Month: January 2018

Van Oostendorp & D’Alessandro (2017) – Metaphony as Magnetism

Metaphony as Magnetism Marc Van Oostendorp, Roberta D’Alessandro direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003752 November 2017 Metaphony in Romance poses a well-known problem for Element Theory, as it seems to involve lowering. D’Alessandro and van Oostendorp (2016) propose to solve this by assuming

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Dai (2017) – Explaining Disyllabic Tone Sandhi in Linchuan

Explaining Disyllabic Tone Sandhi in Linchuan Huteng Dai direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003751 November 2017 This article provides a fine-grained description of the phonology of the Linchuan (Gan Chinese) language/dialect, especially regarding tone and tone sandhi, and seeks a typological analysis of

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Rolle (2017) – In support of an OT-DM model: Evidence from a morphological conspiracy in Degema

In support of an OT-DM model: Evidence from a morphological conspiracy in Degema Nicholas Rolle direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003746 November 2017 This paper provides support for a modified DM model which I call Optimality Theoretic Distributed Morphology (OT-DM). The strongest form

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Kawahara (2017) – Sound symbolic patterns in Pokémon move names

Sound symbolic patterns in Pokémon move names Shigeto Kawahara direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003742 November 2017 Recent studies have shown that there are sound symbolic patterns in Pokémon names in such a way that those Pokémon characters with longer names tend to

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Kumagai (2017) – A sound-symbolic alternation to express cuteness and the orthographic Lyman’s Law in Japanese

A sound-symbolic alternation to express cuteness and the orthographic Lyman’s Law in Japanese Gakuji Kumagai direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003738 November 2017 This paper discusses a new process in Japanese that involves a semantically driven process in which /h/ alternates with [p]

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Garcia (2017) – Weight effects on stress: lexicon and grammar (PhD Thesis)

Weight effects on stress: lexicon and grammar (PhD Thesis) Guilherme Duarte Garcia direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003615 November 2017 This thesis examines weight effects on stress and proposes a probabilistic approach based on the notion that weight is gradient, not categorical. Arguments

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Kim (2017) – An Experimental Study of Phonological Variation and Variation in Scope Judgments in Korean

An Experimental Study of Phonological Variation and Variation in Scope Judgments in Korean Taehoon Hendrik Kim direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003706 October 2017 Korean speakers split into two groups regarding how they interpret a negative sentence with a quantified object, such as

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Cuerrier & Reiss (2017) – Geminates and vowel laxing in Quebec French

Geminates and vowel laxing in Quebec French Anaele Cuerrier, Charles Reiss direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003705 October 2017 Laxing and harmony in Quebec French (QF) high vowels shows dialectal, register and perhaps even lexical variation. A recent proposal to handle some of

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Leivada, Kambanaros & Grohmann (2017) – The Locus Preservation Hypothesis: Shared Linguistic Profiles across Developmental Disorders and the Resilient Part of the Human Language Faculty

The Locus Preservation Hypothesis: Shared Linguistic Profiles across Developmental Disorders and the Resilient Part of the Human Language Faculty Evelina Leivada, Maria Kambanaros, Kleanthes K. Grohmann direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003703 October 2017 Grammatical markers are not uniformly impaired across speakers of

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Storme (2017) – Contrast enhancement motivates closed-syllable laxing and open-syllable tensing

Contrast enhancement motivates closed-syllable laxing and open-syllable tensing Benjamin Storme direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003700 October 2017 Many languages avoid tense vowels before word-final and preobstruent consonants through vowel laxing and avoid lax vowels word-finally and before prevocalic consonants through vowel tensing.

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