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dc.contributor.advisor Harrison, K. David Perkoff, E. Margaret 2015-05-14T17:21:10Z 2015-05-14T17:21:10Z 2015
dc.description.abstract The goal of this paper is to gain a deeper understanding of onomatopoeic words that symbolize animal cries in four different languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Japanese. Each language is first analyzed individually to discern whether or not its onomatopoeic words are marked. Marked words are distinct from the regular forms of the language either due to their individual phonemes or the structures in which they are combined. To determine this, the phonemic inventories of the regular and onomatopoeic forms present in each language are compared to one another. The animal cry data is then reviewed in the context of the phonotactic rules of the appropriate language. The scope is then expanded outwards to compare the representations of the same animal cries as they appear in Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Japanese. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of Linguistics en_US
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dc.rights Full copyright to this work is retained by the student author. It may only be used for non-commercial, research, and educational purposes. All other uses are restricted.
dc.title Not All Cows Moo en_US
dc.type Thesis (B.A.)

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