Month: April 2016

Al-Oshari and Al-Shar’abi (2016): Serial Feet Construction in Cairene MSA: A Harmonic Serial Account

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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Call GDRI Phonological Theory Agora 2016 in Tours (France)

Following the meetings held in Lublin (June 2015) and Nijmegen (December 2015), the Phonological Theory Agora network invites submissions for its next meeting to be organized in Tours, France, on October 14th-15th. The topic of the Tours meeting is “Phonology

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Schwartz & Goad (2016): Indirect positive evidence in the acquisition of a subset grammar.

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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Cheng and Downing (2016): Phasal syntax = cyclic phonology?

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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Ryan (2016): Attenuated spreading in Sanskrit retroflex harmony

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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Kawahara (2016): The prosodic features of the “moe” and “tsun” voices

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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Everett (2016): Grammar Came Later: Triality of Patterning and The Gradual Evolution of Language

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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The representation of women in phonological discussion: Data from SCAMP 2016

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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Program for NAPhC 9 available

The program for the Ninth North American Phonology Conference, to take place May 7-8 2016 at Concordia University, is now available here: http://linguistics.concordia.ca/naphc9/program.html    

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Pater (2016): Substance matters: A reply to Jardine (2016)

Direct link: https://goo.gl/t5k6Ub Pater, Joe. 2016. Substance matters: A reply to Jardine (2016). Ms, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Comments welcome! Abstract. Jardine (2016) points out an interesting shared formal property of two types of phonological pattern, termed “Unbounded Plateauing” and “Sour Grapes”:

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