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Considerations when constructing a semantic differential scale.
The vast majority of language attitude studies have employed a semantic differential scale to elicit the listener’s perceptions of various language varieties and the speakers of those varieties. Expand
Promoting Agency or 'Stepping Stones R Us'? : recent Melbourne youth theatre.
The face of young people's theatre (YPT) in Australia underwent profound change through the 1980s and 1990s.1 In short, theatre-in-education, (theatre performed by professional companies for the… Expand
The Grammaticization of zero : asymmetries in tense and aspect systems.
An interesting consequence of the grammaticization process is the development of meaning in zero-marked forms. When a grammaticizing overt morpheme becomes obligatory, it may happen that other… Expand
'Separate and peculiar' : the survival of 'Pennsylvania Dutch' in Ontario, Canada.
At the beginning of the 19th century immigrants of German and Swiss origin flooded into Ontario from Pennsylvania bringing with them their particular dialect of German (hereafter PG). Waterloo… Expand
Cypriot as a Vos language.
1.0 Introduction Cypriot is usually referred to as a dialect of Greek, but Standard Greek and Cypriot are mutually unintelligible. According to Newton (1972:19), “While speakers of village dialect do… Expand
Referent tracking strategies of young children in extended narrative discourse.
Introducing, tracking and differentiating between the various characters in a story are essential features of storytelling. This paper reports on a study in which narratives were elicited from ten… Expand
Aspectually-bounded structures in the Chinese pear stories : the two le's in Chinese : a case of homonymy, polysemy or neither?
In standard Chinese, time reference is indicated largely by lexical means, that is, through the use of temporal adverbs and phrases which indicate the time setting, for example, in the initial stages… Expand