Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1578_marwan_jarrah_1.pdf ROA: 1294 Title: Weightlessness Preservation in Jordanian Arabic Varieties: A Stratal OT Analysis Authors: Marwan Jarrah Comment:   Length: 13pp Abstract:             This research explores the morphological form of 2nd person possessive clitics …

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Direct link: https://www.academia.edu/29087504/The_Message_Shapes_Phonology_updated_version_October_2016_ Abstract: Based on a diverse and complementary set of theoretical and empirical findings, we describe an approach to phonology in which sound patterns are shaped by the trade-off between biases supporting message transmission accuracy and resource cost. We refer to this …

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The Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor (tenure-track) with a specialization in Phonology. We seek candidates who have a record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be able …

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Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1576_olga_urek_1.pdf ROA: 1293 Title: Palatalization in Latvian Authors: Olga Urek Comment:   Length: 310 Abstract: Palatalization is very commonly attested across languages and has sparked considerable interest in fields like linguistic typology, phonetics, and phonology. However, palatalization notoriously exhibits …

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This petition has been around for about 5 years now, but it’s been making the rounds on social media lately. Some recent discussion of this issue and related ones in phonology can be found in these posts to Phonolist. https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/commitment-to-gender-equity-at-scholarly-conferences.html “If …

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What is sent to spell-out is phases, not phasal complements Zeljko Boskovic Direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003150 October 2016 An appealing property of the phase theory is that it is relevant to many phenomena, i.e. many domain-based mechanisms are stated in terms …

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The role of Question-Answer Congruence (QAC) in child language and adult sentence processing [Dissertation] Direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003142 Ayaka Sugawara September 2016 This dissertation investigates experimentally the role of Question-Answer Congruence (QAC, von Stechow 1990, Rooth 1985, 1992) in child language …

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