Ian Coffman

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Recurrent sound patterns in the synchronic phonological typology often find analogs in diachronic development, and thus any account of this typology must include a set of explanatory principles to account for their existence over others in both domains. While most accounts acknowledge the importance of substantive phonetic factors such as articulatory ease(More)
The goal of this thesis is to motivate and examine the consequences of a constraint prohibiting geminate-length supralaryngeal closures at the same place of articulation. Evidence for this constraint is attested in Apinayé and Hayu, two languages which allow heterorganic consonant clusters across a syllable boundary while heterosyllabic homorganic consonant(More)
Normative reference data used for clinical interpretation of neuropsychological testing results are only valid to the extent that the sample they are based on is composed of "normal" individuals. Accordingly, efforts are made to exclude individuals with histories and/or diagnoses that might bias test performance. In this report, we focus on these features(More)
BACKGROUND Caregivers of persons with dementia/Alzheimer's disease (AD) experience considerable physical and psychological burdens associated with their caregiving role. Although mobile technologies have the potential to deliver caregiver supports, it is necessary to demonstrate that caregivers in need of these supports are technology-enabled, that they can(More)
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