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  • 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. ...
  • Zahir, Zalmai (University of Oregon, 2019-04-30)
    Previous analyses have made insightful progress on how Lushootseed functions primarily based upon elicitation work and morphosyntactic observations. Much of this work is based upon a structural linguistic analysis. For ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Teo, Amos (University of Oregon, 2020-02-27)
    One goal in linguistics is to model how speakers use natural language to convey different kinds of information. In theories of grammar, two kinds of information: “who is doing what (and to whom)”, the technical term for ...
  • 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 ...
  • Farrington, Charles (University of Oregon, 2019-09-18)
    The Great Migration of African Americans out of the rural South between 1915 and 1970 is the reason why African American Language (AAL) is found across a wide geographic range in the United States. This massive demographic ...
  • Paterson, Rebecca (University of Oregon, 2020-02-27)
    U̠t-Ma'in is a Kainji, East Benue-Congo language, spoken in northwestern Nigeria (ISO 639-3 code [gel]). This study contributes to our understanding of Benue-Congo languages by offering the first indepth look at nominalization ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shirtz, Shahar (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    This is a study of processes of structural and functional diversification of the uses of three cognate verbs across the Indo-Iranian language family: “do/make”, “be/become”, and “give”. First, this study identifies over ...

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