Sara Crews Finley

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While the vast majority of linguistic processes apply locally, consonant harmony appears to be an exception. In this phonological process, consonants share the same value of a phonological feature, such as secondary place of articulation. In sibilant harmony, [s] and [ʃ] ('sh') alternate such that if a word contains the sound [ʃ], all [s] sounds become [ʃ].(More)
To study the relationships between amniotic fluid and maternal blood nutrient concentrations, we obtained amniotic fluid and blood samples simultaneously from 76 pregnant women at around 17 weeks gestation. Folate and vitamin B-12 levels were measured by microbiological assay and radioassay, respectively, and zinc, copper and iron levels by atomic(More)
We report on a mother and child with a paracentric inversion of the long arm of chromosome 18: 46,XX,inv(18)(q21.1q23). The child had findings in common with those seen in 18q- syndrome including: microcephaly, epicanthal folds, midface hypoplasia, and abnormally modeled ears, dermatoglyphic whorls on fingertips, clubfeet, hearing loss, and developmental(More)
Providing evidence for the universal tendencies of patterns in the world's languages can be difficult, as it is impossible to sample all possible languages, and linguistic samples are subject to interpretation. However, experimental techniques such as artificial grammar learning paradigms make it possible to uncover the psychological reality of claimed(More)
Relatively few cases of deletion 1q have been reported. These cases have been divided into three groups according to assigned breakpoints. They include proximal interstitial, intermediate interstitial, and terminal deletions. We present a male infant with an interstitial deletion of 1q with breakpoints determined by GTG banding as q25 and q32. Comparison(More)