Queen Mary’s OPALs
Occasional Papers Advancing Linguistics

Queen Mary’s OPALs is an occasional series of working papers by faculty, students, and affiliated visitors at the Department of Linguistics, Queen Mary University of London as well as extramural collaborators. Research in the department covers a wide range of topics in socio- and theoretical linguistics and this is reflected in the string of OPALs. Papers are listed in reverse chronological order. If you have any questions concerning the series, or to make a submission, please contact Daniel Harbour. Style sheets are available for latex (sty, tex, pdf) and word (doc).
D. Adger: Constructions and grammatical explanation
M. Secova: Je sais et tout mais...: Might the general extenders in European French be changing?
E. de Leeuw, I. Mennen, J. M. Scobbie: Dynamic Systems, Maturational Constraints, and L1 Phonetic Attrition
E. de Leeuw: Reassessing maturational constraints through evidence of L1 attrition in the phonetic domain
D. Sharma, B. Rampton: Lectal focusing in interaction: A new methodology for the study of superdiverse speech
P. Elbourne: Incomplete descriptions and sloppy identity
D. Harbour: Mythomania? Methods and morals from ‘The myth of language universals’
L. Stockall, E.M. Husband, A. Beretta: The online composition of events
E. Levon: The voice of others: Identity, alterity and gender normativity among gay men in Israel
E. Levon: Teasing apart to bring together: Gender and sexuality in variationist research
E. Levon: The politics of prosody: Language, sexuality and national belonging in Israel
L. Martí: Implicit indefinite objects: The barest of the bare
E. de Leeuw, I. Mennen, J.M. Scobbie: Singing a different tune in your native language: First language attrition of prosody
C. Ciarlo: Subject clitic variability is not free variation: Evidence from a Northern Italian dialect
D. Sharma, A. Deo: Contact-based aspectual restructuring: A critique of the Aspect Hypothesis
J. Cheshire, S. Fox: Was/were variation: A perspective from London
A. Kleemann: Focus particle placement within German event nominals
C. Cotter, J. Damaso: Online dictionaries as emergent archives of contemporary usage and collaborative codification
E. Petit: Compliments and gender in French single-sex friendship groups
D. Harbour: Person hierarchies and geometry without hierarchies or geometries
D. Harbour: Number: Morphological use of semantic means
D. Adger: Fracturing the adjective: Evidence from Gaelic comparatives
K. Tanabe: Speech patterns of Japanese girls or gals: Symbol of identity & opposition to power
E. Petit: Topics of conversation and gender in French single-sex friendship groups
A. Kleemann: Distribution and interpretation of the German focus particle nur ‘only’ in sentences and DPs