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Title: Proceedings of the Northeast Linguistics Society (NELS 29 Conference proceedings, mixed)
Edited By: Nigel Hall
P. Tamanji
Masako Hirotani
URL: http://www.umass.edu/linguist/GLSA/
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* Agbayani: The Locality and Optionality of Scrambling * Ahh: Vowel Length-Driven Syllable Weight * Alexiadou: Remarks on the Syntax of Process Nominals: An Ergative Pattern in Nominative-Accusative Languages * Alexiadou and Anagnostopolou: Non-active Morphology and the Direction of Transitivity Alternations * Anagnostopulou: On Clitics, Feature Movement and Double Object Alternations * Baker and Stewart: Verb Movement, Objects, and Serialization * Bird: Multidimensional Exploration of Online Linguistic Field Data * Blight: Subject Positions and Ellipsis * Boeckx: Expletive Split: Existentials and Presenatationals * Branigan and Mackenzie: Binding Relations and the Nature of 'pro' in Innu-aimun * Co^te@: Edge Effects and the Prosodic Hierarchy: Evidence from Stops and Affricates in Basque * Drozd and Koster: Dutch Children's Comprehension of Bound Variable Constructions * Duffield and Matsuo: On the Acquisition of Ellipsis and Anaphora by First and Second Language Learners * Elbourne: Some Correlations between Semantic Plurality and uantifier Scope * Ernest: Adjuncts, The universal Base, and Word Order typology * Fernald: An Anaphoric Account of Stage-Level Predicates * Gafos and Lombardi: Consonant transparency and vowel echo * Hansson: 'When in Doubt...': Intraparadigmatic Dependencies and Gaps in Icelandic * Jun: Generalized Sympathy * Karvonen and Sherman: Opacity in Icelandic: A Sympathy Account * A. Kathol and Vanbik: Morphology-Syntax Interface in Lai Relative Clauses * Kim: Constraints on the Formation of Korean and English Resultative Constructions * Kim: Tone Spread Decomposed * Kochetov: Constraints on Distribution of Palatalized Stops: Evidence from Licensing by Cue * Kondrashova: Barenaked Tenses and Their Morphological Outfits * Landou: Control and Extraposition: The Case of Super-Equi * Lee: Evidence for Tense in a

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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