Advanced search options

Advanced Search Options 🞨

Browse by author name (“Author name starts with…”).

Find ETDs with:

in
/  
in
/  
in
/  
in

Written in Published in Earliest date Latest date

Sorted by

Results per page:

Sorted by: relevance · author · university · dateNew search

You searched for +publisher:"The Ohio State University" +contributor:("Culicover, Peter"). Showing records 1 – 3 of 3 total matches.

Search Limiters

Last 2 Years | English Only

No search limiters apply to these results.

▼ Search Limiters

1. Sainz-Maza Lecanda, Lorena. INTERACTIONS AMONG FOCUS, EXHAUSTIVITY, AND CONSTITUENT ORDER IN SPANISH AND BASQUE.

Degree: PhD, Spanish and Portuguese, 2017, The Ohio State University

It has been recently suggested that exhaustivity plays a significant role in the differing structural configurations of information focus (e.g. Kiss, 2007; Yasavul, 2013; Destruel et al., 2015). Horvath (2007) defends that Hungarian immediate preverbal focus, but not in-situ focus, expresses exhaustivity. While this may be true of Hungarian, it remains an open question whether exhaustivity conditions the structural configuration other languages use to express information focus. In contributing to this question, this dissertation provides an investigation of the interactions among information focus, exhaustivity and constituent order in Basque and Spanish. Using experimental data from a series of forced-choice acceptability judgment tasks and interpretation tasks, it is shown that there is variation between immediate preverbal and in-situ information focus in Basque and sentence-final and in-situ information focus in Spanish. Crucially, results from a series of inferential analyses reveal, in both languages, this structural variation is indeed conditioned by exhaustivity. For Basque, my data show that immediate preverbal information focus [FOCUS Mikelek] [V entregatzen ditu] berandu egunero implies exhaustivity, which suggests a translation along the lines of `it is Mike (and no one else) who turns in homework late every day’, while the in-situ variant [FOCUS Mikelek] egunero [Ventregatzen ditu] berandu takes a non-exhaustive interpretation such as `Mike, among others, turns in homework later every day’. The same interpretive correspondence applies to Spanish: the sentence-final variant Los [V entrega] siempre tarde [FOCUS Miguel] receives an exhaustive reading, while its in-situ counterpart [FOCUS Miguel] siempre los [V entrega] tarde does not. With this information, I implement a formal syntactic treatment of exhaustive information focus structures using the feature-driven approach couched within Minimalism, and I compare this with a constructional version following the Construction Grammar framework.In light of the immediate preverbal vs. sentence-final alignment of information focus in Basque and Spanish respectively, the last part of this dissertation explores contact effects between these two languages and, in particular, the linguistic and social factors that influence the acceptability and production patterns of a non-standard alternative preverbal exhaustive information focus variant (e.g. [FOCUS Miguel] (los) [V entrega] siempre tarde `It is Miguel who turns them in late every day’) documented among Basque Spanish speakers (e.g. Zarate, 1976). Results from a Likert-scale acceptability judgment task suggest that participants’ likelihood to accept and/or produce the non-standard preverbal information focus is dependent on the type of focused phrase (i.e. NP, AdjP, AdvP, PP), the presence or absence of accusative clitics lo, la, los or las, as well as speakers’ origin (Basque vs. Non-Basque), their age, self-identification with Basque cultural ties, living environment and Basque proficiency. From a… Advisors/Committee Members: Culicover, Peter W. (Advisor), Schwenter, Scott A (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Linguistics; Information Focus, Exhaustivity, Word order, Basque, Spanish

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Sainz-Maza Lecanda, L. (2017). INTERACTIONS AMONG FOCUS, EXHAUSTIVITY, AND CONSTITUENT ORDER IN SPANISH AND BASQUE. (Doctoral Dissertation). The Ohio State University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1500285275822162

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sainz-Maza Lecanda, Lorena. “INTERACTIONS AMONG FOCUS, EXHAUSTIVITY, AND CONSTITUENT ORDER IN SPANISH AND BASQUE.” 2017. Doctoral Dissertation, The Ohio State University. Accessed September 22, 2020. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1500285275822162.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sainz-Maza Lecanda, Lorena. “INTERACTIONS AMONG FOCUS, EXHAUSTIVITY, AND CONSTITUENT ORDER IN SPANISH AND BASQUE.” 2017. Web. 22 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Sainz-Maza Lecanda L. INTERACTIONS AMONG FOCUS, EXHAUSTIVITY, AND CONSTITUENT ORDER IN SPANISH AND BASQUE. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. The Ohio State University; 2017. [cited 2020 Sep 22]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1500285275822162.

Council of Science Editors:

Sainz-Maza Lecanda L. INTERACTIONS AMONG FOCUS, EXHAUSTIVITY, AND CONSTITUENT ORDER IN SPANISH AND BASQUE. [Doctoral Dissertation]. The Ohio State University; 2017. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1500285275822162


The Ohio State University

2. Shain, Cory A. Differential Object Marking in Paraguayan Guaraní.

Degree: MA, Linguistics, 2009, The Ohio State University

Differential Object Marking (DOM), the marking of some but not all direct objects in a given language, is active in over 300 languages around the world. I examine the distribution of DOM in Paraguayan Guaraní by evaluating transitive clauses in a corpus of naturally-occurring Guaraní data with respect to several factor groups. I find animacy and topicality to have the strongest relationship with object-marking frequency and show that human topical objects are frequently marked, while non-human and/or non-topical objects are infrequently marked. I then examine a Guaraní corpus published in 1640, prior to substantial Spanish contact, and do not find any clear instances of DOM. This supports the hypothesis that DOM evolved in Guaraní as a result of Spanish influence, though I also show that DOM is not distributionally equivalent in Spanish and Guaraní today. The relevance of topicality to DOM in Guaraní is unaccounted for by the two main theories of DOM, what I call the "markedness approach" and the "transitivity approach," which only appeal to animacy and definiteness. Thus the current study motivates incorporating topicality into these theories. Advisors/Committee Members: Tonhauser, Judith (Advisor), Culicover, Peter (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Linguistics; linguistics; Guarani; Differential Object Marking; case marking; direct object; object; transitivity; markedness; topicality; animacy; definiteness; specificity; corpus, variation; language change; Paraguay; prominence; typology

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Shain, C. A. (2009). Differential Object Marking in Paraguayan Guaraní. (Masters Thesis). The Ohio State University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1243450139

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Shain, Cory A. “Differential Object Marking in Paraguayan Guaraní.” 2009. Masters Thesis, The Ohio State University. Accessed September 22, 2020. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1243450139.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Shain, Cory A. “Differential Object Marking in Paraguayan Guaraní.” 2009. Web. 22 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Shain CA. Differential Object Marking in Paraguayan Guaraní. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. The Ohio State University; 2009. [cited 2020 Sep 22]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1243450139.

Council of Science Editors:

Shain CA. Differential Object Marking in Paraguayan Guaraní. [Masters Thesis]. The Ohio State University; 2009. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1243450139


The Ohio State University

3. Sedarous, Yourdanis. Studies in Nominal Modification in Bohairic Coptic.

Degree: MA, Linguistics, 2016, The Ohio State University

Linguists specializing in Afro-Asiatic languages have, more often than not, focused on the Semitic branch, e.g Arabic and Hebrew. In doing so, much attention has been paid to certain phenomena that are characteristic of the Afro-Asiatic language family: (i) the bipartite and tripartite consonantal root system, allowing for non-concatenative (using the traditional interpretation of concatenation) morphological inflection (McCarthy 1981), (ii) definiteness spreading throughout the noun phrase (Ritter 1991/1992), (iii) the construct state (CS), and (iv) the interaction between VSO and SVO canonical word orders (Ouhalla 1994). Following in their footsteps, I pursue investigation of similar phenomena, however, this time within Bohairic Coptic.Coptic is the final stage of the Egyptian languages, and was spoken from the fourth to the fourteenth century CE, and the Bohairic dialect survives today, as the liturgical language within the Coptic Orthodox Church. In this thesis, I argue that a Functional approach to grammar best captures the cross linguistic variation, intra-linguistic variation, and contact induced changes found in the data revolving around the noun phrase in Bohairic Coptic. I then show the importance of focusing an investigation around the phrases, within the nominal system, that utilize the particle `n, because of `n’s manifestation in various phrases, as well as the historical progression of the phrases in which it appears throughout various stages of Egyptian. Advisors/Committee Members: Joseph, Brian (Advisor), Culicover, Peter (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Linguistics

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Sedarous, Y. (2016). Studies in Nominal Modification in Bohairic Coptic. (Masters Thesis). The Ohio State University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1461049426

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sedarous, Yourdanis. “Studies in Nominal Modification in Bohairic Coptic.” 2016. Masters Thesis, The Ohio State University. Accessed September 22, 2020. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1461049426.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sedarous, Yourdanis. “Studies in Nominal Modification in Bohairic Coptic.” 2016. Web. 22 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Sedarous Y. Studies in Nominal Modification in Bohairic Coptic. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. The Ohio State University; 2016. [cited 2020 Sep 22]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1461049426.

Council of Science Editors:

Sedarous Y. Studies in Nominal Modification in Bohairic Coptic. [Masters Thesis]. The Ohio State University; 2016. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1461049426

.