Benjamin Nabnian

Thesis Title: “Loanword Adaptation: Tone assignment of loanwords in tonal languages (Thai)”

Thesis: prosody and underlying structure of tone, phonetics and phonology interface, interplay of tone, intonation, stress, and quantity, language contact, multilingualism, prosodic structure, phonological encoding and processing, underlying and surface representations, underlying systems and repair mechanisms

Psycholinguistcs: lexical representation and access, prosodic phrasing, phonological encoding and processing, speech production, experimental psycholinguistics, prosodic structure, lexical stress

Syntax: grammaticalisation, diachronic and synchronic usage, morphosyntax, historical pragmatics

Historical linguistics: language change and variation, comparative philology, historical and comparative phonology, morphology and morphosyntax, tonogenesis

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