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Title: McGill Working Papers in Linguistics 17
Edited By: Theres GrĂ¼ter
Tomokazu Takehisa
URL: http://www.arts.mcgill.ca/programs/linguistics/mcgwpl
Description:

VOLUME 17:1

Simone CONRADIE:
Parameter Resetting in the Second Language Acquisition of Afrikaans: The SIP and the V2 Parameter

Evan MELLANDER:
A Unified Account of Positional Asymmetries in Metrical Domains

Glyne L. PIGGOTT:
Invariance and Variability in Nasal Harmony

Elena VALENZUELA:
The Status of Topic Constructions in L2 End State Spanish


VOLUME 17:2 -- Special Issue in Memory of Lara Riente

Eva KEHAYIA:
Tribute to Lara Riente

Lara RIENTE:
Ladies First: The Pivotal Role of Gender in the Italian Nominal Inflection System

Eva KEHAYIA, Lara RIENTE, Brendan GILLON and Vanessa TALER:
Computation of the Grammatical Categories in Sentential Context: A Psycholinguistic Study

Jonathan David BOBALJIK:
Auspicious Compounds

Ayse GUREL:
End-state L2 Acquisition of Binding of Overt and Null Pronominals in Turkish

Martyna KOZLOWSKA-MACGREGOR:
L2 Acquisition of Aspectual Distinctions in Polish

Evan W. MELLANDER:
On the Interaction of Stress, Vowel Epenthesis, and Syllable Weight in Mohawk and Selayarese

Yvan ROSE:
Markedness and Word-final Consonant Syllabification: Evidence from Acquisition

Lydia WHITE, Elena VALENZUELA, Martyna KOZLOWSKA-MACGREGOR and Yan-kit Ingrid LEUNG:
Gender Agreement in L2 Spanish: Evidence against Failed Features

The following recent Ph.D. DISSERTATIONS are now also available through McGWPL:

CARDOSO, Walcir (2003).
Topics in the Phonology of Picard.

GUREL, Ayse (2002).
Linguistic Characteristics of Second Language Acquisition and First Language Attrition: Turkish Overt versus Null Pronouns.

INAGAKI, Shunji (2002).
Transfer and Learnability in Second Language Argument Structure: Motion Verbs with Locational/Directional PPs in L2 English and Japanese.

KOZLOWSKA-MACGREGOR, Martyna (2002).
The State of Near-native Grammar: A Study of Aspect in L2 Polish.

LEUNG, Yan-kit Ingrid (2002).
Functional Categories in Second and Third Language Acquisition: A Crosslinguistic Study of the Acquisition of English and French by Chinese and Vietnamese Speakers.

PERELTSVAIG, Asya (2002).
On the Nature of Intra-Clausal Relations: A Study of Copular Sentences in Russian and Italian.

ROSE, Yvan (2000).
Headedness and Prosodic Licensing in the L1 Acquisition of Phonology.

STEELE, Jeffrey (2002).
Representation and Phonological Licensing in the L2 Acquisition of Prosodic Structure.

VINKA, Erling Mikael (2002).
Causativization in North Sami.


For orders and further information about McGWPL please visit our website at http://www.arts.mcgill.ca/programs/linguistics/mcgwpl or contact Theres at theres.gruter@mail.mcgill.ca.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: McGill Working Papers in Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Phonology
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans
Italian
Mohawk
Polish
Spanish
Turkish
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 08245282
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