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The Semantics of Optionality
For every participant role filler in an utterance, speakers must choose to leave it bare (e.g., "the interviewer") or to modify it (e.g., "the interviewer on Fresh Air"). Their decision is the end result of a combination ...
Left-right asymmetries in words: A processing-based account
This thesis presents a novel account of the suffixing preference and related phenomena based on language processing. The suffixing preference refers to the typological fact that suffixes are more common than prefixes in ...