L. Billings

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Croatian yes-no questions: V 0-raising to-li versus-li hopping. Idioms have long been regarded as conforming to some kind of locality requirement constraining the relations between their parts. This requirement has taken various forms in the literature (see Marantz 1996, Nunberg, Sag, and Wasow 1994, and references cited there), and it will not be important(More)
Following Corbett's (1986) bibliography of the genitive-of-negation construction, we have compiled the following bibliography on the so-called-no/-to construction in Slavic, thus named because the verbal form ends in either-no or-to, two allomorphs of the historically neut sg form of the past passive participle (now distinct from the neut sg form:-ne/-te in(More)
Metastatic melanoma cells express a number of protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) that are considered to be targets for imatinib. We conducted a phase II trial of imatinib in patients with metastatic melanoma expressing at least one of these PTKs. Twenty-one patients whose tumours expressed at least one PTK (c-kit, platelet-derived growth factor receptors,(More)
  • Silvia Yu-ju, Loren Billings, Ilianen Manobo, Matigsalug Manobo, Agusan Manobo, Dibabawon Manobo
  • 2010
Approximately fifteen Manobo languages are spoken around the southern Philippines. Most of these require a single order if there are two personal pronouns. Two of these languages show widespread optional ordering; only in Obo Manobo and Kagayanen is there an ordering choice in the combination of two pronouns. Whereas the order with the more person-prominent(More)
Verbs such as PERSUADE and FORCE occur as the first verb in the pattern V1 + NP + V2, in which the referent of the NP is a semantic argument of V1 as well as of V2. For example, take (1). (1) Mary persuaded Fred to help. This sentence describes two related scenes, a 'persuasion' scene in which Mary says (or does) something to Fred, and a 'helping' scene in(More)
* * I would like to thank Wyn Johnson for her detailed comments on the early drafts of this paper. and the audience in AFLA XII at UCLA, especially Loren Billings, Huang Huei-chuan, and Kie Zuraw, for their comments and suggestions, which have greatly improved the content of this paper. All errors made in this paper are my own responsibility. This paper is(More)