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Title: Proceedings of NELS 37
Subtitle: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the North-East Linguistic Society, Volume 2
Edited By: Emily Elfner
Martin Walkow

These two volumes contain forty-seven papers in theoretical linguistics
that were presented at NELS 37, which was hosted by the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in October, 2006. The collection covers a wide
range of topics in phonology, syntax, and semantics, and includes papers
from the special sessions on the Phonology and Morphology of Pidgins and
Creoles and on Syntactic Theory and Psycholinguistics. These volumes will
interest scholars and students in any sub-field of theoretical linguistics.


Volume one includes papers from the special sessions on the Phonology and
Morphology of Pidgins and Creoles and on Syntactic Theory and
Psycholinguistics, as well as eighteen papers from the main session. Volume
two contains twenty-three papers from the main session.

Volume 2

A New Perspective on Japanese Sika-Nai Constructions / Koji Kawahara.
Monotonicity at the Lexical Semantics-morphosyntax Interface / Andrew
Koontz-Garboden. Weak Derived Environment Effect / Kazutaka Kurisu. Case
Marking Signals more than Structure Building: Processing Evidence from
Korean Double Nominative Constructions / Nayoung Kwon. Relative Truth,
Speaker Commitment, and Control of Implicit Arguments / Peter Lasersohn. A
Left Branch Extraction Perspective on Bound Variables and Pronoun Insertion
Strategy / Marijana Marelj. The Correlation of Markedness and Frequency:
Emergent or Innate? / Andrew Martin. The Syntax of Abstract and Concrete
Finals in Ojibwe / Eric Mathieu. How Well Features Match: On the
Disappearance of Superiority Effects / Miki Obata. Agreement and the
Subjects of Jussive Clauses in Korean / Miok Pak, Paul Portner & Raffaella
Zanuttini. Great coffee, that Maxwell House! / Ileana Paul. Split
Antecedents in VP Ellipsis / Laura Rimell. A [person] Restriction on the
Definiteness Effect in Spanish / Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo. Hungry
Experiencers / Oana Savescu Ciucivara. Middles as Voiced Anticausatives /
Florian Schäfer. Quantified Noun Phrases in a Head-Final Language / Keun
Young Shin. Category and Position as Correlates in Determining Patterns of
Default Accentuation in Japanese: Evidence from Nonce Words / Lisa
Shiozaki. Creole Phonology: No such discipline, but what a lot you can
learn from it! / Norval Smith. Sluicing and Resumption / Chyan-an Arthur
Wang. Harmony versus Distance in Phonetic Enhancement / Adam Wayment, Luigi
Burzio, Donald Mathis & Robert Frank. wollP: Where Syntax and Semantics
Meet / Susi Wurmbrand. Applicative Constructions and the Remerge of a
Functional Preposition / Tomoyuki Yabe. Phonologically-conditioned Gestural
Overlap / Gwanhi Yun.

See separate announcement for contents of Volume 1.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1419679937
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 315
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