Month: December 2017

Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics

The proceedings of the inaugural meeting of the Society for Computation in Linguistics, to be held Jan. 4-7 in Salt Lake City, are now available at http://scholarworks.umass.edu/scil/. The table of contents is also pasted in below. PAPERS PDF Preface: SCiL 2018 Editors’

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Hayes (2016): Varieties of Noisy Harmonic Grammar

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1713_hayes_1.pdf ROA: 1331 Title: Varieties of Noisy Harmonic Grammar Authors: Bruce Hayes Comment: Invited talk at AMP 2016 (USC); published in online proceedings Length: 22 pages Abstract: Noisy Harmonic Grammar (NHG) is a framework for stochastic grammars that uses

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Hayes (2014): Comparative Phonotactics

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1712_hayes_1.pdf ROA: 1332 Title: Comparative Phonotactics Authors: Bruce Hayes Comment: Invited talk at CLS 50 (2014); version submitted to Proceedings volume Length: 20 pages Abstract: The phonotactic learner of Hayes and Wilson (LI 2008) discovers what could be called

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Magri (to appear): A note on phonological similarity in Tesar’s (2013) Theory of output-drivenness

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1714_giorgio_magri_1.pdf ROA: 1333 Title: A note on phonological similarity in Tesar’s (2013) Theory of output-drivenness Authors: Giorgio Magri Comment: to appear in the Journal of Logic and Computation Length: 26 pp. Abstract: Tesar’s (2014) notion of output-drivenness is an

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Bennett and Rose (to appear): Moro voicelessness dissimilation and binary [voice]

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1716_will_bennett_1.pdf ROA: 1334 Title: Moro voicelessness dissimilation and binary [voice] Authors: Will Bennett, Sharon Rose Comment: pre-print, appearing in Phonology Length: 41pp Abstract: This paper reports on a heretofore undescribed pattern of voicelessness dissimilation in the Kordofanian language Moro.

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Loufti (2017): Morphological Causatives in Moroccan Arabic

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1722_ayoub_loutfi_1.pdf ROA: 1335 Title: Morphological Causatives in Moroccan Arabic Authors: Ayoub Loutfi Comment: Length: 26 pp. Abstract: In Moroccan Arabic, morphologically-derived causatives are uniformly formed through the affixation of a consonantal mora in an infixed position. Two accounts have

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Caroline Fery (2017): Intonation and prosodic structure, CUP

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/intonation-and-prosodic-structure/60CBB12848BE9A17E2CD456954C230B4 The book covers intonation and prosodic structure from a phonological perspective. The model used is a compositional version of the tone-sequence model of intonation: melodies arise from the individual tones and the way they combine. It shows how morpho-syntactic

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Call for papers: Twenty-Sixth Manchester Phonology Meeting

CALL FOR PAPERS The Twenty-Sixth Manchester Phonology Meeting 24-26 MAY 2018 Deadline for abstracts: 19 February 2018 Conference website: http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/mfm/26mfm.html Special session: ‘SPE at 50: what remains?’ The special session will feature the invited speakers listed (in alphabetical order) below

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LabPhon 16 satellite workshop call: The role of predictability in shaping human sound systems

From seyfarth.2@osu.edu Website and call for papers: http://labphon16.labphon.org/se-05.html Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2018 Message-oriented accounts of phonetic and phonological variation propose that speakers expend resources in order to increase phonetic robustness when their intended message is unpredictable (e.g., Hall

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Zukoff (2017) – Indo-European Reduplication: Synchrony, Diachrony, and Theory

Indo-European Reduplication: Synchrony, Diachrony, and Theory Sam Zukoff direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003685 September 2017 The reduplicative systems of the ancient Indo-European languages are characterized by an unusual alternation in the shape of the reduplicant. The related languages Ancient Greek, Gothic, and

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