Catherine E. Travis

List of John Benjamins publications for which Catherine E. Travis plays a role.

Articles

Travis, Catherine E., James Grama and Benjamin Purser 2023 Stability and change in (ing): Ethnic and grammatical variation over time in Australian EnglishEnglish World-Wide 44:3, pp. 435–469 | Article
Work on variable (ing) has highlighted its long-term stability and shared conditioning across English varieties. Here, we ask whether similar stability and conditioning holds in Australian English over time and across ethnicity. The data come from sociolinguistic interviews with 204 Australians… read more
Ethnic and ethnolectal variation in migrant communities have received much attention, but the manifestation and longevity of this variation is not yet well understood. Capitalising on Barbara Horvath’s foundational study of social variation in Australian English, and a comparable, recent corpus… read more
Travis, Catherine E. and Ghina Inas 2021 Gender, mobility and contact: Stability and change in an Acehnese dialectVariation and change in the languages of Indonesia, Ravindranath Abtahian, Maya and Abigail C. Cohn (eds.), pp. 142–167 | Article
We examine variation in a rural variety of Acehnese spoken in Aceh Province, to better understand the impact of long-term contact with Indonesian and increasing urbanization. The Great Aceh variety is characterized by variable realization of word-final (t) as a dental vs. glottal stop. Analyses… read more
Travis, Catherine E. and Rena Torres Cacoullos 2018 Discovering structure: Person and accessibilityQuestioning Theoretical Primitives in Linguistic Inquiry: Papers in honor of Ricardo Otheguy, Shin, Naomi and Daniel Erker (eds.), pp. 67–90 | Chapter
We probe grammatical person differences comparing 3sg with 1sg in actual language use, utilizing subject pronoun expression in Spanish. We reconfigure the familiar constraint of accessibility to distinguish between clause linking (prosodic and syntactic connectedness) in coreferential contexts and… read more
Travis, Catherine E. and Rena Torres Cacoullos 2014 Stress on I: Debunking unitary contrast accountsStudies in Language 38:2, pp. 360–392 | Article
Much previous work on stress describes its function as being that of marking contrast. While some evidence has been adduced in experimental studies, work on spontaneous speech data has been plagued by a lack of operational definitions. To address this, we examine approximately 1,500 tokens of the… read more
Peeters, Bert, Marie-Odile Junker, Catherine E. Travis, Patrick Farrell, Pedro Perini-Santos and Brigid Maher 2006 Natural Semantic Metalanguage exponents and universal grammar in Romance: Evaluators and descriptors; mental predicatesSemantic Primes and Universal Grammar: Empirical evidence from the Romance languages, Peeters, Bert (ed.), pp. 79–109 | Article
Peeters, Bert, Marie-Odile Junker, Catherine E. Travis, Patrick Farrell, Pedro Perini-Santos and Brigid Maher 2006 Natural Semantic Metalanguage exponents and universal grammar in Romance: Substantives; determines; quantifiersSemantic Primes and Universal Grammar: Empirical evidence from the Romance languages, Peeters, Bert (ed.), pp. 41–77 | Article
Travis, Catherine E. 2002 4. La Metalengua Semántica Natural: The Natural Semantic Metalanguage of SpanishMeaning and Universal Grammar: Theory and empirical findings, Goddard, Cliff and Anna Wierzbicka (eds.), pp. 173–242 | Article