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Title: Penn Working Papers in Linguistics Vol 8:1
Edited By: Sudha Arunachalam
Elsi Kaiser
Alexandra Williams
Description:

Penn Working Papers in Linguistics is pleased to announce that PWPL 8.1, "Proceedings of the 25th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium", is now available.

Contents:

ANNE ABEILLE, LIONEL CLEMENT AND ALEXANDRA KINYON.
The TALANA treebank for French.

DOMINIKA BARAN.
English loanwords in Polish and the question of gender assignment.

SABRINA BENDJABALLAH AND MARTIN HAIDEN.
Templatic inflection in German.

WI-VUN TAIFFALO CHIUNG.
Tone change in Taiwanese: Age and geographic factors.

SHUKI COHEN.
A computerized scale for monitoring levels of agreement during a conversation.

PAOLA ESCUDERO AND PAUL BOERSMA.
Modelling the perceptual development of phonological contrasts with
Optimality Theory and the Gradual Learning Algorithm.

ANDREA GUALMINI, SIMONA MACIUKAITE AND STEPHEN CRAIN.
Children's insensitivity to contrastive stress in sentences with 'only'.

NORBERT HORNSTEIN AND HIROHISA KIGUCHI.
PRO Gate and movement

JOO-PHIL KIM. t-Palatalization and hypercorrection in the Korean central dialect.

MARIANA LAMBOVA.
On the interaction multiple (non) wh-fronting and multiple topicalization in Bulgarian.

REIKO MAKINO.
Pragmatic analysis of Japanese koto and no.

BRIAN D. MCHUGH.
Sonority sequencing and optimal syllable structure in one Philadelphian's polysyllabic /ae/-tensing pattern.

GEORGE SMITH.
On the distribution of the genitive attribute and its prepositional counterpart in Modern Standard German.

GIANLUCA STORTO.
Agreement in Masai and the syntax of possessive DPs (I).

MEGHAN SUMNER.
A psycholinguistic approach to abstractness: The case of Hebrew.

YAPING TSAI.
The semantic difference between Chinese quan and dou.

SUSI WURMBRAND.
Agree: The other VP-internal subject hypothesis.

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Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Penn Linguistics Club
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Phonology
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Bulgarian
Chinese, Min Nan
Chinese, Mandarin
English
German
Hebrew
Japanese
Korean
Masai
Polish
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ISBN: 15249549
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