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  • Boro, Krishna (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    Hakhun Tangsa is one of around eighty ethnic and linguistic communities called Tangsa or Tangshang. Hakhuns live mostly in Arunachal Pradesh, India, and in Sagaing Division, Myanmar. The number of speakers is estimated at ...
  • Peña, Jaime (University of Oregon, 2016-02-23)
    This dissertation constitutes the first attempt at describing the grammar of Wampis (Spanish: Huambisa), a language spoken in the Peruvian Amazon. Wampis belongs to the so-called Jivaroan family of languages and is closely ...
  • Otero, Manuel (University of Oregon, 2020-02-27)
    This dissertation is a historical-comparative reconstruction of the Koman family, a small group of languages spoken in what now constitutes the borderlands of Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan. Koman is comprised five living ...
  • Harmon, Zara (University of Oregon, 2019-09-18)
    This dissertation explores the effects of frequency on the learning and use of linguistic constructions. The work examines the influence of frequency on form choice in production and meaning inference in comprehension and ...
  • Trippe, Julia (University of Oregon, 2018-10-31)
    International aviation professionals converse in a register of English derived from postwar radiotelephony. Decades of use and regulatory pressure established Aviation English (AE) as the lingua franca for pilots and ...
  • Pacchiarotti, Sara (University of Oregon, 2018-04-10)
    This dissertation first addresses various shortcomings in definitions of “applicative” when compared to what is actually found across languages. It then proposes a four-way distinction among applicative constructions, ...
  • Kang, Kyoung-Ho (University of Oregon, 2009-09)
    The current dissertation investigated clear speech production of Korean stops to examine the proposal that the phonetic targets of phonological categories are more closely approximated in hyperarticulated speech. The ...
  • Hargreaves, David J., 1955- (University of Oregon, 1991-08)
    This study describes the relationship between the concept of intentional action and the grammatical organization of the clause in Kathmandu Newari, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken primarily in the Kathmandu valley of ...
  • Shport, Irina A., 1975- (University of Oregon, 2011-09)
    The focus of this dissertation is on how language experience shapes perception of a non-native prosodic contrast. In Tokyo Japanese, fundamental frequency (F0) peak and fall are acoustic cues to lexically contrastive pitch ...
  • Vajrabhaya, Prakaiwan (University of Oregon, 2017-05-01)
    This dissertation examines speakers’ production of speech and representational gesture. It utilizes the Repetition Effect as the investigative tool. The Repetition Effect appears to vary by the tendency for some items to ...
  • Teruya, Hideko (University of Oregon, 2019-01-11)
    All current theories of spoken word recognition (e.g., Allopenna et al., 1998; McClelland & Elman, 1986; Norris, 1994) suggest that any part of a target word triggers activation of candidate words. Visual world paradigm ...
  • 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 ...

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