Monthly Archives: May 2017

Bakovic (to appear) Apparent ‘sufficiently similar’ degemination in Catalan is due to coalescence

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ROA: 1310
Title: Apparent ‘sufficiently similar’ degemination in Catalan is due to coalescence
Authors: Eric Bakovic
Comment: To appear in the Proceedings of the 91st Annual Meeting of the LSA
Length: 9
Abstract: Cameron et al. (2010) and Fruehwald & Gorman (2011) present the pattern of homorganic consonant cluster reduction in Catalan as a challenge to Bakovic’s (2005) theory of antigemination, which predicts that any feature ignored in the determination of consonant identity for the purposes of antigemination in a given language must independently assimilate in that language. I argue that the pattern in Catalan is not a counterexample to this prediction if the reduction process is analyzed as coalescence, following Wheeler (2005), rather than as deletion.
Type: Paper/tech report
Keywords: Phonology

Microsoft Office learns IPA?

From Kie Zuraw: Phonolist has been a serious forum, but in the spirit of the old days of Phonoloblog, where miscellaneous phonological observations shared space with weightier matters, here is the first–and most frivolous–in a short series of posts from me.

The other day, I started typing Wagner lyrics, in IPA, into Microsoft Word for a phonetics class exercise.* Imagine how impressed I was when this alert popped up:

Could Word read IPA now? My amazement faded after I’d typed another couple of lines:

Just a lucky guess then, but it does make me wonder what the MS language detection software is doing.
* The exercise was to circle consonants with various places of articulation and then spot them in an MRI video of Michael Volle singing “Oh Du, mein holder Abendstern”–hence the operatic alveolar trills.

AMP 2016 Proceedings Published

The proceedings of the 2016 Annual Meeting on Phonology have now been published and are available at this link: The table of contents with links to papers is also reproduced below. Papers in the proceedings were presented orally at the conference, and papers in the supplemental proceedings were presented as posters.

Karen Jesney, Charlie O’Hara, Caitlin Smith, Rachel Walker


Jeroen Breteler, René Kager
Nick Danis
Guilherme D. Garcia, Heather Goad, Natália Brambatti Guzzo
Bruce Hayes
Sharon Inkelas, Stephanie S Shih
Gaja Jarosz, Amanda Rysling
Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron
Aleksei Nazarov, Gaja Jarosz
Shu-hao Shih
Juliet Stanton

Supplemental Proceedings

Hamed Altairi, Jason Brown, Catherine Watson, Bryan Gick
Reed Blaylock
Jason Brown
Sara Finley
Eleanor Glewwe
Deepthi Gopal
Nancy Hall, Nancy Vasquez, Muhammad Damanhuri, Francisco Aguirre, Connor Tree
Seoyoung Kim
Daiho Kitaoka
Adam McCollum
Irina Vitta Monich
Amanda Payne, Mai Ha Vu, Jeffrey Heinz
Péter Rebrus, Miklós Törkenczy
Nicholas Rolle
Ryan Sandell
Caitlin Smith
Benjamin Storme
Sheng-Fu Wang
Xiaomei Wang, Yen-Hwei Lin
Anthony D Yates
Sam Zukoff