Month: January 2017

Richards (2017) – Nuclear stress and the life cycle of operators

Nuclear stress and the life cycle of operators Norvin Richards January 2017 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003286 I offer a new argument in this paper for the proposal that empty categories left by extraction of DP may be of different kinds, depending on

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Kumagai (2017) – Testing OCP-labial effect on Japanese rendaku

Testing OCP-labial effect on Japanese rendaku Gakuji Kumagai January 2017 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003290 In Japanese rendaku, there are a number of factors that inhibit rendaku. One of them is that, although /h/ usually becomes labial /b/ when rendaku applies (e.g., hako

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Van Oostendorp (2017) – The head in poetic metrics

The head in poetic metrics Marc Van Oostendorp January 2017 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003287 Terms such as ‘foot’, ‘iamb’ and ‘trochee’ have been adapted from poetic metrics to phonological analysis and further extended. Within formal (generative) analyses of poetry it is usually

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Richards (2017) – Contiguity Theory and pied-piping

Contiguity Theory and pied-piping Norvin Richards January 2017 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003288 In this paper I apply the conditions of Contiguity Theory (Richards 2016) to the problem of pied piping. I derive the conditions on pied piping discovered by Cable (2007, 2010a,

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Richards (2017) – Deriving Contiguity

Deriving Contiguity Norvin Richards January 2017 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003289 In Richards (2016), I develop a theory of the cross-linguistic distribution of overt movement, which depends partly on a particular approach to the mapping of syntactic structure on prosodic structure. In

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Magri (2017) – Idempotency in Optimality Theory

Idempotency in Optimality Theory Giorgio Magri January 2017 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003282 An idempotent phonological grammar maps phonotactically licit forms faithfully to themselves. This paper establishes tight sufficient conditions for idempotency in (classical) Optimality Theory. Building on Tesar (2013), these conditions are

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Magri (2017) – Output-drivenness and partial phonological features

Output-drivenness and partial phonological features Giorgio Magri January 2017 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003283 Tesar (2013) develops the notion of output-drivenness, provides guarantees that OT grammars satisfy it, and demonstrates its learnability implications. This squib discusses the extension of Tesar’s theory to a

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Magri (2017) – Idempotency, output-drivenness and the faithfulness triangle inequality: some consequences of McCarthy’s (2003) categoricity generalization

Idempotency, output-drivenness and the faithfulness triangle inequality: some consequences of McCarthy’s (2003) categoricity generalization Giorgio Magri January 2017 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003284 Idempotency requires any phonotactically licit forms to be faithfully realized. Output-drivenness requires any discrepancies between underlying and output forms to

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Rolle & Vuillermet (2017) – Morphologically assigned accent and an initial three syllable window in Ese’eja

Morphologically assigned accent and an initial three syllable window in Ese’eja Nicholas Rolle, Marine Vuillermet January 2017 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003280 In this paper, we argue that Ese’eja demonstrates an initial three syllable window within which primary prominence must fall, a typologically

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Caha & Ziková (2017) – Vocalic alternations in Czech prefixes: evidence for prefix movement

Vocalic alternations in Czech prefixes: evidence for prefix movement Pavel Caha, Markéta Ziková July 2016 direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003276 This paper looks at a vowel zero alternation in Czech verbal prefixes (in comparison to Russian). We show that the data can only

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