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Title: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium
Edited By: Sudha Arunachalam
Tatjana Scheffler
Sandhya Sundaresan
Joshua Tauberer
URL: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/papers/pwpl.html
Series Title: U. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, 11:1

The University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics (PWPL) is
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Linguistics Colloquium are now available. The contents are listed below.
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Table of Contents

Antipassive, clefting, and specificity
Edith Aldridge

Futurate meanings
Bridget Copley

Non-canonical agent-marking in Eastern Khanty: A functional-pragmatic
A. Filtchenko

A (Remnant) Raising Analysis of English comparatives
Scott Fults

The Englishization of Mandarin in computer-mediated communication.
Liwei Gao

Resumptive pronouns as last resort: Implications for language acquisition
Elaine Grolla

From causality to concessivity: The story of just because
Martin Hilpert

Tonal chain-shifts as anti-neutralization-induced tone sandhi
Feng-Fan Hsieh

On the role of contrast in pronoun interpretation: Some insights from Estonian
Elsi Kaiser

A-movement locality in applicative constructions
Ju-Eun Lee

Something invisible in English
Thomas Leu

'To' in two places and the dative alternation
Lisa Levinson

The distribution of clauses in non-finite clauses: An account without case
Thomas McFadden

A Centering analysis of relative clauses in English and Greek
Eleni Miltsakaki

Loanword accentuation in Japanese
Masahiko Mutsukawa

Pseudo-incorporation of agents
Balkiz Ozturk

Addressing acquisition from language change: A modeling perspective
Lisa Pearl

VP-preposing and relative scope
Laura Rimell and Thomas Leu

Phonological adaptation of Spanish loanwords in Northern Moroccan Arabic
Lotfi Sayahi

Emergence of do-support in child English
Graciela Tesan and Rosalind Thornton

Event structure of the inalienable possession in Korean
Satoshi Tomioka and Chang-Yong Sim

The Greek connective ke: Towards a unitary radical pragmatic account
Stavroula Tsiplakou

Two types of multiple nominative constructions in Japanese
Reiko Vermeulen

A story of the American -self: A case study in morphological variation
Joel C. Wallenberg

Deriving coda conditions through the generalized local conjunction of
markedness constraints
Laurie Woods

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Penn Linguistics Club
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Moroccan
Chinese, Mandarin
Greek, Modern
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