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    • A Grammar of Wampis 

      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 ...
    • Clear speech production and perception of Korean stops and the sound change in Korean stops 

      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 ...
    • The concept of intentional action in the grammar of Kathmandu Newari 

      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 ...
    • Cross-Linguistic Perception and Learning of Japanese Lexical Prosody by English Listeners 

      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 ...
    • Cross-modal reduction: Repetition of words and gestures 

      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 ...
    • 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 ...