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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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