Edinburgh Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics And Applied Linguistics
This online volume contains papers presented at the Edinburgh
Postgraduate Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Departmental
Conference on May 27th-29th 1996.
The volume has been divided into four sections:
The papers are placed on the site individually in encapsulated
postscript (EPS) format; however, they form a single coherent issue
which is numbered consecutively, and has a standardised
layout. The postscript documents were generated by means of
LaTeX. As most original contributions were submitted in Word 6
format, the Word-LaTeX conversion
developed by Allin Cottrell
proved invaluable for preparing the text.
Readers are free to download or print out any or all of the
papers as long as they are not altered in any way, or reproduced in any
other form without the consent of the authors. Copyright rests with the
authors, who also retain full rights to reproduce their material in any other
publication or form in the future.
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research work in the language sciences currently going on
at Edinburgh, and we have put them online to publicise our work --
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of Edinburgh Linguistics Department who helped with the technical
side of turning these Online Proceedings into a reality. Thanks also go
to Bob Ladd and Antonella Sorace for their work in organising the
Conference in May, and to the Heads of Departments Keith Mitchell
(Applied Linguistics), Ronnie Cann (Linguistics, at the time of the Conference)
and Jim Miller (Linguistics, now).
Dept. of Applied Linguistics
Mollá-Aliod, Dept. of Linguistics
Editors, 1996 Issue
- Using statistics to model the vowel space.
Matthew Aylett. Abstract. Paper (1033295 bytes in Postscript format).
- An analysis of between-speaker intervals.
Matthew Bull. Abstract. Paper (391228 bytes in Postscript format).
- The Representational Hypothesis: a return to Cartesian
Hassan Durgauhee. Abstract. Paper (357392 bytes in Postscript format).
- Syllable weight, stress patterns and nativisation.
Susan Fitt. Abstract. Paper (387220 bytes in Postscript format).
- Contrastive focus and contrastive topics in Greek.
Theodora Alexopoulou. Abstract. Paper (337694 bytes in Postscript format).
- Context and grammaticality in German.
Miriam Eckert. Abstract. Paper (335033 bytes in Postscript format).
- The distribution of adverbials in the Lozi clause.
Kashina Kashina. Abstract. Paper (353404 bytes in Postscript format).
- Case in Japanese.
Susumu Oh-ishi. Abstract. Paper (363084 bytes in Postscript format).
- Cultural meaning in a second-language text.
Carol Chan. Abstract. Paper (350371 bytes in Postscript format).
- What have the breasts of a running woman got to do with
Katalin Egri Ku-Mesu. Abstract. Paper (344247 bytes in Postscript format).
- Subjectivity, politeness and progressive form.
Sylvie Hancyl. Abstract. Paper (329546 bytes in Postscript format).
- A cognitive semantic account of semantic change.
Iraide Ibarreche. Abstract. Paper (329544 bytes in Postscript format).
- Aspectual composition and our (linguistic) interpretation
of the world.
Diego Mollá Aliod. Abstract. Paper (345941 bytes in Postscript format).
- Have you done your Chomsky? metonymic naming and
Anne Pankhurst. Abstract. Paper (333178 bytes in Postscript format).
- Plagiarism and questionable appropriation of text by
non-native speaker students in taught postgraduate
courses: views and experiences of postgraduate staff.
John Lesko. Abstract. Paper (334140 bytes in Postscript format).
- Syntactic accounts of agrammatism in English and Scots
Diane Nelson, Louise Kelly, Richard Shillcock & Ronnie Cann. Abstract. Paper (360377 bytes in Postscript format).
- Investigating age effects on ultimate attainment in second
Catherine Rice. Abstract. Paper (334940 bytes in Postscript format).
- The emergence of functional categories in bilingual first
Ludovica Serratrice. Abstract. Paper (358227 bytes in Postscript format).
- Conducting an Interview: using the analysis of a speech
event to elicit certain varieties of speech.
Margareta Tan & Thomas Herbst. Abstract. Paper (345965 bytes in Postscript format).
- Can theories of `linguistic imperialism' be falsified?
Attitudes to English in a Malaysian university.
John Cleary. Abstract. Paper (376977 bytes in Postscript format).