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- 1Chappell, Eric.
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- 1Ilott, Helen G.
- 1Itagaki, Nobuya.
- 10Department of Linguistics
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This dissertation examines the comprehension and production of Estonian case-inflected nouns. Estonian is a morphologically complex Finno-Ugric language with 14 cases in both singular and plural for each noun. Because storing millions of forms in memory seems implausible, languages like Estonian...
This dissertation examines the association between the emotional dominance of verbs and the perception, or inference, of character gender. In the context of this dissertation, emotional dominance is described as the perceived level of power, or control, exerted by a verb. I hypothesize that when...
A socio-cognitive approach to language assumes language is multimodal, embodied in general cognition, and modulated by contextual cues (van Dijk, 2014). Research on situation models confirms that language is processed multimodally and experiences top-down influence from pre-existing knowledge in...
Background. Stuttered speech (e.g., th-ththth-th-ththth-the car) and typical disfluencies (e.g., thee uh car) have some similarities. Previous research describes a tendency in listeners to predict that a speaker will refer to an unfamiliar object, rather than a familiar one, when both are equally...
Graded effects of first and second language orthography on pronunciation during second language acquisitionDownload
This study aims to assess how frequency-based and probabilistic measure describing the orthography-phonology relationship influence the accuracy of second language (L2) pronunciation in a phonological decoding task for native English learners of German, and a control group with no formal...
Visual processing of Vietnamese compound words: A multivariate analysis using corpus linguistic and psycholinguistic paradigmsDownload
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...
Variable Lexicalization of Dynamic Events in Language Production: A Comparison of Monolingual and Bilingual Speakers of French and EnglishDownload
This study explores how bilingualism impacts lexical selection within spontaneous spoken language production. The particular analysis focuses on the choice between synonymous verbs in English. The main hypothesis predicts that, as a result of crosslinguistic influence, bilingual speakers of...