Recent Submissions

  • Interactional Entanglements: A Frame Analysis of Negotiated Identities in Ethnographic Research on the Language Classroom 

    Ouellette, Mark A. (Linguistics & TESOL, 2010-11-17)
    This study examines interactional entanglements that occurred during ethnographer-participant interactions in a language classroom. It draws upon Goffman's notion of framing to analyze how research participants use deixis ...
  • We Shall Be Watching You, You're Going to Die, and Other Threats: A Corpus-Based Speech Act Approach 

    Carter, Natalie Raun (Linguistics & TESOL, 2010-11-17)
    Using a speech act approach, this paper examines the similarities and differences between English-language threats made by terrorists and those made by non-terrorists, with a focus on pronoun use and sentence-type. Both ...
  • Speech Act, Evidentiality, and Implicature in the Korean Topic-Construction 

    Son, Jung Sun (Linguistics & TESOL, 2010-11-17)
    Is it possible to map pragmatic or discourse-oriented features onto the syntax level? The Korean topic marker -(n)un has a contrastive reading that induces conventional implicature, and is closely associated with a modal ...
  • Nous and On in Semi-formal French: Pragmatic Uses of Institutionality and Distancing 

    King, Deborah (Linguistics & TESOL, 2010-11-16)
    French linguists have long noted the substitution of the indefinite pronoun on for the 1st person plural pronoun nous, in both formal and informal situations. Studies of informal conversation have found this replacement ...
  • Language and the shaping of the Arab-American identity 

    Almubayei, Dalal S. (Linguistics & TESOL, 2007)
    This study is an attempt to shed light on the interaction between language and the ethnic, cultural, and religious identities of Arab-Americans. It employs two focus groups consisting of Arab-Americans who share a group ...
  • Argument realization of Chinese result and phase complements 

    Huang, Han-Chun (Linguistics & TESOL, 2007)
    This paper discusses result complements and phase complements in Chinese, both of which are postverbal elements. Despite their surface similarity, they are different with respect to argument realization. While the result ...
  • A perception study on the third tone in Mandarin Chinese 

    Cao, Rui; Sarmah, Priyankoo (Linguistics & TESOL, 2007)
    This experimental study examines the role of the shape of the pitch contour in the perception of the Mandarin Chinese tone 3.2 A set of stimuli was constructed by varying the pitch of tone 3 on two conditions: (1) varying ...
  • Preliminary tone analysis of possessed nouns in Chicahuaxtla Trique 

    Matsukawa, Kosuke (Linguistics & TESOL, 2007)
    Chicahuaxtla Trique is one of the Trique languages spoken in Oaxaca, Mexico. Among three Trique languages, Chicahuaxtla Trique has the most complicated tone system and its tone system has not been fully understood yet. ...
  • F1 and center of gravity interplay in the maintenance of phonological height within a statistical model of a communal grammar: the case of Foodo [ATR] acoustics 

    Anderson, Colleen G. (Linguistics & TESOL, 2007)
    This paper presents the notion of an idealized or communal grammar as a statistical model of mode, mean or median as emerging from a representative number of a population, rather than in individual speech, per se. Like ...
  • Anaphora, pragmatics and style in German 

    DeLisle, Helga H. (Linguistics & TESOL, 1994)
    German uses two sets of anaphoric pronouns, the personal pronoun set (PP) er, sie, es and the demonstrative pronoun set (DP) der, die, das. The latter set has been largely neglected in the literature, possibly because it ...
  • Subjectless sentences in English 

    Reiman, Patricia Willess (Linguistics & TESOL, 1994)
    One of the goals of modern linguistics is to develop a model of Universal Grammar which captures natural language features that are universal, while also accounting for variation among languages. Thus a much-discussed ...
  • Discourse-based evidence for an ergative analysis of Cebuano 

    Walters, Dennis (Linguistics & TESOL, 1994)
    The case-marking systems of Philippine languages have been difficult to classify as either nominative-accusative (NOM-ACC) or ergative-absolutive (ERG-ABS). The question hinges on the status of the “object-focus” clause ...
  • Diphthongization and underspecification in Kɔnni 

    Cahill, Mike (Linguistics & TESOL, 1994)
    The problems of analyzing vowels of Gur languages are well-known to those who work among them. The bulk of the difficulty in Kɔnni comes in the analysis of the mid vowels, which manifest themselves in diverse and initially ...
  • Phonetic emphasis in Tamil 

    Vinton, James E. (Linguistics & TESOL, 1994)
    The present paper is based on a study conducted following Balasubramanian’s (1981) method: a native speaker was asked to emphasize a given item in a sentence and instrumental measurements were made as to which phonetic ...
  • The variable elision of unstressed vowels in European Portuguese: a case study 

    Silva, David J. (Linguistics & TESOL, 1994)
    European varieties of Portuguese exhibit a process whereby unstressed vowels, particularly schwa, optionally undergo elision: an item such as idade ‘idea’ can be realized as [ida'd] and para Maria ‘for Maria’ may surface ...
  • Primary stress assignment in Brazilian Portuguese 

    Walters, Susan Gary (Linguistics & TESOL, 1994)
    Brazilians display a great interest in the prosody of their own language. Much classroom time is spent counting syllables, enumerating detailed rules for stress assignment and memorizing rules of diacritics used in the ...
  • Predicting near-native pronunciation in Spanish as a foreign language 

    Elliott, A. Raymond (Linguistics & TESOL, 1994)
    The objective of the present study is to examine the acquisition of pronunciation by 66 undergraduate students enrolled in three sections of an intermediate Spanish course. The data were collected during the Fall semester ...
  • The variable (th) in Dallas African American Vernacular English 

    Vinton, Virginia C. (Linguistics & TESOL, 1994)
    It is well-known that African American Vernacular English (hereafter AAVE) displays regional variation. In the case of the (th) variable, Wolfram (1969) found that AAVE speakers in Detroit used the nonstandard variants ...
  • Finding the "two" in diglossia 

    Paolillo, John C. (Linguistics & TESOL, 1994)
    Sociolinguists generally agree that a diglossic situation is one in which a single speech community employs two or more varieties of language, a H(igh) variety and a L(ow) variety, for different communicative purposes. ...
  • Lexical borrowing, creolization and basic vocabulary 

    Huttar, George L. (Linguistics & TESOL, 1994)
    This paper is concerned with two sets of questions, one from semantics and cognitive linguistics, one from diachronic linguistics and in particular creole studies. From the cognitive-semantic side, we are dealing with ...