Melodic heads, saliency, and strength in voicing and nasality Florian Breit direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003684 September 2017 Melodic Heads in Element Theory (Kaye et al. 1985; Harris & Lindsey 1995; Backley 2011) have long been associated with higher acoustic saliency of …

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Lexical Accent in Cupeño, Hittite, and Indo-European Anthony Yates direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003675 September 2017 This dissertation develops optimality-theoretic analyses of word-level stress assignment in two languages with lexical accent, Cupeño (Takic, Uto-Aztecan) and Hittite (Anatolian, Indo- European); it also assesses …

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Prosody and the meanings of English negative indefinites Frances Blanchette, Marianna Nadeu direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003667 September 2017 This paper investigates the acoustic correlates of Negative Concord (NC) and Double Negation (DN) readings of English negative indefinites in question-answer pairs. Productions …

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Learning rule-based morpho-phonology Ezer Rasin, Iddo Berger, Nur Lan, Roni Katzir direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003665 September 2017 Speakers’ knowledge of the sound pattern of their language — their knowledge of morpho-phonology — goes well beyond the plain phonetic forms of words. …

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Cognitive Phonetics: The Transduction of Distinctive Features at the Phonology-Phonetics Interface Veno Volenec, Charles Reiss direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003641 August 2017 We propose that the interface between phonology and phonetics is mediated by a transduction process that converts elementary units of …

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Polish vowel backing: a feature geometric approach Slawomir Zdziebko direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003640 August 2017 Polish vowel backing involves the integration of the vocalic nodes marked for feature [open] into the structure of the stems. The floating vocalic nodes constitute the …

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Environmental shielding is contrast preservation Juliet Stanton direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003623 August 2017 The term “environmental shielding” refers to a class of processes in which the phonetic realization of a nasal stop depends on its vocalic context. In Chiriguano (Tupí; Dietrich …

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Speech production planning affects variation in external sandhi [PhD Thesis] Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003601 July 2017 Phonological variation is common in many alternations, especially in processes where the target and the trigger of the alternation are in different words—external …

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Righthand Head Rule and the typology of word stress Hisao Tokizaki direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003677 June 2017 It has been pointed out that there are languages that violate the Righthand Head Rule (RHR) for words and compounds (Williams (1981) among others). …

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