Month: June 2016

Bennett, Elfner, and McCloskey (2016) – Lightest to the Right: An Apparently Anomalous Displacement in Irish

Linguistic Inquiry 47(2) http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/LING_a_00209?journalCode=ling#.V2gSXaJTKPh This article analyzes mismatches between syntactic and prosodic constituency in Irish and attempts to understand those mismatches in terms of recent proposals about the nature of the syntax-prosody interface. It argues in particular that such mismatches are

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Smith 2016: Segmental noun/verb phonotactic differences are productive too

Segmental noun/verb phonotactic differences are productive too Jennifer L. Smith Direct link: http://journals.linguisticsociety.org/proceedings/index.php/PLSA/article/view/3717 In Proceedings of the LSA, vol. 1 Comments welcome! ABSTRACT: Not all statistical patterns in a speaker’s lexicon are acquired productively, and it has been proposed that distinguishing

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Discussion: Chomsky 1957 on the English past tense

From Joe Pater I was reading Syntactic Structures recently for a non-phonological project, and I was surprised to come across in a footnote an analysis of an irregular past tense alternation that looked a lot more like Albright and Hayes

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Hyde 2016: Overlap, Recursion, and Ternary Constructions

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1544_hyde_1.pdf ROA: 1283 Title: Overlap, Recursion, and Ternary Constructions Authors: Brett Hyde Comment:   Length: 45 pages Abstract: A number of advantages have been claimed in the recent literature for theories that allow recursive, or internally layered, feet (Bennett

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Bennett, DelBusso and Iacoponi 2015: Formally mapping the typologies of interacting ABCD systems

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1540_bennett_1.pdf ROA: 1282 Title: Formally mapping the typologies of interacting ABCD systems Authors: William Bennett, Natalie DelBusso, Luca Iacoponi Comment: to appear in proceedings of AMP 2015 Length: 12 pp. Abstract: The theory of surface correspondence has been the

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Pons-Moll 2012: Lexical Exceptions, loanword phonology, Morphologically Driven Underapplication, and the Nature of Positionally Biased Constraints

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1539_ponsmoll_1.pdf ROA: 1281 Title: Lexical Exceptions, loanword phonology, Morphologically Driven Underapplication, and the Nature of Positionally Biased Constraints Authors: Claudia Pons-Moll Comment: Published in Catalan Journal of Linguistics, v. 11, p. 127-166, jan. 2012. Special issue on loanword phonology,

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New book: Sequential Voicing in Japanese

From Shigeto Kawahara A book on rendaku, edited by Timothy Vance and Mark Irwin, is now available from John Benjamins. It contains various approaches to a classic phonological problem in Japanese, rendaku, and related issues. It contains a chapter  I

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Storme (2016) – The adaptation of French liquids in Haitian: A test of the perceptual hypothesis

The adaptation of French liquids in Haitian: A test of the perceptual hypothesis Benjamin Storme June 2016 Direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003029 Haitian Creole shows an asymmetry in the way it adapted French liquids: the French lateral has a correspondent in Haitian

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Discussion: Examples of loanword nativization

From Shigeto Kawahara Dear colleagues, I am looking for examples of the following type. In loanword adaptation, sometimes the borrower start using a structure that was not allowed in their native language. For example, Japanese voiced geminates were not allowed

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Getting a Gravatar

From Joe Pater These instructions are the from the UMass Instructional Media Lab for getting an Avatar for WordPress sites. I’m putting them up here in case anyone would rather not be using the default avatar when posting comments here.

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