Month: January 2017

Pietraszko (2017) – Relative clauses and CP nominalization in Ndebele

Relative clauses and CP nominalization in Ndebele Asia Pietraszko January 2017 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003273 I argue that embedded clauses in Ndebele (Bantu, Zimbabwe) are nominalized — they project a DP shell. I provide syntactic and morphophonological evidence for DP shell in

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Kawahara (2017) – Durational compensation within a CV mora in spontaneous Japanese: Evidence from the Corpus of Spontaneous Japanese

Durational compensation within a CV mora in spontaneous Japanese: Evidence from the Corpus of Spontaneous Japanese Shigeto Kawahara January 2017 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003269 Previous experimental studies showed that in Japanese, vowels are longer after shorter onset consonants; there is durational compensation

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Kawahara (2017) – Vowel-coda interaction in Spontaneous Japanese utterances

Vowel-coda interaction in Spontaneous Japanese utterances Shigeto Kawahara January 2017 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003264 Japanese is often considered to be mora-timed, and the existence of syllables is sometimes questioned. Evidence for syllables comes from interactions between a vowel and the following consonant.

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Ulfsbjorninn (2016) – Bogus Clusters and Lenition in Tuscan Italian: Implications for the theory of sonority

Bogus Clusters and Lenition in Tuscan Italian: Implications for the theory of sonority Shanti Ulfsbjorninn December 2016 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003267 It is widely believed that syllabification is determined by a sonority-driven algorithm like the Sonority Sequencing Principle (Selkirk 1984; Clements 1990,

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Boskovic (2016) – Tone sandhi in Taiwanese and phasal spell-out

Tone sandhi in Taiwanese and phasal spell-out Zeljko Boskovic December 2016 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003263 The paper examines the C particle kong in Taiwanese. Following Simpson and Wu (2002), the paper argues that tone sandhi that kong participates in provides an

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Creemers, Don, & Fenger (2016) – Some affixes are roots, others are heads

Some affixes are roots, others are heads Ava Creemers, Jan Don, Paula Fenger December 2016 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003258 A recent debate in the morphological literature concerns the status of derivational affixes. While some linguists (Marantz 1997, 2001; Marvin 2003) consider derivational affixes

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De Clerq (2016) – Prosody as an argument for a layered left periphery

Prosody as an argument for a layered left periphery Karen De Clercq December 2016 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003240 Van Heuven and Haan’s (2000, 2002) experimental work on the prosody of Dutch question types found that the prosodic signalling of interrogativity is

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Call for papers: CogSci 2017

CogSci 2017, to be held in London July 26 – July 29th, 2017, has as a theme “Computational Foundations of Cognition”. Abstract submission closes Feb. 1. http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/conference/cogsci2017/submissions/ http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CallforPapersCogSci2017-1.pdf

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Call for papers: Réseau français de phonologie

http://www.gipsa-lab.fr/colloque/RFP-2017/accueil.html The 2017 edition and the 15th meeting of the French Phonology Network (Réseau français de phonologie) will take place at the University of Grenoble, France, from the 5th to the 7th of July. The deadline is the 3rd of

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AMP 2016 gender data

From Claire Moore-Cantwell Below are some graphs of gender data collected at AMP 2016, by Jesse Zymet and Eric Bakovic. Note that unlike previous reports of this type, participants are broken down by gender, but also by whether they are

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