Alumni Senior Essays

Student

Senior Project

Advisor

Aidan Kaplan

(2017)

Family Agreement: An Investigation of
Possession in Moroccan Arabic
Jim Wood

Tom McCoy

(2017)

Pivot-based word alignment Robert Frank

Chris Paolini

(2017)

Completed Cakes
Experimental evidence for a property-sensitive
conceptual-semantic analysis of [complete] & [finish]
in the “coercion” configuration
Maria M. Piñango and Laurence Horn

Hannah Phelps

(2017)

Partial agreement in Tshiluba
auxiliary constructions

 
Jason Zentz

Eliza Scruton

(2017)

Gendered Insults in the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface Laurence Horn and Jason Stanley

Carmen Wilson

(2017)

Lexical Statistics Determine the Choice of Epenthetic Vowel in Japanese Loanword Adaption Ryan Bennett and Jason Shaw

Xuan Wu

(2017)

Speaker Variability in Bardi Claire Bowern and Jason Shaw

Alina Yaman

(2017)

Agency, Access, and Reclamation
in the Basque Language Revival
Movement
Claire Bowern and Paul Kockelman

Grace Brody

(2016)

Jim Wood

Ethan Campbell-Taylor

(2016)

The Samoan Reduplication System Ryan Bennett

Alexa Little

(2016)

Language Learning Through Dependency Trees Claire Moore-Cantwell

Ralph Molina

(2016)

Laurence Horn and Raffaella Zanuttini

Margaret Ott

(2016)

Bob Frank

Kyle Parsard

(2016)

Claire Bowern

Rose Sloan

(2016)

Bob Frank

Alexandra Torresquintero

(2016)

Quantifiable Acoustic and Phonetic Differences between Primary and Secondary Stress in American English Words   Claire Moore-Cantwell

Melinda Becker

(2015)

Degradation of the mental lexicon? Object naming impairments in Alzheimer patients

Ashwini Deo

Miles Calabresi

(2015)

Case in Icelandic: Evaluation of a Structure-Based Algorithm Bob Frank and Jim Wood

Laura DiNardo

(2015)

Competing analyses of complement coercion: New evidence from behavioral and real time processing methods

Maria Piñango

Maggie Kandel

(2015)

ECCO-LOCATION: The Italian presentative ecco and its spatial interpretation Raffaella Zanuttini

Carolyn Lee

(2015)

During the NJ Turnpike: Asymmetric preferences in spatial and temporal prepositions

Claire Bowern

Allison Miller

(2015)

Kreol in Mauritian Schools: Public Opinion and the Benefits of Mother Tongue Education Larry Horn

Justin Moore

(2015)

Evaluating approaches to Light Verb argument structure

Maria Piñango

Andy Zhang

(2015)

Contextual Effects on the Interpretation of Have: A Self-Paced Reading Study

Ashwini Deo and Maria Piñango

Patrick Killian

(2014)

The genitive of negation: A structural analysis Jim Wood

Maria Kouneli

(2014)

The syntax of silent locative prepositions in Greek Robert Frank and Jim Wood

Brenda Seah

(2014)

But as a multi-level objection marker: Addressing issues raised by but-questions Laurence Horn

Diallo Spears

(2014)

Rendaku in three-root compounds: A frequency-based approach to sequential voicing Ryan Bennett

Cameron Best

(2013)

Pronoun Resolution in American Sign Language:
A Literature Review to Motivate Neurocognitive Experimentation
Maria Piñango

Lauren Bonomo

(2013)

Acquisition of Stops of Hindi by Speakers of American English Jelena Krivokapić

John Clayton

(2013)

Prosodic Boundaries in Singing: An exploration of the temporal effects of linguistic structure in western music Jelena Krivokapić & Ian Quinn

Elizabeth Freeburg

(2013)

The Cost of Revival: the Role of Hebrew in Jewish Language Endangerment Claire Bowern

Phoebe Gaston

(2013)

Syntactic error processing in bilingualism: an analysis of the Optional Infinitive stage in child language acquisition Maria Piñango and Robert Frank

Sophia Gilman

(2013)

Comparative Method Algorithm Claire Bowern and Gaja Jarosz

Emily Foster Hanson

(2013)

The Time-Course of Processing Novel Metonymy: A Self-Paced Reading Study

Maria Piñango

Paulina Haduong

(2013)

Mind the (Truth-Value) Gap: truth, falsity, and everything in between Laurence Horn and Joshua Knobe

Alexander Hirsch

(2014)

Learning a Gendered Language:
L2 Acquisition and Relative Processing Costs of Spanish Grammatical Gender and Number
Maria Piñango

Lorenzo Labitgan

(2013)

Tagalog-English code-switching: issues in the nominal domain Raffaella Zanuttini

Hannah LaPalombara

(2013)

An Optimality Theory Account of Phonological Variation in Kimberley Kriol Claire Bowern and Gaja Jarosz

Miriam Lauter

(2013)

If SOME folks are wise, are others otherwise?  The interaction of context and emphasis in online scalar implicature processing Laurence Horn

Zachary Maher

(2013)

Opening a Can of Worms: Idiom Flexibility, Decomposability, and
the Mental Lexicon
Maria Piñango

Katherine Ruffing

(2013)

A Grammatical Description of Personal Pronoun Use in Uda Dennis Storoshenko

Amalia Skilton

(2013)

A new proposal of Western Tukanoan consonants and internal classification Claire Bowern

Laura Wellman

(2013)

Pudong and Putonghua: Sound Change and Language Shift in Shanghai Stephen Anderson and Joseph Errington

Ryan Caro

(2012)

 Semantics of the Turkish non-past

 Ashwini Deo

Daniel Hansen

(2012)

Linguists and Reversing Indigenous Language Shift

Claire Bowern

Jessica Hsieh

(2012)

The Alignment of Gesture and Intonation in Pwo Karen

Claire Bowen and Jelena Krivokapic

Laura Kling

(2012)

Polar Interrogatives in Bardi

 Claire Bowern

Tyler Lau

(2012)

Origins of the Verbalizer Affixes in the Japonic Languages

Claire Bowern and Stephen Anderson

Julia Myers

(2012)

The behavior of nonverbal gestures at pauses in speech

 Jelena Krivokapić

Stephanie Ros

(2012)

Quantifying reading comprehension with prosody

 Jelena Krivokapić

Destiny Tolliver

(2012)

Like and African American English: Factors and Implications of Convergence

 Ashwini Deo

Tasha Torchon

(2012)

Predicate and Nominal Clefts in Haitian Creole

 Robert Frank

Claire Wallace

(2012)

Color Terms in Pama-Nyungan Languages

 Claire Bowern

Angel Ayala

(2011)

Phonetic Convergence: A Case Study of a Puerto Rican Spanish Speaker

Jelena Krivokapić

Divya Subrahmanyam

(2011)

From Location to Possession:
A case study of Hindi ke pās

Ashwini Deo

Ava Tattelman Parnes

(2011)

Ang marks the what?:
An analysis of noun phrase markers in Cebuano

Claire Bowern and Robert Frank

Zhipeng (Nick) Huang

(2011)

Too Heavy to Move: an analysis of heavy noun phrase shift and related phenomena

Raffaella Zanuttini and Robert Frank

Jeonghyun Kim

(2011)

The subsyllabic hierarchy of Korean

Matthew Wolf

Jesse Storbeck

(2011)

Reconstructing the medio-passive participle of Proto-Indo-European

Jay Fisher

AJ Espinoza

(2010)

Coming & Going in Koine Greek:  Deixes & Aspect of ‘Eρχομαι (Erchomai)

Ashwini Deo

Jessica Hunter

(2010)

A Case Study in Contact Linguistics: The Western Torres Strait Language and Meryam Mir

Claire Bowern and Erich Round

Andrew Lai

(2010)

What About Tone? 
The correlation between linguistic tone and musical pitch in two diachronic genres of Mandarin music

Darya Kavitskaya

Nathaniel Little

(2010)

Filling in the Gaps: Assessing Syntactic & Semantic Approaches to Gapping

Robert Frank

Justin Wei Lo

(2010)

Possible constraints and allophonic voicing in Australian Aboriginal Languages:  Evidence from Bardi, Kayardild, Warlpiri, and Yan-Nhangu

Claire Bowern, Erich Round, Raffaella Zanuttini

Theodore Palenski

(2010)

Children’s Creative Flapping
[mɛɾǝl]: Do you spell that metal, medal, mettle, or meddle?

Matt Wolf

Molly Wenig Rubenstein

(2010)

Like You Do: a bilingual perspective on the indefinite second person

Joe Errington and Larry Horn

Hillary Schepps

(2010)

Competing constraints and hypercorrect whom:
Syntactic uncertainty meets linguistic insecurity

Laurence Horn

Nathaniel Baldwin Clark

(2009)

Phonological Working Memory and Phonological Awareness 
Development of an Experimental Pseudoword Repetition Task

Dave Braze

Edwin Everhart

(2009)

Phonological Change in Japanese-Ainu Loanwords

Stephen Anderson

Emily Finn

(2009)

An FMRI investigation of intermediate traces

Maria M Piñango

Christian Griffin

(2009)

An Optimality Theoretic Analysis of the Historical Development of Liquids from Late Common Slavic through Old Church Slavic and into Middle/Modern Bulgarian

Darya Kavistkaya

Michael Haghkerdar

(2009)

Western Iranian Ezāfé: A Comparative Syntactic Analysis

Raffaella Zanuttini and Thomas Leu

Samantha Amodeo

(2008)

The Suffix -esque in English: History and Contemporary Usage

Dianne Jonas and Laurence Horn

María Castellanos

(2008)

Tonal Phenomena in Oapan Nahuatl

Stephen Anderson

Eric Ciaramella

(2008)

Topics in Georgian Morphosyntax: The Verbal Noun and Doubled Verbs

Darya Kavitskaya, Dianne Jonas, and Robert Greenberg

Heather Freeman

(2008)

Hapax Legomena in the Old English Exodus: An Etymological Study

Roberta Frank

Dianne Jonas

Harry Guinness

(2008)

Shades of Brown: Standard Scottish English in a Received Pronunciation World

Dianne Jonas

Philip Andrew Patrick Olson, III

(2008)

Dative Experiencer Verbs in Georgian: A Study of Subjecthood and Agency

Dianne Jonas

Nicole Thain

(2008)

Sentential Negation in French and French Based Creoles

Dianne Jonas

Jessie Theobald-Ellner

(2008)

Functional Categories in English and German Broca’s Aphasia Production

Maria M. Piñango

Brendan Woo

(2008)

Effects of Short-Term Environment Change on Language Attrition: Cross-Linguistic Case Studies

Dianne Jonas

Josh Ehrlich

(2007)

Irony
What and Why

Laurence Horn

Ken Garber

(2007)

On the Statues of V-to-I in Faroese and the Role of Danish Influence: A myspace.com study of native speakers

Dianne Jonas

Claire Halpert

(2007)

The Present-Tense Alternation in Zulu Syntax

Olúşeye Adéşolá and Dianne Jonas

Elizabeth D. Johnson

(2007)

The Phonological Lexicon: Gesture or Feature Based? A Sensorimotor Adaption Investigation

Maria M. Piñango

Christopher Lapinig

(2007)

Standard Outsourced English: A Critical Analysis of the Use of English in Philippine Call Centers

R. Greenberg and A. Camacho

Brandon LeVon Cook

(2007)

Accounting for Code-Switching in Japanese-English Popular Music

Dianne Jonas and Laurence Horn

Michael Shvartsman

(2007)

Adjudicating Between Linguistic Theory Types Based on Evidence From Priming: The Case of Successive Cyclicity

Maria M. Piñango

Patty Breech

(2006)

The Verbal Syntax of Old Spanish: A statistical analysis of El libro del Caballero Zifar

Dianne Jonas

Jonathan Breit

(2006)

Perspective in Generative Metrics

Stephen Anderson and Ioana Chitoran

Serena Crivellaro

(2006)

The Syntax of Cimbrian: Contact-Induced Change in an Endangered Language

Dianne Jonas

Catherine M. Dolan

(2006)

Language in Croatia: Influenced by Nationalism

Robert D. Greenberg and Dianne Jonas

Erica Hilary Greenberg

(2006)

Evidence for the Divergence Hypothesis?
A Historical Study of Zero Copula in African American English Child Speech

Laurence Horn

Gary Gregoricka

(2006)

A Synchronic and Diachronic Analysis of Aspects of Middle Egyptian and Coptic Syntax

Dianne Jonas

Vardit Haimi-Cohen

(2006)

The Authorship of Saint Erkenwald: A Syntactic and Etymological Study

Marie Boroff and Dianne Jonas

Detelina Kalkandjieva

(2006)

L1 Attrition and L2 Influence: Multiple Wh-Fronting in Bulgarian-English Bilinguals

Maria Babyonyshev

Kyle Orr

(2006)

Towards a Complete Theory of Extraprosodic Behavior

?

Leslie J. L. Root

(2006)

Statistical Learning in Infant Phonological Acquisition: Investigating an Articulatory Approach

Ioana Chitoran

Gabriel Gil Arana

(2005)

A Minimalist Approach to Code-Switching in English-Chinese Wh-Questions

Maria Bayonyshev

Lisa Edelson

(2005)

The Relationship between Prosody and Expressiveness in Williams Syndrome

Dianne Jonas

Jennifer Guest

(2005)

Computer Terminology in Scottish Gaelic

Dianne Jonas

Anneli Chambliss

(2004)

Experiencers in Finnish raising constructions: a study of the verb vaikuttaa (joltakin)

Dianne Jonas

Denali K. Dasgupta

(2004)

PLAYED: An Examination of Pragmatics in Conversation and Game Discourse

Laurence Horn

Samantha Jay

(2004)

An Analysis of Interjections: Theory, Biology, and the Brain

Laurence Horn

James Ryan Larsen

(2004)

It’s More Than Just Spanglish: Spanish-English Code Switching in Determiner Phrases

Dianne Jonas

Patricia S. Vandel

(2004)

Prospects for an Endangered Language: The Effects of Stigmatization, Group Sentiment and Standardization Movements on the Future of the Kashubian Language

Darya Kavitskaya

Karen Ash

(2003)

Japanese and English Within Palaun

Dianne Jonas

Charles Colman

(2003)

Acquisition of Past Tense Aspect in Child Spanish and French 
A Comparative Study

Dianne Jonas

Xin Dong

(2003)

The Syntax of Nonverbal Sentences in Middle Egyptian

Dianne Jonas

Tova Friedman

(2003)

The Existential Sentence in Modern Hebrew

Dianne Jonas

Jill Gray

(2003)

Train Go Sorry: Idiomaticity in American Sign Language

Laurence Horn

Jonathan S. Lehman

(2003)

Vowel Hiatus Resolution in the Transition from Vulgar Latin to Portuguese: An Optimality-Theoretic Account

Darya Kavitskaya

Kelsey Linnett

(2003)

Class III Strong Verbs in Old Norse: A Historical Account from A Modern Perspective

Dianne Jonas

Abhimanyu Sud

(2003)

Molecules: Thermodynamics 
Gestures: Constraint Ranking

Louis Goldstein

James Summer

(2003)

The Evidence for Phonological Merger in the LAGS

Laurence Horn

Jennifer Watson

(2003)

Talk, Terms, and Turn-Taking in a Virtual Environment

Dianne Jonas

Catherine Armstrong

(2002)

Motivation and its Effects on the Pronunciation of Spanish as a Second Language

Dianne Jonas

Matthew H. Blong

(2002)

On the Debated Origins of European Hydronymy

Stanley Insler

Vanessa Herald

(2002)

Rhotic Distribution in Caipira: A Dialect of Brazilian Portuguese

Darya Kavitskaya

Jeffrey S. Jacobi

(2002)

African American Vernacular English in New Haven, Connecticut: A Linguistic Survey of the Tre

Laurence Horn

David Stewart

(2002)

The Status of Welsh Culture and Language in Patagonia

Dianne Jonas

Joshua Wright

(2002)

Sanskrit Language, Mother Language: Linguistic and Cultural Revival in Modern India

Dianne Jonas, and Stanley Insler

Michael Ellis

(2001)

Computational Implementation of Discourse Representation Theory for Information Retrieval

Charles Yang

Mark Herz

(2001)

The Possible Subjecthood of the Preverbal NP of the German Verb scheinen, ‘seem’

?

Erin Elizabeth Rowe

(2001)

Pragmatic Deficits in Autism

Dianne Jonas

Elana Lee Solon

(2001)

A Platinum Tongue
African American Vernacular English as a Prestige Language

Dianne Jonas

Erin Callaham

(2000)

Derivational Morphology in Guadeloupe Creole

Dianne Jonas

Elisha M. Danford

(2000)

Universal Grammar Ain’t Just for Kids Anymore: Second Language Acquisition After the Critical Period

Sergey Avrutin

Brooke Anne Hutchens

(2000)

An Analysis of the SE Morpheme in Catalan, Italian and Spanish

Dianne Jonas

Stefanie B. Lindskog

(2000)

Socio-linguistic and Conversational Motivations of Code Switching

?

Sarah R. Malech

(2000)

An Investigation of Narrative Language in Children With Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Using the Social Attribution Task

Rhea Paul

Jasmine Cagle Swann

(2000)

First Language Interference in Written Expression: A Multi-dialectical Analysis of English Language Skills and a Proposal for a Pedagogy of Integrated Focused Correction

Dianne Jonas

Thomas J. Conners

(1999)

Reordering the Sagas: Evidence Towards a Head Initial VP in Old Icelandic

Dianne Jonas

Esther Han

(1999)

Initial Liquid Loan-word Adaptation in Korean: The Case of the Sliding Constraint

?

Gregory S. Joo

(1999)

A Historical Analysis of the Experiencer Verb Think

Dianne Jonas

Gordy Rogers

(1999)

Explaining Neutral Vowels in Uralic: an Historical Approach

?

Anthony Sagnella

(1999)

Italo-American Speech in New Haven

Abigail Kaun

Benjamin Smith

(1999)

Conversation and Rationality: The Human Subject in Theories of Language Use

Laurence Horn

Lali Trevor

(1999)

Negation in Cantonese

Dianne Jonas

Daniel Ezra Johnson

(1998)

The Tensing and Laxing of Short “A” in New Haven, Connecticut

Joseph Errington

Rebecca L. Merz

(1998)

Spelling-Pronunciation Discrepancies in English: How English Spelling Got To Be So Weird

Dianne Jonas

Adam Morse

(1998)

Bridging and Definite Noun Phrases

Professor Horn

Pamela Halsey Varady

(1998)

Multiple Wh-fronting in Yiddish

Dianne Jonas

Benjamin Oshrin

(1997)

The Learning Model

Abigail Kaun

Bridget Copley

(1996)

The Significance of Negative Suprasegmentals
Evidence for Term Logic Negation in American Sign Language

Laurence Horn

Jennifer Cunningham

(1996)

Evidence for the Role of Pragmatics in Children’s Interpretation of Anaphors

Sergey Avrutin

Preethi Krishmamurthy

(1996)

“Out, Out, Damn Gender Gap”: The Effects of Sex on Profanity

Laurence Horn

Ginessa E. Lawson

(1996)

Classical and Romantic Views of Metaphor In Modern Linguistic Theory

Laurence Horn

Matthew Richardson

(1995)

Defining the Notion of ‘Subject’ in Hindi

Stephen R. Anderson

P. H. Wilt

(1995)

Endowing Names with Prejudice: Linguistic and Nonlinguistic Sources of Derogation

Laurence Horn

Susan Wolf

(1995)

Fragmented Discourses: Nationalistic and Ethnic Identitarian Ideologies Underlying Bilingual Education

Joseph Errington

Rebecca Om

(1994)

Taboo Avoidance and Creativity in Language

Laurence Horn

Natasha Millikan

(1993)

And Ain’t I a Man?
Masculine Bias in He-man English

Laurence Horn

Eric Brown

(1992)

The Politics of Gay Language

Laurence Horn

Renée Fleysher

(1992)

“CARTE BLANCHE”: Sociolinguistics of Interaction and Framing of License in Popular Humor in Montreal, Canada

Joe Errington

Anne Curzan

(1991)

Sex and Sexism in Words
The transition from grammatical to natural gender in the English Language

Laurence Horn

Jason R. Merchant

(1991)

The impersonal passive in Dutch and German

Laurence Horn

Jay Sekora

(1989)

Discourse, Functional Sentence Divisions, Word Order, and Language Processing

Laurence Horn

Catherine Marquet

(1987)

Gender, Power and Language: Implications of Actual and Perceived Speech in a Patriarchal Society

Laurence Horn

Andrew F. Swartz

(1987)

A Report to the Scholars of the House Committee
Sign Language Research
An Analysis of the Vocabulary of American Sign Language With Emphasis on a few Verbs of Locomotion

Richard Gerrig

Samuel Bayer

(1984)

A Theory of Linearization in Relational Grammar

Laurence Horn

Anne Malcolm

(1984)

The Laity and the Tiger: The Semantics of Kind Terms

Laurence Horn

Lory A. Barsdate

(1983)

Legal Language: Form and Reform

Laurence Horn

Osvaldo Jaeggli

(1976)

Some Remarks on Spanish Clitics

Laurence Horn

Barbara Johnstone

(1974)

   

Essays with unknown dates (1991-1999)

Anthony Losongco

(?)

Optimality Theory and the syntax of codeswitching: Approaches, methods, and applications

Dianne Jonas

John Eure

(?)

Maltese Arabic Syllabic Phenomena in Optimality Theory

?

Alison Frazzini

(?)

Effects of Dialect-Variability on Recall of Spoken Word Lists

Louis Goldstein and Laurence Horn