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Title: Proceedings of the 27th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium
Subtitle: PWPL 10.1
Edited By: Sudha Arunachalam
Tatjana Scheffler
URL: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/papers/pwpl.html
Series Title: Penn Working Papers in Linguistic
Description:

Penn Working Papers in Linguistics is pleased to announce that PWPL 10.1 "Proceedings of the 27th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium", is now available.

Contents:

PERNG WANG ADAMS
The structure of sluicing in Mandarin Chinese.

MARIA BABYONYSHEV and DINA BRUN.
The acquisition of perfective and imperfective passive constructions in Russian.

STEFAN BENUS, IRIS SMORODINSKY, and ADAMANTIOS GAFOS.
Gestural coordination and the distribution of English 'geminates'.

HANS C. BOAS, KAREN EWING, CHERYL MORAN, and JANA THOMPSON.
Towards determining the influence of internal and external factors on recent developments in Texas German phonology.

SHUKI COHEN.
Lagged Co-Occurrence Analysis reveals gender differences of co-occurrence patterns in personal narratives.

JUSTIN FITZPATRICK and ANDREW NEVINS.
Linearizing nested and overlapping precedence in multiple reduplication.

JURG DANIEL FLEISCHER.
The sociolinguistic setting of Swiss Yiddish and the impact on its grammar.

YOUNGMI JEONG.
Multiple superiority effects in Basque.

MARCUS KRACHT.
Too many languages satisfy Ogden's Lemma.

THOMAS MCFADDEN.
On the pronominal inflection of the Germanic strong adjective.

KAROLINA OWCZARZAK.
Topic and focus in Polish: A preliminary study.

GUILLERMO RODRIGUEZ.
Relative clause attachment preferences in second language learners' parsing performance.

L.M. TOVENA.
In the complement of 'deny'.

LAURA WHITTON.
The relationship between the pragmatics of preposed objects and the decline of topicalization in the history of English.

MERCIA SANTANA FLANNERY.
Framing and Brazilian narratives of social discrimination.

DIANA MARINOVA.
Two approaches to negotiating positions in interaction: Goffman's (1981) footing and Davies and Harre's (1999) Positioning Theory.

MARGARET TOYE.
The interaction order and the joint production of discourse.

PETER VAIL.
Deference, demeanor, and codeswitching in Thai and Lao.

LAURA J. WRIGHT.
Non-verbal navigational tools of conversation.


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Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Penn Linguistics Club
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Basque
Chinese, Mandarin
English
German
Lao
Polish
Russian
Thai
Yiddish, Western
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ISBN: 15249549
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