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    Masters Thesis
    Twomey, Stephanie.
    As David Crystal noted, the climate is changing: the study of language is coming of age. It now seems that linguistics is of interest to a much wider audience than ever before, although a question frequently asked is "Why bother to study language at a . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Okamoto, Shigeko.
    One of the linguistic features that differentiates languages like Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean from well known IE languages is their well-developed system of honorifics. What is to he understood by honorifics is that in these languages, a speaker . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Norris, Evan.
    The aboriginal population of what is now the State of California exhibited remarkable linguistic diversity. According to one study, seven major language families, accounting for ninety-one different languages, were present in California at the time of . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Mitsuya, Fumiko.
    In this study it is proposed that in Japanese the influence of consonant voicing is reflected more systematically on the duration of the preceding mora as a whole than on the preceding vowel segment alone. In other words, mora duration, not vowel s . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    McMurray, Dennis.
    Writing is essentially a rhetorical problem--how to demonstrate to the reader that the ideas presented in a composition are valid, justifiable, logical, fair-minded, clear, and, therefore, convincing. But despite this fact, the emphasis in ESL writing . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    McMurray, Carola Hafström.
    The evolution of Vulgar Latin into the modern Romance languages is a long and complex process. Because of the extensive nature and complexity of the subject, it is not within the scope of this paper to discuss all aspects of this evolution. Therefore, . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Kunugi, Katsuyo.
    Measurable immigration of Japanese to the United States began in 1866. Generally, the people who made the decision to come to this country were very homogeneous with regard to their chronological age, the geographic location in Japan they emigrate . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Kedrebeogo, Gerard.
    This paper analyzes the pronominal system of Moore, the language of the Mossi people of Upper-Volta in West Africa. It is the predominant language of that country with nearly three million native speakers. Moore is used as a second language by peop . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Buckheister, Patrick.
    Since the advent of Chcmskian competence, the concept of the mind of the language learner has developed from what was previously considered a tabula rasa to what may now be considered a network of fine connections linking nearly all facets of the . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Berryhill, Bruce Ray.
    The present study was initially designed to investigate the speech of native Oklahomans in the vicinity of Tulare, California, with the intent to demonstrate the stratification of regional dialect features across social classes. Such stratificatio . . .