Month: April 2018

Lecturer in Phonology position at Rice

The Department of Linguistics at Rice University (Houston, Texas) is now accepting applications for a lecturer position to begin August 1, 2018. The candidate should have research expertise related to speech perception, experimental phonetics, and/or laboratory phonology, with broader relevance

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Kawahara (2018) – Acquisition of sound symbolic values of vowels and voiced obstruents by Japanese children: Using a Pokémonastic paradigm

Acquisition of sound symbolic values of vowels and voiced obstruents by Japanese children: Using a Pokémonastic paradigm Shigeto Kawahara direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003974 April 2018 Recent studies on sound symbolism have demonstrated that in Japanese Poke ́mon names, the number of

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Kawahara & Shaw (2018) – Persistence of prosody

Persistence of prosody Shigeto Kawahara, Jason Shaw direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003973 April 2018 Segments or prosody, which comes first? In this paper we address this general issue of the relationship between segments and prosody by examining the consequences of vowel deletion

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Shaw & Kawahara (2018) – Predictability and Phonology: Past, Present & Future

Predictability and Phonology: Past, Present & Future Jason Shaw, Shigeto Kawahara direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003972 April 2018 Many papers in this special issue grew out of the talks given at the Symposium “The role of predictability in shaping human language sound

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Newell (2018) – There are no Bracketing Paradoxes, or How to be a Modular Grammarian

There are no Bracketing Paradoxes, or How to be a Modular Grammarian Heather Newell direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003964 March 2018 This paper has as its central concern the proposition in Marantz (1987) that Bracketing Paradoxes (BP) have deep implications for the

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Katz (2018) – Grouping in music and language

Grouping in music and language Jonah Katz direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003938 March 2018 This paper reviews evidence concerning the nature of grouping in music and language, and attempts to draw from this topic some general lessons about music, language, and cognition

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Schwarz, Sonderegger & Goad (2018) – Realization and representation of Nepali laryngeal contrasts: Voiced aspirates and laryngeal realism

Realization and representation of Nepali laryngeal contrasts: Voiced aspirates and laryngeal realism Martha Schwarz, Morgan Sonderegger, Heather Goad direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003936 March 2018 Theories of Laryngeal Realism argue for a tight correspondence between a segment’s phonetic cues and the (laryngeal)

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Hyman and Plank, eds. (2018) Phonological Typology

A new collection of papers on “Phonological Typology” edited by Larry Hyman and Frans Plank has just been published (https://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/465362#). The table of contents is below. Larry M. Hyman What is phonological typology?  1 Frans Plank An implicational universal to

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Morris Halle memorial

From David Pesetsky A memorial for Morris Halle will take place at MIT on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  So we can estimate the number of attendees, please register at the following site if you are planning to come: https://lingphil.scripts.mit.edu/hallereserve The

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PhonFest: Registration open, submission deadline extended to April 15

Registration is now open for PhonFest 2018, a symposium on phonetic and phonological documentation. http://www.indiana.edu/~phonfest/“Mixing it up: from the lab to the field and back again.”May 29 – June 2, 2018 ~ Indiana University, BloomingtonDescription: While language science is moving in an ever more experimental

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