Fresno Bee, The (CA), November 2, 1986 EDITORIALS HOME, 2pp
53 Authorizes the sale of $800 million in bonds to finance construction and improvement of public schools. Vote YES. 54 Authorizes the sale of $500 million in bonds to finance construction of state youth and adult correctional facilities. Vote YES. 55 Authorizes the sale of $100 million in bonds to finance improvements in domestic drinking water treatment systems...
Delaware State News (Dover, DE), May 1, 1998 Columns, 3pp
recorded a haunting rendition of ''I Only Have Eyes for You.'' It was (and still is) a big hit... a ''Pick of Frick.'' It could have been the theme song of the Dover Downs PR champ for standardbred racing, ''Mellifluous Marv'' Bachrad, last Sunday night. Fo r nearly two hours, all eyes of the 250 or more paying customers were on Bachrad as he reported on, lauded, and introduced a galaxy of winners at the 1997 U.S...
New York Times, The (NY), May 23, 2003 Foreign Desk Late Edition - Final, p. 14 4pp
Sending a mixed message to the French on his first visit here since before the war in Iraq, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said today that France's support for lifting United Nations sanctions against Iraq was "a step in the right direction," but cautioned that "the disagreements of the past" have not been forgotten...
This thesis investigates the forms, functions and behaviour of tone in the phonology,lexicon, morphosyntax and the phonology-grammar interfaces in Ikaan (Benue-Congo, Nigeria). The analysis is based on an annotated audio corpus of recordings from 29 speakers collected during ten months of fieldwork complemented with participant observation and informally collected data. The study demonstrates that tone operates at a wide range of levels of linguistic analysis in Ikaan. As phonemes, tones distinguish meaning in minimal pairs and are subject to phonological rules. As morphemes, tones and tonal melodies bear meaning in inflection, derivation and reduplication. In the syntax, tones mark phrase boundaries. At the phonology-semantics interface, constructionspecific constraints on the tonal representation distinguish between predicating and referential nominal modifiers. Combined with intonation and voicing, tones distinguish between statements and morphosyntactically identical yes/no questions. The research identifies a range of unusual tonal behaviours in Ikaan. The two tones H and L follow markedly different phonologies. In the association of lexical and grammatical tonal melodies, H must be realised whereas non-associated L are deleted. Formerly associated but de-linked L however are not deleted but remain floating. The OCP is found to apply to L but not to H. H is downstepped after floating L but not after overt L. In addition, three different locations of downstep are attested which correlate with different syntactic and semantic properties of the respective constructions. In two of these downstep locations, a leftward copying process occurs in addition to a generally applicable rightward copying process so that two directions of copying occur. The thesis concludes by discussing the implications of the Ikaan findings for the wider theoretical discourse with respect to the status of the OCP, the directionality of spreading and the modelling of downstep.