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Voice Quality "The first description of voice quality production in forty years, this book provides a new framework for its study: The Laryngeal Articulator Model. Informed by instrumental examinations of the laryngeal articulatory mechanism, it revises our understanding of articulatory postures to explain the actions, vibrations and resonances generated in the epilarynx and pharynx."

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Dissertation Information

Title: Configuring Topic and Focus in Russian Add Dissertation
Author: Tracy Holloway King Update Dissertation
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Institution: Stanford University, Department of Linguistics
Completed in: In Progress
Linguistic Subfield(s): Syntax;
Subject Language(s): Russian
Director(s): Peter Sells
Tom Wasow
Eve Clark

Abstract: This dissertation examines word order and the encoding of topic and focus in Russian. I argue that certain phrase structure positions license discourse functions, and that different types of topic and focus have different syntactic and phonological encodings. The interaction between phrase structure, discourse functions, and grammatical relations in Lexical Functional Grammar is investigated in light of this analysis.