We are pleased to present the 14th Volume of SOAS Working Papers in Linguistics (ISBN 0 7286 0372 1). This volume features research in progress of staff, research students and research associates of the Department of Linguistics at SOAS.
The quality and variety of papers in this volume reflects not only the work of the department, especially in the field of theoretical linguistics, but also the diversity of linguistic research currently being carried out at SOAS within the Faculty of Languages and Cultures.
The papers included in this volume cover the following topics: Phonology and Phonetics, Endangered Languages, Syntax, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics and Semantics.
Table of contents
Language impairments in autism: evidence against mind-blindness
•Katalin Balogné Bérces
What's wrong with vowel-initial syllables?
The end of the (Turkish) word
Now you hear it, now you don’t; what happens with functional categories in children’s early speech?
Pronouns, agreement and focus in Egyptian Arabic
On synthesis, fusion and the difference between them
•Nancy C. Kula
Derived environment effects in GP
Stress and syllabification in Arop-Lokep: an Optimality-Theoretic account
A phonological investigation into the Meroitic ‘syllable’ signs – ne and se and their implications on the e sign
Meroitic – an Afroasiatic language?
Sounds difficult? Why phonological theory needs ‘ease of articulation’
The linguistic profile of Down’s syndrome subjects : Evidence from Wh-movement construction
•Yuko Z. Yoshida
Accents in Tokyo and Kyoto Japanese Vowel Quality in terms of Duration and Licensing Potency
Paradigm Regained: Deixis in Northern Wakashan
Discourse Functions without Peripheral Syntax