Comments welcome! Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1552_smolensky_1.pdf ROA: 1286 Title: Gradient Symbolic Representations in Grammar: The case of French Liaison Authors: Paul Smolensky, Matthew Goldrick Comment: Length: 37 pages Abstract: Longstanding theoretical debates about whether structure A or structure B is the correct …

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Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1554_alexei_kochetov_1.pdf ROA: 1287 Title: Palatalization and glide strengthening as competing repair strategies: Evidence from Kirundi Authors: Alexei Kochetov Comment: Preprint, published in Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 1(1): 14. 1-31 (2016), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.32 Length: 35 pages Abstract: Alternations …

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Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1555_mccarvel_1.pdf ROA: 1288 Title: Harmonic Serialism with Lexical Selection: Evidence from Jèrriais allomorphy Authors: Miranda McCarvel Comment:   Length: 219 Abstract: Harmonic Serialism (HS) is a constraint based theory of phonology that has gained interest in the last ten …

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A symposium on The role of predictability in shaping human language sound patterns will be held in conjunction with the 16th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST2016) this December in Sydney. Please see the call for papers at: http://sst2016.westernsydney.edu.au/index.php/predictability-symposium/  

Jarosz, Gaja. 2016 / under review. Defying the Stimulus: Acquisition of Complex Onsets in Polish. University of Massachusetts manuscript. Direct Link Abstract Behavioural findings indicate that English, Mandarin, and Korean speakers exhibit gradient sonority sequencing preferences among unattested initial clusters (Davidson 2006; …

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Workshop on “Prosody in syntactic encoding” (DGfS 2017) Submission deadline: August 15, 2016 dgfs2017.uni-saarland.de Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer Sprachwissenschaft AG 6: Prosody in syntactic encoding Saarbruecken, Germany March 8-10, 2017 ==================== Call for Abstracts ==================== Workshop description: Theories of language production and theories of grammar agree in that …

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Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1548_merchant_1.pdf ROA: 1285 Title: The Mother of All Tableaux Authors: Nazarre Merchant, Alan Prince Comment:   Length: 208pp Abstract: OT grammars arise from the comparison of candidates over a set of constraints. An OT typology, we show, implicitly compares …

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