LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts

The LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts (ExtAbs) are detailed abstracts based on presentations given at the LSA Annual Meeting. They are published after the meeting in an Open Access format on, the LSA's electronic publishing platform.

NOTE: extended abstracts for the 2013 are available here.

LSA Meeting Extended Abstracts 2013

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Semantic and phonological knowledge of native signers of American Sign Language (ASL) in a synonym task PDF PDF
Rama Novogrodsky, Sarah Fish, Robert Hoffmeister
Suffixing Preferences as a Consequence of Probabilistic Reasoning
Yoshihiko Asao
Phonology of hunting signs in two Kalahari-Khoe speaking groups (Ts'ixa and ||Ani)
Susanne Mohr, Anne-Maria Fehn
Calculating Frequency of Occurrence of ASL handshapes
Leah C Geer, Jonathan Henner, Diane Lillo-Martin
Only, at least, more and less
Thomas Brochhagen, Elizabeth Coppock
The English Possessive: Clitic and Affix
John J Lowe
Overt Degree Arguments as Internal Heads of Relative Clauses of Degree
Toshiko Oda
Critical discourse analysis of synchronic and diachronic variation in institutional turn-allocation
Michael A. Shepherd
Antireflexivization as a Causativization Strategy
Bonnie Krejci
Degrammaticalization in Northern Mao’s pronominal innovations: from subject prefix to full pronoun
Michael Bryan Ahland
Age, ability, and awareness in implicit and explicit second language learning
Karen Lichtman
Development of Coarticulatory Patterns in Spontaneous Speech
Melinda Denise Fricke
Verb Phrase Ellipsis and v: Evidence from Hocąk
Meredith Johnson
Article drop in headlines and truncation of CP
Andrew Weir
Postverbal DPs in Hocąk as Rightward Scrambling
Bryan Rosen
Politics and dialect variation: A sociophonetic analysis of the Southern Vowel Shift in Middle TN
Natalie Margaret Schrimpf
Acoustic bases for place-faithful loan adaptation
Christopher Adam, Aaron Weiner Marks
Why does epistemic must need indirect evidence, and is it logically strong or weak?
Lelia Glass
Remind-Me Readings: Evidence for Question Act Decomposition
Kazuko Yatsushiro, Uli Sauerland
Japanese Accent Shift: Generalizing from Ambiguous Input
Blake Hawkins Allen
Distinguishing negative polarity from concord in Korean
Jungmin Kang, Lyn Tieu
Factivity and Presuppositions
David Edward Schueler
A Gestural Interpretation of Variation and Variability in Minor Syllables
Becky Ann Butler
Covert contrast in child phonology is not necessarily extragrammatical
Tara McAllister Byun, Peter Richtsmeier, Edwin Maas
The status of Gumuz as a language isolate
Colleen Ahland
Phonetically and syntactically based reanalysis in the development of verbal better
Rachel Klippenstein
Left-Peripheral Interactions in English Imperatives
Ed Cormany
On not deriving auxiliary have from be
Bern Samko
Japanese Predicate Cleft Constructions as a Morphological Reduplication
Sachie Kotani
The Person-Case Constraint: A morphological consensus
Jelena Runic
WHO chased the bird? Narrative cohesion in an emerging language
Marie Coppola, Deanna Gagne, Ann Senghas
Paragoge as an indicator of language contact
E-Ching Ng
Variation and Preferences in Modern Hebrew Nonce Verbs
Michal Temkin Martinez
Individual on-line processing differences are not necessarily reflected in off-line acceptability judgments.
Dan Michel
Agreement and the Icelandic Passive: A Smuggling Account
Cherlon Ussery
Intervention, covert movement, and focus computation in multiple wh-questions
Hadas Kotek
Two Adpositional Predicates in Mayrinax Atayal—predicate selection and further implications
Zong-Rong Huang
Learnability of complex phonological interactions: an artificial language learning experiment
K. Michael Brooks, Bozena Pajak, Eric Bakovic
WHO chased the bird? Narrative cohesion in an emerging language
Marie Coppola
Polar question intonation in five Ghanaian languages
Michael Cahill
An Investigation of Scalars in the Antecedents of Conditionals
Karin Howe, Mandy Simons
The logophoric distribution of non-clause bound reflexives in Northeast Ohio English
Sara Schmelzer Loss
Working Memory Capacity and the Cognitive Underpinnings of Syntactic Processing
Polly O'Rourke
Modifiers of modal auxiliaries: New sources for ordering
Peter Klecha

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