Month: May 2016

Discussion: Phonology at general linguistics conferences

From Abby Kaplan: I’d like to solicit thoughts about the representation of phonology at general linguistics conferences.  (I’m thinking particularly of major regional conferences such as WCCFL and NELS.)  As I’m sure we’re all aware, the phonology talks are often

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Pater (2016): Universal Grammar with Weighted Constraints

Direct link: https://goo.gl/bYWTjL Pater, Joe. To appear 2016. Universal Grammar with Weighted Constraints. In John McCarthy and Joe Pater, eds. Harmonic Grammar and Harmonic Serialism. London: Equinox Press. pp. 1-46. Comments welcome! Abstract. This chapter presents an extensive examination of the

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Al-Oshari and Al-Shar’abi (2016): Wh-Movement in Taizi Arabic: An Optimality Theory Account

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1525_aloshari_1.pdf ROA: 1276 Title: Wh-Movement in Taizi Arabic: An Optimality Theory Account Authors: Waleed Al-Oshari, Tawfeek Al-Shar’abi Comment: Length: 10 Abstract: This paper investigates the syntax of wh-movement in Taizi Arabic (TA) within the Optimality theory framework. The scope

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Al-Oshari (2016): Prosodically-driven Constraint Re-ranking in OT

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1524_aloshari_1.pdf ROA: 1277 Title: Prosodically-driven Constraint Re-ranking in OT Authors: Waleed Al-Oshari Comment: Published in EFLU Occassional Papers in Linguistics Length: 21 Abstract: Constraint re-ranking is no novelty under the rubric of Optimality Theory. Sources in the OT literature

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Gender data from NAPhC question periods

From Eric Bakovic Following the lead of others reported here on Phonolist, I gathered questioner gender data at NAPhC 9 held earlier this month. Stephanie Shih was generous enough to generate the color-coded report based on the data that you

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Wagner (2016) – How to be kind with prosody

How to be kind with prosody Michael Wagner April 2016 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/002958 What was said is often interpreted relative to what was left unsaid. Evaluate statements such as That’s good can sound negative, because the speaker could have said

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de Paula (2016): The Sound System of Misiones Mbya

The Sound System of Misiones Mbya Matias de Paula April 2016 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/002977 Misiones Mbya is an indigenous language of South America spoken by the Mbya people in the Province of Misiones, Argentina. Although there are several studies in the

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Kickstarting a plotting revolution: Let’s talk about data visualization

From Alexander Martin Comments are most welcome! A group of young researchers has started an initiative to improve scientific communication, focusing specifically on data visualization and the pitfalls of the ever-present bar plots.   While there exist a wide array

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