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Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics
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ISSN (Print) 1043-3805 - ISSN (Online) 2378-7600
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  • Application of the Comparative Method to Morpheme-Final Nasals in Nivkh

    • Abstract: Application of the Comparative Method to Morpheme-Final Nasals in NivkhHalm, Robert; Slater, JayFollowing up on recent work, we consider morpheme-final nasals in the Nivkh language family of northeast Asia using the Standard Comparative Method, and attempt to reconstruct the inventory and morphophonemic behavior of morpheme-final nasal phonemes in Proto-Nivkh (PN). Previous work has pointed towards PN nasals at four loci, /*m/, /*n/, /*ɲ/, /*ŋ/, of which at least /*ŋ/ could be phonemically either “strong”, triggering fricatives to surface across morpheme juncture, or “weak”, triggering plosives to surface; with weak /*ŋ/ place-assimilating to following plosives across morpheme juncture, and weak /*n/ and weak /*ŋ/ elided in the Amur and West Sakhalin lects. However, with the benefit of more and better data than were available to previous authors, we find instead that elision must have been conditioned by a feature other than the strong-weak contrast (provisionally, length), but which interacted with the strong-weak contrast (“short” strong nasals were inextant), and that this “length” contrast also conditioned assimilation or non-assimilation of final /*ŋ/ (only “short” weak /*ŋ/ assimilated, not “long” weak /*ŋ/). We confirm that the strong-weak morphophonemic contrast existed for at least /*m/, /*ɲ/, and /*ŋ/ (rather than only for /*ŋ/), and the “length” contrast for /*n/ as well as /*ŋ/. Keywords: Nivkh, Gilyak, Proto-Nivkh, nasal, Comparative Method
      PubDate: 2020-12-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Detecting integration of top-down information using the mismatch
           negativity: Preliminary evidence from phoneme restoration

    • Abstract: Detecting integration of top-down information using the mismatch negativity: Preliminary evidence from phoneme restorationRedmon, Charles; Zeng, Yuyu; Kidwai, Yuhi; Yang, Xiao; Wilson, Delaney; Fiorentino, RobertThe current study utilizes mismatch negativity in the phenomenon of phoneme restoration to investigate the critical debate regarding the integration of top down (lexical) and bottom up (acoustic) processing in spoken word recognition. Phoneme restoration, which occurs when phonemes missing from a speech signal are restored by the brain and may appear to be heard, was examined in a multi-standard oddball paradigm. Participants heard stimuli while watching a quiet animated film. Stimuli were divided into word and non- word conditions, with noise added to some stimuli to make them ambiguous. The many-to-one ratio of standards to deviants for generation of mismatch negativity (MMN) was achieved only if the brain could recover the missing phoneme in the ambiguous, noise-spliced stimuli. Both word and nonword conditions were compared to verify that an elicited MMN among words was contingent on involvement of the lexicon in the grouping of standards, and not some more general cognitive grouping procedure. Results from seven participants show preliminary support for the predicted effect: i.e., mismatch negativity for words but not for nonwords. This effect is contingent on phoneme restoration, and thus is consistent with recent literature suggesting that MMN is sensitive to higher information structures such as the mental lexicon. Keywords: phoneme restoration, MMN, lexical access, top-down information
      PubDate: 2020-06-03T00:00:00Z
       
  • What is Definite and what is not in South Eastern Wastek

    • Abstract: What is Definite and what is not in South Eastern WastekBates, JonahThis paper is a critical look at the glossing of the morpheme an as a definite article in a recently published corpus of the South Eastern dialect of Wastek Mayan, where it sometimes appears in contexts without corresponding nominals, without the semantics of definiteness, or in typologically marked word orders. Three structures involving an are considered: 1. an PREP1 NOUN word order, 2. post-topic an, and 3. subordinating an. This paper concludes that an is best separated into two different morphemes: its expected use as a definite article (with an ti NOUN order explained through D-to-P raising) and a clausal head in the left periphery. Further, evidence shows that both article and complementizer an have a clitic hosting allomorph n-. Finally, rather than positing a synchronic relationship between DP- and CP-dwelling an, they are claimed to have both descended from a Proto-Mayan demonstrative
      PubDate: 2019-11-06T00:00:00Z
       
  • Experimenting with pro-drop in Telugu and Indian English

    • Abstract: Experimenting with pro-drop in Telugu and Indian EnglishSuman, KothakondaThis paper investigates pronominal subjects dropping in Telugu and Indian English and the severity of first language impact on learning and usage of a second language. Numerous languages from various language families are spoken in India. Many of the languages among them are pro-drop languages. Telugu is a full-fledged consistent null subject language with rich verbal agreement. So, pro-drop is common in spoken Telugu. This paper aims at how first language (L1) influences its rules and morpho-syntactic properties on second language (L2) in relation to pro-drop at various levels. To some extent, pro-drop parameter helps us to understand how the language acquisition takes place in children and adults mind/brain in setting the parameter in a specific language. Based on the empirical evidence, several Telugu-speaking children and adults are examined on how they drop pronouns in spoken Telugu and Indian English.
      PubDate: 2019-09-18T00:00:00Z
       
 
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