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Coronal palatalization without dorsal palatalization

This project will focus on full palatalization in English. Specifically, we will examine Chen (1973)’s hierarchy of consonants that palatalize, and we will use English examples to both falsify and corroborate the universal. In section VI, we will discuss whether falsification or corroboration of the universal is more convincing. We will conclude with the implications of our decision for phonological theory, as well as with directions for future research.

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The syntax and semantics of Chinese classifiers

Bare nouns are nouns that have not been modified by quantifiers or determiners. In English, bare nouns may co-occur with numerals or quantifiers to indicate quantity of the noun…


However, in other languages, such as Chinese, bare nouns typically require classifiers (CL), sometimes called measure words, to intervene before the bare noun…

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