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SSHRC IG awarded 2015 (2014 competition): ESL acquisition in early childhood is not well understood or even well-documented. Early L2 child speakers appear to produce more varied types of phonological errors compared with monolingual children, some but not all of which are predictable from their...
Semantic prosody, or discourse prosody as it is also known, has come to be a familiar dimension of corpus-based lexicology (see Louw 1993, Stubbs 1995, Sinclair 1991, Partington 2004 for examples), though it is not without its critics (cf. Whitsitt 2005). As Whitsitt demonstrates through his...
This paper is an investigation into the role of linguistics in philosophical theorizing. In particular, we will show how linguistic evidence can be adduced in support of an event approach to action verbs and their adverbial modifiers: if we increase the adicity of verbs, if we allow there to be...
Acadiens, Cadjins, and Cadiens: Exploring How Cajun Identity Is Depicted and Negotiated in Une fantaisie collectiveDownload
This thesis investigates how Cajun identity, linguistic, cultural, ethnic, or otherwise, is depicted in the collection of theatrical pieces by Le Théâtre Cadien: Une fantaisie collective: Anthologie du drame louisianais cadien. It examines portrayals of Cajuns by analyzing variations in spelling...
Human production and perception of language, although studied for decades, is largely misunderstood. Furthermore, not all sounds in human language have been studied extensively. Typologically rare sounds arguably lack reliable documentation and research. One such sound is voiceless nasals....
Recipient response behaviour during Japanese storytelling: a combined quantitative/multimodal approachDownload
This study explores the role of speaker and listener gaze in the production of recipient responses, often called backchannels or, in Japanese, aizuchi. Using elicited narrative audio/video data, speaker gaze and recipient response behaviours were first analyzed quantitatively. The results showed...
Using plain forms but still being polite: speech style shifting as an interactional phenomenon in Japanese native and non-native talkDownload
The Japanese language is known for its various styles of speech, conditioned by factors such as social status, formality, and gender. When a speaker switches between the speech styles within the same talk targeted at the same recipient, such a phenomenon is called speech style shifting...