Proceedings of the 30th Northwest Linguistics Conference

Simon Fraser University
Working Papers in Linguistics
Volume 4

April 26-27, 2014
Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre Campus

Held on an alternating basis by the graduate linguistics students of Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, and the University of Washington, the NWLC brings together research by students in all areas of linguistics.

Editors: Pocholo Umbal, Cassidy Foxcroft, Heidi Brumbaugh, Lisa Shorten

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María Aloy Mayo
Simon Fraser University
An Emotional Approach to Discourse Analysis of
Women’s Magazines: An Application of Appraisal Theory
Fatemeh Mohammadian Haghighi
University of British Columbia
Women and English Language Learning: A Means of Social Empowerment
Una Y. Chow
University of Calgary
Intonation Patterns of Double Subjects in Mandarin: Evidence in Support of a Possessive Structure
Danica MacDonald
University of Calgary
The Changing Status of Plural-Marking in Korean
Pocholo Umbal
Simon Fraser University
An Optimality Theory Analysis of Woleaian Vowel Chain Shift and Compensatory Vowel Lengthening
Fiona Wilson
Simon Fraser University
Changes in Frequency of Use in the Italic Language
Yi-ming Marc Chou
National Tsing Hua University
Two Types of Object Control in Saisiyat: A Minimalist
S.-H. Jessica Yu
National Chiao Tung University
Syntax – Semantics Interface: On Indefinite WH as Placeholders in Mandarin Chinese
Jurij Božič
University of British Columbia
Syncretism and Impoverishment in Slovenian