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University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics

Selected Papers from NWAV 35

Introduction

The University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics (PWPL) is a biannual series published by the Penn Linguistics Club, the graduate student organization of the Linguistics Department of the University of Pennsylvania. The series has included volumes of previously unpublished work, or work in progress, by linguists with an ongoing affiliation with the Department, as well as volumes of papers from the NWAV conference and the Penn Linguistics Colloquium. This volume contains selected papers from NWAV 35, held from November 9-12, 2006, at Ohio State University. Thank you to Stephanie Brody, Michael Friesner, Laurel Mackenzie, and Josh Tauberer, for their help in editing this volume.

Conference Papers

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Spatial Diffusion of Language Practices within the Catholic Church in Louisiana
Sylvie Dubois, Emilie Leumas, and Malcolm Richardson

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Local Identity and Ethnicity in Pittsburgh AAVE
Shelome Gooden and Maeve Eberhardt

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Event Arguments and 'Be' in Child African American English
Lisa Green, Toya A. Wyatt, and Qiuana Lopez

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Are "Covert" /ɹ/ Allophones Really Indistinguishable?
Alina Twist, Adam Baker, Jeff Mielke, and Diana Archangeli