Month: February 2016

Surkalovic 2015: The No-Reference Hypothesis: A Modular Approach to the Syntax-Phonology Interface

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1517_surkalovic_1.pdf ROA: 1272 Title: The No-Reference Hypothesis: A Modular Approach to the Syntax-Phonology Interface Authors: Dragana Surkalovic Comment:   Length: 322 Abstract: This dissertation investigates the interface of syntax and phonology in a fully modular view of language, deriving

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MOLT 2016

The program and information on MOLT 2016 (the Montreal-Ottawa-Laval-Toronto Phonology workshop) is now available: https://sites.google.com/site/carletonmolt2016/ Hope to see you at MOLT! Please contact Lev Blumenfeld (lev dot blumenfeld at carleton dot ca) if you have questions about the workshop.

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UMass dissertations available on-line

UMass dissertations are now being made available on-line through our open access Scholar Works program. Below are the recent dissertations in phonology available there, as well as one newer one that has yet to be processed, but is available on

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Discussion: Paper review guidelines

From Joe Pater (pater@linguist.umass.edu) Bruce Hayes has agreed to let me post the following draft review guidelines he came up with a little while ago (though see his caveat below). I thought that putting these in the public domain might inspire reviewers

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Discussion: Sour Grapes and Use it or Lose It

From Joe Pater (pater@linguist.umass.edu) I’d like to ask whether anyone knows of examples of two apparently unattested phonological patterns, and also raise the issue of what their unattestedness means for accounts of unbounded feature spreading. The better-known of the two is

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NAPhC9 Call for papers

The 9th North American Phonology Conference (NAPhC9) will be held May 7-8, 2016 at Concordia University in Montreal. Invited speakers for NAPhC9 are Eric Bakovic (UCSan Diego) Karthik Durvasula (Michigan State University) We welcome abstracts for talks of 40 minutes (including questions)

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Prince 2016: What is OT?

From the OT-List Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1513_prince_1.pdf ROA: 1271 Title: What is OT? Authors: Alan Prince Comment: PDF of PPT. Length: 74 slides Abstract: Overview of the structure of OT, as it develops from the definition of optimality and determines the conduct

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