptiness Of The Present: Fronting Constructions As A Window To The Semantics Of Tense, Petr Kusliy 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Emptiness Of The Present: Fronting Constructions As A Window To The Semantics Of Tense, Petr Kusliy

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation is devoted to the temporal interpretation of fronting constructions in English and the phenomenon of the Sequence of Tense. It provides and analyzes previously unobserved data from verb phrase fronting constructions in which the simultaneous interpretation of a present tense embedded under a matrix past tense is available. These data are theoretically unexpected and challenging because most theories of English tense disallow this interpretation for Present-under-Past configurations.

An account that captures the new data is proposed. It establishes a connection between the simultaneous interpretation of Present-under-Past and the mode of semantic composition between a verb and its complement ...


Talking About Her(Self): Ambiguity Avoidance And Principle B. A Theoretical And Psycholinguistic Investigation Of Romanian Pronouns, Rudmila-Rodica Ivan 2020 UMass Amherst

Talking About Her(Self): Ambiguity Avoidance And Principle B. A Theoretical And Psycholinguistic Investigation Of Romanian Pronouns, Rudmila-Rodica Ivan

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation answers a deceivingly simple question: why can her in Hermione talked about her refer to the sentence subject in Romanian, but not in English? The Romanian facts, which are surprising for both classic and competition-based accounts of the Binding Theory over the last 40 odd years, bring us to the following overarching question: what are the constraints on pronominal reference? To address these main questions, I carry out a psycholinguistic investigation of Romanian pronouns and argue that the distribution and interpretation of pronominal forms is jointly determined by pragmatic and morphosyntactic constraints.

I discuss evidence from four experiments ...


Representing Context: Presupposition Triggers And Focus-Sensitivity, Alexander Goebel 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Representing Context: Presupposition Triggers And Focus-Sensitivity, Alexander Goebel

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation investigates the role of Focus-sensitivity for a typology of presupposition triggers. The central hypothesis is that Focus-sensitive triggers require a linguistic antecedent in the discourse model, whereas presuppositions of triggers lacking Focus-sensitivity are satisfied as entailments of the Common Ground. This hypothesis is supported by experimental evidence from two borne out predictions. First, Focus-sensitive triggers are sensitive to the salience of the antecedent satisfying their presupposition, as operationalized via the Question Under Discussion, and lead to interference-type effects, while triggers lacking Focus-sensitivity are indifferent to the QUD-structure. Second, Focus-sensitive triggers are harder to globally accommodate than triggers lacking ...


Language Learning From The Developmental And Neurocognitive Perspective: An Examination Of The Impact Of Music On Second Language Acquisition, Shelby Grimm 2020 Murray State University

Language Learning From The Developmental And Neurocognitive Perspective: An Examination Of The Impact Of Music On Second Language Acquisition, Shelby Grimm

Honors College Theses

This literature review aims to analyze the influence of music as a learning tool throughout the process of second language acquisition. Through the compilation and analysis of recent research conducted on the academic, cultural, and linguistic impacts of music on the four modes of language, which include reading, speaking, writing, and listening, this thesis will demonstrate the effects of incorporating music into the second language learning curriculum. Definitions of both music and language, as well as a description of the components of both areas will be included. An examination of the neurocognitive relationship between music and language, as well as ...


La Dialogicidad En La Tesis Doctoral Y El Artículo De Investigación Escritos En Inglés Y Español En Medicina, David Sánchez-Jiménez 2020 CUNY New York City College of Technology

La Dialogicidad En La Tesis Doctoral Y El Artículo De Investigación Escritos En Inglés Y Español En Medicina, David Sánchez-Jiménez

Publications and Research

Resumen

Esta investigación presenta una perspectiva intercultural (español e inglés) en el ámbito de la escritura científica médica sobre la interacción que ocurre entre el escritor y la audiencia que recibe el texto. De modo más específico, se estudian las diferencias dialógicas que ocurren en los géneros de la tesis doctoral y el artículo de investigación en Medicina desde el modelo metadiscursivo interpersonal propuesto por Hyland (2005, 2008). El corpus se compone de 40 textos, divididos en 20 escritos expertos (artículos) y 20 de posgrado (tesis). Se analizan los rasgos pragmalingüísticos que contribuyen a la construcción y la negociación de ...


On The Acquisition Of The Aspects In Italian, Angeliek van Hout, Bart Hollebrandse 2020 Groningen University

On The Acquisition Of The Aspects In Italian, Angeliek Van Hout, Bart Hollebrandse

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

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Perfect And Perfective Aspect In African-American English, J. Michael Terry 2020 University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Perfect And Perfective Aspect In African-American English, J. Michael Terry

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

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Quantification Without Qualification Without Plausible Dissent, Koji Sugisaki, Miwa Isobe 2020 University of Connecticut

Quantification Without Qualification Without Plausible Dissent, Koji Sugisaki, Miwa Isobe

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

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Two Positions With Distinct Semantic Interpretations In Asl, Christian Rathmann 2020 The University of Texas at Austin

Two Positions With Distinct Semantic Interpretations In Asl, Christian Rathmann

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

No abstract provided.


The Scopal Properties Of Distributive Quantifier Phrases In Brazilian Portuguese, Esmeralda Vailati Negrão 2020 Universidade de São Paulo

The Scopal Properties Of Distributive Quantifier Phrases In Brazilian Portuguese, Esmeralda Vailati Negrão

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

No abstract provided.


Genericity And The Denotation Of Common Nouns In Brazilian Portuguese, Ana Müller 2020 University of São Paulo

Genericity And The Denotation Of Common Nouns In Brazilian Portuguese, Ana Müller

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

No abstract provided.


A Salish Stage In The Acquisition Of English Determiners: Unfamiliar 'Definites', Lisa Matthewson, Tim Bryant, Tom Roeper 2020 University of Massachusetts, Amherst

A Salish Stage In The Acquisition Of English Determiners: Unfamiliar 'Definites', Lisa Matthewson, Tim Bryant, Tom Roeper

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

No abstract provided.


The Interpretation Of Cuzco Quechua Relative Clauses, Rachel Hastings 2020 Cornell University

The Interpretation Of Cuzco Quechua Relative Clauses, Rachel Hastings

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

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Navajo Classification And Coercion, Theodore B. Fernald, Mary Ann Willie 2020 Swarthmore College

Navajo Classification And Coercion, Theodore B. Fernald, Mary Ann Willie

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

No abstract provided.


The Problem Of Quechua -Nka Distributivity Vs. Group Forming, Martina Faller 2020 Stanford University

The Problem Of Quechua -Nka Distributivity Vs. Group Forming, Martina Faller

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

No abstract provided.


Multiple Questions In And About Yiddish, Molly Diesing 2020 Cornell University

Multiple Questions In And About Yiddish, Molly Diesing

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

No abstract provided.


Discontinuous Qps And Lf Interference Effects In Passamaquoddy, Benjamin Bruening, Vivian Lin 2020 University of Delaware

Discontinuous Qps And Lf Interference Effects In Passamaquoddy, Benjamin Bruening, Vivian Lin

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

No abstract provided.


Argument And Event Structure In Yukatek Verb Classes, J. Bohnemeyer 2020 Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Argument And Event Structure In Yukatek Verb Classes, J. Bohnemeyer

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

No abstract provided.


Plurality In Sk̲Wx̲Wú7mesh (Squamish Salish): A Look At Reduplication, Leora Bar-el 2020 University of British Columbia

Plurality In Sk̲Wx̲Wú7mesh (Squamish Salish): A Look At Reduplication, Leora Bar-El

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Ji-Yung Kim, Adam Werle 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Front Matter, Ji-Yung Kim, Adam Werle

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas

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