Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1522_aloshari_1.pdf ROA: 1275 Title: Serial Feet Construction in Cairene MSA: A Harmonic Serial Account Authors: Waleed Al-Oshari, Tawfeek Al-Shar’abi Comment: Length: 23 Abstract: In this study, we attempt to formulate a constraint-based account of stress in Cairene Modern Standard …

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Direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/002826 Schwartz, M. & H. Goad (to appear) Indirect positive evidence in the acquisition of a subset grammar. Language Acquisition.     Comments welcome! Abstract: This paper proposes that second language learners can use indirect positive evidence (IPE) to acquire a …

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The paper is published online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/synt.12120/abstract and will appear in print in Syntax in June. Abstract. This paper addresses three central questions in the phonology–syntax interface: What does phonology know about syntax? Does phrasal phonology “know” about syntax directly or indirectly (i.e., mediated by prosodic …

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Attenuated spreading in Sanskrit retroflex harmony Kevin Ryan April 2016 Direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/002953 Drawing on a two-million-word corpus of Sanskrit, two previously unrecognized generalizations are documented and analyzed concerning the morpho-prosodic conditioning of retroflex spreading (nati). Both reveal harmony to …

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The prosodic features of the “moe” and “tsun” voices Shigeto Kawahara April 2016 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/002949 As a case study of the general theme of this special issue—”different phonetic realizations of different social characters”, this paper explores prosodic features of …

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Grammar Came Later: Triality of Patterning and The Gradual Evolution of Language Daniel Everett Direct Link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/002948 April 2016 This paper argues that language is primarily a tool for communication, not primarily a means of thought expression. It makes the case …

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From Stephanie Shih  Here is the gender report from the recent meeting of California phonologists in SoCal (SCAMP), run by Eric Bakovic at UCSD, 8-9 April 2016. I’m posting it here in order to foster continuing discussion on the representation …

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Update – this paper will appear in Phonology in 2018. The final manuscript version is available here: https://works.bepress.com/joe_pater/34/. Comments are still welcome, and those on the earlier version by Jardine and McCollum are still applicable. Pater, Joe. 2016. Substance matters: A reply to …

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