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    • The Effect of Age of Acquisition and Second-Language Experience on Segments and Prosody: A Cross-Sectional Study of Korean Bilinguals' English and Korean Production 

      Oh, Grace Eunhae, 1980- (University of Oregon, 2011-09)
      The current dissertation investigated segmental and prosodic aspects of first- (L1) and second-language (L2) speech production. Forty Korean-speaking adults and children varying in L2 experience (6 months-inexperienced vs. ...
    • Event construal and its linguistic encoding: Towards an Extended Semantic Map model 

      Kim, Yongtaek, 1968- (University of Oregon, 2009-09)
      This dissertation investigates constructional alternation among the English verb- at , verb- away-at , and verb- away constructions. The primary purpose is to lay a fundamental conceptual framework on the interrelation ...
    • First Language and Sociolinguistic Influences on the Sound Patterns of Indian English 

      Sirsa, Hema (University of Oregon, 2015-01-14)
      The current dissertation is a systematic study of variation in the English spoken in multilingual and multicultural India. Three experiments were conducted to investigate the influence of two native languages (Hindi and ...
    • A Grammar of Bih 

      Nguyen, Tam (University of Oregon, 2013-07-11)
      Bih is a Chamic (Austronesian) language spoken by approximately 500 people in the Southern highlands of Vietnam. This dissertation is the first descriptive grammar of the language, based on extensive fieldwork and ...
    • A Grammar of Karbi 

      Konnerth, Linda (University of Oregon, 2014-06-17)
      Karbi is a Tibeto-Burman (TB) language spoken by half a million people in the Karbi Anglong district in Assam, Northeast India, and surrounding areas in the extended Brahmaputra Valley area. It is an agglutinating, verb-final ...
    • A grammar of Kokama-Kokamilla 

      Vallejos Yopán, Rosa, 1971- (University of Oregon, 2010-12)
      This dissertation is a comprehensive grammar of Kokama-Kokamilla (KK), as spoken by about 1000 elders in the Peruvian Amazon. It presents detailed documentation of the structures of the language and the functions they ...
    • A grammar of Kurtop 

      Hyslop, Gwendolyn, 1976- (University of Oregon, 2011-03)
      Kurtop is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by approximately 15,000 people in Northeastern Bhutan. This dissertation is the first descriptive grammar of the language, based on extensive fieldwork and community-driven language ...
    • A Grammar of Northern and Southern Gumuz 

      Ahland, Colleen (University of Oregon, 2012)
      Gumuz is a Nilo-Saharan dialect cluster spoken in the river valleys of northwestern Ethiopia and the southeastern part of the Republic of the Sudan. There are approximately 200,000 speakers, the majority of which reside ...
    • A GRAMMAR OF NORTHERN MAO (MÀWÉS AAS’È) 

      Ahland, Michael (University of Oregon, 2012)
      Northern Mao is an endangered Afroasiatic-Omotic language of western Ethiopia with fewer than 5,000 speakers. This study is a comprehensive grammar of the language, written from a functional/typological perspective which ...
    • A grammar of Yakima Ichishkiin/Sahaptin 

      Jansen, Joana Worth (University of Oregon, 2010-06)
      Yakima Ichishkíin/Sahaptin is spoken in the Yakama Nation, located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States in what is now south central Washington State. The Ichishkíin and Nez Perce languages comprise the Sahaptian ...
    • A Historical Reconstruction of the Peba-Yaguan Linguistic Family 

      Pena, Jaime G. (University of Oregon, 2009-09)
      In this thesis, a reconstruction of Proto-Peba-Yagua is attempted using the comparative method. Peba-Yagua had three members in the past: Yagua, Peba and Yameo. Yagua is the only extant member of the family. Information ...
    • Information Structure of Clefts in Spoken English 

      Piotrowski, Jennifer A. (University of Oregon, 2009-09)
      Towards a more complete description of cleft constructions, this thesis comprises an investigation of the prosody, syntax, and information structure of IT clefts, REVERSE WH clefts, and existential THERE clefts in Spoken ...
    • An Initial Reconstruction of Proto-Boro-Garo 

      Wood, Daniel Cody (University of Oregon, 2008-12)
      This study attempts to reconstruct Proto-Boro-Garo (PBG), the ancient language from which the modern Boro-Garo (BG) family evolved. BG is a largely underdocumented sub-branch of Tibeto-Burman that is spoken primarily in ...
    • An Investigation of Various Linguistic Changes in Chinese and Naxi 

      Lu, Jung-yao (University of Oregon, 2012)
      This dissertation investigates the diachronic development of Chinese and Naxi, focusing particularly upon six linguistic puzzles that are likely to be associated with the various linguistic changes in most areas of the ...
    • The Nominalizing Prefix *gV- in Tibeto-Burman 

      Konnerth, Linda Anna, 1985- (University of Oregon, 2009-09)
      Nominalization and its various functions is a topic of considerable current interest in Tibeto-Burman (TB) studies and has both typological and historical implications. This thesis documents and discusses data of ...
    • Predication in Rarómuri (Urique Tarahumara) 

      Valdez Jara, Yolanda (University of Oregon, 2014-06-17)
      The Rarómuri, or Urique Tarahumara (UT), language belongs to the Taracahitian sub-branch of the Uto-Aztecan family. There are five major linguistics variants called Tarahumara, all spoken in Chihuahua state in northern ...
    • Prosodic Realization of Focus in Second Language Speech: Effects of Language Experience 

      Chen, Ying (University of Oregon, 2014-10-17)
      Prosodic focus is phonetically realized by increasing duration, F0 and intensity on the focused constituents in a sentence. In some languages, there is a concomitant compression of F0 and intensity after the focused item, ...
    • Reanalysis of Serial Verb Constructions in Yimas, a Sepik-Ramu Language of Papua New Guinea 

      Mathieu-Reeves, Danielle Gilberte, 1984- (University of Oregon, 2009-06)
      Yimas, a Nor-Pondo language of the Lower Sepik-Ramu in Papua New Guinea, has two causative constructions and one attemptive construction that appear to have developed historically from a particular kind of serial verb ...
    • A Reassessment of the Genetic Classification of Miluk Coos 

      Doty, Christopher (University of Oregon, 2012)
      This work presents the first in-depth analysis of Miluk Coos, a language previously spoken on the southern Oregon Coast. Miluk is normally classified as a member of the Oregon Coast Penutian group, a sub-branch of the ...
    • The Role of Supralexical Prosodic Units in Speech Production: Evidence from the Distribution of Speech Errors 

      Choe, Wook Kyung (University of Oregon, 2014-06-17)
      The current dissertation represents one of the first systematic studies of the distribution of speech errors within supralexical prosodic units. Four experiments were conducted to gain insight into the specific role of ...