Month: December 2016

Catalan Journal of Linguistics Special Issue on Exceptions in Phonology.

Eulàlia Bonet and Francesc Torres-Tamarit have edited a special issue on Exception in Phonology. The whole volume is available on the Catalan Journal of Linguistics Website (http://revistes.uab.cat/catJL), and the Table of Contents with links has been copied below. Table of

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Kayne (2016) – What is Suppletive Allomorphy? On ‘went’ and on ‘*goed’ in English

What is Suppletive Allomorphy? On ‘went’ and on ‘*goed’ in English Richard Kayne direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003241 December 2016 I have proposed analyses of English ‘went’ and of English ‘*goed’ that revolve around the notion of verbal theme vowel. These analyses

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LSA Special Session on Learning Lexical Specificity in Phonology

Claire Moore-Cantwell and Stephanie Shih have organized a special session at the 2017 LSA on Learning Lexical Specificity in Phonology. See below for the schedule and a summary by Claire and Stephanie. When/where: Friday, January 6, 2:00pm to 5:00pm @ JW

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Launch: Papers in Historical Phonology

We are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Papers in Historical Phonology’ (PiHPh). PiHPh aims to provide a platform for all work which connects the sound systems of languages with the past in any way, combining insights from theoretical phonology,

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Begus (2016) – Post-Nasal Devoicing and a Probabilistic Model of Phonological Typology

Post-Nasal Devoicing and a Probabilistic Model of Phonological Typology Gasper Begus direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003232 December 2016 This paper addresses one of the most contested issues in phonology: the derivation of phonological typology. I present a new model for deriving phonological

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Boskovic (2016) – On Verb Second and Clitic Second

On Verb Second and Clitic Second Zeljko Boskovic direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003234 December 2016 The paper argues that V-2 and clitic second should not be unified structurally. Second position clitics do not all occur in a fixed position high in the

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Francis(2016) – Language and dialect in China

Language and dialect in China Norbert Francis direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003228 December 2016 In the study of language learning, researchers sometimes ask how languages in contact are related. They compare the linguistic features of the languages, how the mental grammars of

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Potsma (2016) – Element subtraction in Pomeranian and German morphology – The competitive tier

Element subtraction in Pomeranian and German morphology – The competitive tier Gertjan Postma direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003216 November 2016 Taking new Pomeranian data as a starting point, we propose a competitive vocalic tier on which elements compete for prosodic space, besides

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Borekhuis (2016) – Object movement (object shift and scrambling)

Object movement (object shift and scrambling) Hans Broekhuis direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003217 November 2016 This review article is intended for a handbook on Germanic languages. It differs from previous reviews of Scandinavian object shift and continental W-Germanic scrambling in that it

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