Tense Unmarking in native Karen speakers acquiring the English Tense-Aspect System Public Deposited

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  • Moore, Devon
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Linguistics
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  • This presentation briefly explains the results of a linguistic study which analyzed the phenomenon of consonant cluster reduction, as well as the factor of lexical aspect, and their effects on the presence of unmarked tense in oral narratives. The inspiration for looking at these two variables in particular comes from historic literature in the sub-fields of linguistics concerned with sociolinguistics and second language acquisition. The data used for this project comes from sociolinguistic interviews conducted by Amy Reynolds with Karen Refugees living in North Carolina at the time of their interview. My analysis found that both consonant cluster reduction and similar phonetic factors, and lexical aspect, have a significant affect on unmarked tense. I was able to complete this project as a recipient of the Summer Award for Research-Intensive Courses given by the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Summer School at UNC-Chapel Hill.
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  • Mora-Marín, David
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Linguistics
  • Reynolds, Amy
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Linguistics
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