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The Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique

Volume 60, Number 1, March/mars 2015



Matching productivity indexes and diachronic evolution: The Old English
affixes ful-, -isc, -cund, and -ful

Raquel Mateo Mendaza

This article measures the productivity index of the Old English suffixes
-cund, - ful, and -isc as well as the prefix ful- and checks the results
against the diachronic evolution of the affixes. The frameworks brought to
the discussion include Type frequency measurement, as well as productivity
indexes proposed by Baayen (1992, 1993, 2009) and Trips (2009). The sources
are both textual (The Dictionary of Old English Corpus) and lexicographical
(the lexical database of Old English Nerthus). The conclusion drawn is that
Baayen’s (1992, 1993, 2002) index of Global Productivity provides the most
consistent results with the diachronic evolution of the affixes.


Stress properties of Greek compounds: Psycholinguistic considerations

Athanasios Tsiamas, Gonia Jarema, Eva Kehayia, Gevorg Chilingaryan

Theoretical accounts of Greek compounds argue for a close relation between
their stress properties and their underlying structure. Compounds that
preserve and receive stress at the same position as their second constituent
are analyzed as stem-word constructions, while those that receive
antepenultimate stress are viewed as belonging to the stem-stem category.
Using an auditory lexical decision task, we examine the effect of stress
change on the processing of compounds in the light of existing theoretical
linguistic accounts. Although our experimental results do not reach
statistical significance, we believe that they are informative of the
cognitive status and role of stress in compound processing. Finally, they
relate to existing theories of compounding in Greek and reflect the complex
interaction of the psycholinguistic effects of stress and the structural
properties of these constructions. http://bit.ly/cjl601b


A microparametric analysis of apparent postverbal negation in Taiwanese
Southern Min

Chyan-An Arthur Wang

This article investigates the postverbal negation construction in Taiwanese
Southern Min. I propose that the construction is derived in a way similar to
resultatives and that the postverbal negation bo and its affirmative
counterpart u are particular kinds of aspectual elements in the resultative
complement. Given this, the lack of (apparent) postverbal negation in the
closely-related language Mandarin Chinese can be ascribed to the fact that
Mandarin Chinese lacks this particular aspectual use of affirmative you and
negative mei(you) and thus it fails to generate the structure under
investigation. It is also shown that the proposed analysis is supported by
cross-linguistic correlations among Chinese languages. http://bit.ly/cjl601c



What can adult speech tell us about child language acquisition?

Marjoleine Sloos, Jeroen van de Weijer

This contribution explores a methodological problem in language acquisition
studies. Much research in language acquisition has shown that children use
statistical learning as a strategy in the acquisition of their native
language (Saffran et al. 1996 and many others). Frequency of occurrence is
also believed to determine the order of acquisition of phonological
structures in the construction of the grammar (Boersma and Levelt 2000,
Levelt et al. 2000, van de Weijer and Sloos 2013). How do we obtain the
relevant frequency information for acquisition studies? 




Phonological Variation in French: Illustrations from three continents ed. by
Randall Gess, Chantal Lyche, Trudel Meisenburg 

Samantha Cornelius



D’est en ouest : La variation du français au Canada dir. Liliane Rodriguez,
André Lapierre 

Carmen L. LeBlanc



Languages of the world: An introduction by Asya Pereltsvaig 

Karim Sadeghi, Sima Khezrlou



Note from the Editor

Éric Mathieu



Note du rédacteur

Éric Mathieu




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in linguistics in both English and French. The articles deal with linguistic
theory, linguistic description of English, French and a variety of other
natural languages, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics,
historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, first and
second language acquisition, and other areas of interest to linguists.
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