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In: Experiential Constructions in Latin
In: Experiential Constructions in Latin
In: Experiential Constructions in Latin
In: Experiential Constructions in Latin
In: Experiential Constructions in Latin
In: Experiential Constructions in Latin

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In this paper, it is my intention to carry out a thorough survey of both Achaemenid Elamite and Old Persian indefinite pronouns in order to assess whether their occurrences and respective developments (Middle Persian indefinites) can shed some new light over the real nature of these morphological forms. I will show that, in many respects, the indefinite pronouns attested in both languages entail contact-induced formations.

In: Ancient Indo-European Languages between Linguistics and Philology
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The present study treats the acquisition of stress in Greek. The goal is the investigation of the mechanisms through which children manage ultimately to acquire the stress system of their native language. The Greek data were drawn from the natural speech of five children ages 1;10 to 3;0 years. The findings of the research emphasize interesting similarities to and differences from the data of children who acquire other languages. More specifically, the children who acquire Greek show a systematic faithfulness to the stressed syllable, which, for the most part, they preserve in their realizations, however not in trochaic feet, even though they are considered the most natural structures in child speech crosslinguistically. As a result, iambic and trochaic structures are manifested in parallel fashion in the speech of different children (inter-child variation) or even in the speech of a single child (intra-child variation). The analysis of the data, done within the framework of the model of Optimality Theory (Prince & Smolensky 1993), demonstrates that children use parallel grammars throughout the different stages of development.

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In: Journal of Greek Linguistics
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This investigation focuses on the subtle features of the Syntax-Semantics and Syntax-Discourse Interfaces as they are manifested in the comprehension and production of typically developing children acquiring Greek as a native language. Many studies have concluded that aspectual semantics is acquired at any early age in children. The results of the present study are consistent with this observation. Moreover, it offers proof that the integration of pragmatics and compositional properties of telicity, which are necessary in order to overcome the lexical aspect of manner-of-motion verbs in non-locative contexts (due to lack of coercion, which does not occur with motion verbs), leads to processing load and results in a delay of acquisition after a child reaches 10 years old.

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In: Journal of Greek Linguistics
In: Journal of Greek Linguistics