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University of Pennyslvania Working Papers in Linguistics
Proceedings of PLC 36
Table of Contents:
Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 19.1
Proceedings of the 36th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium Now online, available at: http://repository.upenn.edu/pwpl/vol19/iss1/ Contents Preface Kobey Shwayder On the Processing of "might" Dimka Atanassov, Florian Schwarz, and John C. Trueswell Only One At Least: Refining the Role of Discourse in Building Alternatives María Biezma How Deep is Your Syntax? Heritage Language Filler-Gap Dependencies Joshua Bousquette, Benjamin Frey, Nick Henry, Daniel Nützel, Michael Putnam, Joseph C. Salmons, and Alyson Sewell Re(de)fining Jespersen’s Cycle Katerina Chatzopoulou Explaining the Final Vowel Mismatch in Zulu Reduplication Toni Cook Parasitic semantics (or why Swedish can’t lexicalize middle voice constructions) Antonio Fábregas and Michael Putnam V≥2 in Basque Bill Haddican and Arantzazu Elordieta “Mixed Predicates” are, in fact, Atom Predicates Hironobu Hosoi Liketa is not Almost Greg Johnson ‘A Pleasant Three Days in Philadelphia’: Arguments for a Pseudopartitive Analysis Caitlin Keenan You Can’t Get There from Here: On Interpreting Learning Experiments Constantine Lignos Mandarin Parasitic Gaps Chi-Ming Louis Liu Deriving Split-Antecedent Relative Clauses Katherine McKinney-Bock The relationship between schwa insertion and consonant cluster simplification in French: An Analysis of Covariance Peter M. Milne Signaling and Simulations in Sociolinguistics Roland Mühlenbernd and Jason Quinley Future Reference in Hungarian with and without Future Marking Nicole Palffy-Muhoray A Unified Approach to Korean Causal Connective -nikka Yugyeong Park Out of Order?: Russian Prefixes, Complexity-based Ordering and Acyclicity Robert Reynolds Figuring out what we ought to do: the challenge of delineating priorities Aynat Rubinstein Cliticization Phenomena in Languages ‘on the Border’ Jelena Runić When You Can and Can’t See Double: Revisiting Focus Doubling in ASL Koji Shimamura and Lyn Shan Tieu The Pragmatics of Direct Object Fronting in Historical English Jon Stevens and Caitlin Light Focus Constructions in ASL: Evidence from Pseudoclefting and Doubling Elise Stickles The Derivational Nature of External Possession Jisung Sun Adjunction, Phases, and Complex Predicates in Japanese Masahiko Takahashi On PP Left-branch Extraction in Japanese Masahiko Takahashi and Kenshi Funakoshi Locating Variation in Person Restrictions Martin Walkow Neg-raising and Aspect: Evidence from Mandarin Yimei Xiang Toward a Better Understanding of Japanese Scramblings: What Makes Long-distance Scrambling of Subject (Im)possible? Hideaki Yamashita Case Drop from Fragment Answers in Korean Junghyoe Yoon and Yoshihisa Kitagawa
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