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Title: Papers from NWAV 33
Edited By: Suzanne Evans Wagner
URL: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/papers/pwpl.html
Series Title: U. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol 11.2
Description:

The University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics (PWPL) is
pleased to announce that its volume of selected papers from NWAV 33 (New
Ways of Analyzing Variation) is now available. This volume includes the
winning entries in the Best Student Paper and Best Student Poster
competitions. The contents are listed below. Visit our website
(http://www.ling.upenn.edu/papers/pwpl.html) for ordering information and
contents of previous volumes; email us at
working-papers@babel.ling.upenn.edu with any questions.

Table of Contents

*Cambridge University Press Prize for Best Student Paper*
Kirke, Karen D. When there's more than one norm-enforcement mechanism:
Accommodation and shift among Irish immigrants to New York City.

*Charles A. Ferguson Prize for Best Student Poster*
Hall, Damien. Variation explained through contact and history: The regional
French of Normandy.

Angermeyer, Philipp Sebastian. Who is "I"? Pronoun choice and bilingual
identity in court interpreting.

Bowie, David. Language change over the lifespan: A test of the apparent
time construct.

Carter, Phillip M. Prosodic variation in SLA: Rhythm in an urban North
Carolina Hispanic community.

Dinkin, Aaron J. Mary, darling, make me merry; Say you'll marry me:
Tense-lax neutralization in the Linguistic Atlas of New England.

Johnson, Elka Ghosh. Mexiqueno? A case study of dialect contact.

Haddican, William. Standardization and language change in Basque.

Leroux, Martine. Past, but not gone: The past temporal reference system in
Quebec French.

Preston, Dennis R. Belle's body just caught the fit gnat: The perception of
Northern Cities shifted vowels by local speakers.

Sanchez, Tara. The (socio-)linguistics of morphological borrowing: A
quantitative look at qualitative constraints and universals.

Wolford, Tonya E. Variation in the expression of possession by Latino
children: Social factors.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Penn Linguistics Club
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Phonetics
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Basque
English
French
Papiamento
Polish
Spanish
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 15249549
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: U.S. $ 15.00