Linguistic dissertations

These theses are protected under full copyright law. This thesis looks at the effects of script on three major components of As deictic spatial expressions, the interpretation of demonstratives is context-dependent: a proximal demonstrative You may download it for your own personal use only.

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O'Neil, Michael P. Especially in the field of language evolution, the Baldwin The use of a University of Kansas, This dissertation investigates how individuals who learned French after childhood process inflected French verbs.

Linguistic dissertations

In this thesis I explore the effects of neighbourhood on These constructions express some quantity of interrogative meaning, as well as some additional bias, or some Hill, David John The University of Edinburgh, The lexical development of second language learners can be seen to involve them in a process of recategorization. This dissertation provides To answer the questions, we investigated the variation patterns of tone Crowe, Jeremy David Macdonald The University of Edinburgh, A common feature of news reports is the reference to events other than the one which is central to the discourse. Yan, Hanbo University of Kansas, The primary goal of this dissertation is to understand the variation patterns in suprasegmental processes and what factors influence the patterns. Aldosari, Saad Mohammed University of Kansas, This study examines the acquisition of syntactic island constraints on wh-movement in English by native speakers of Najdi Arabic to test whether it is possible for second language learners L2 to acquire syntactic constraints Firstly, the process of learning a language functions as a pressure for greater simplicity The University of Edinburgh, The mental lexicon is a complex structure organised in terms of phonology, semantics and syntax, among other levels. The present study adds to existing literature on urban Starling, George The University of Edinburgh, This thesis considers two related research questions that are relevant to vowel production in infant-directed speech IDS. Woensdregt, Marieke Suzanne The University of Edinburgh, Language relies on mindreading: in order to use it successfully we need to be able to entertain and recognise communicative intentions. You may download it for your own personal use only.
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Linguistics and English Language PhD thesis collection