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In this article, differences between French and English academics in the use of paragraphs in the domain of public international law are brought to light. First, the concept of paragraph ('macrostructuralbasis') in text linguistics is defined formally with relations of coordination,...
Shanghainese is an extremely topic-prominent language with many topic markers in competition with one another, often without any obvious basis for the selection of one topic marker over another. We explore the influence of five variables on the five most frequent topic markers in a corpus of...
Visual processing of Vietnamese compound words: A multivariate analysis using corpus linguistic and psycholinguistic paradigms
This dissertation investigates disyllabic compound words in Vietnamese, an isolating tone language, using corpus linguistics and psycholinguistic experimental paradigms. Chapter 2 reports the construction of two corpora and a database of wide range of lexical variables. Chapter 3 discusses a...
A frequently replicated finding is that the frequency of words affects their phonetic shape. In English, high frequency words have been shown to contain more centralized vowels than low frequency words. By contrast, a recent study on vowel articulation in German has shown a contrary finding. At...
Abstract phonological patterns and detailed phonetic patterns can combine to produce unusual acoustic results, but criteria for what aspects of a pattern are phonetic and what aspects are phonological are often disputed. Early literature on Romanian makes mention of nasal devoicing in word-final...