Assessing feature specification in surface phonological representations through simulation and classification of phonetic data Jason Shaw, Shigeto Kawahara direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003878 February 2018 Many previous studies have argued that phonology may leave some phonetic dimensions unspecified in surface representations either …

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Three equations: A formalist perspective on language acquisition Charles Yang direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003872 February 2018 Language acquisition is a computational process by which language-specific experience is integrated into the learner’s initial stage of knowledge. To understand language acquisition thus requires …

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Simplifying Match Word: Evidence from English functional categories Matthew Tyler direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003869 February 2018 In work on the syntax-prosody interface, there is a prevalent idea that while lexical categories are preferentially mapped to prosodic words, no such pressure exists …

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Nominal classes and phonological agreement in Fròʔò (Tagbana) Yranahan Traoré, Caroline Féry direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003863 February 2018 Besides total vowel harmony and nasal harmony, Fròʔò, a Gur language spoken in Côte d’Ivoire, has a pervasive consonantal agreement in its nominal …

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Recoverability-driven coarticulation: Acoustic evidence from Japanese high vowel devoicing James Whang direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003856 February 2018 High vowel devoicing in Japanese, where /i, u/ in a C1-V-C2 sequence devoice when both C1 and C2 are voiceless, has been studied extensively, …

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Prosody of classic garden path sentences: The horse raced faster when embedded Nino Grillo, Miriam Aguilar, Roberts Leah, Andrea Santi, Giuseppina Turco direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003868 January 2018 Prosody, it is assumed, does not always disambiguate syntax. We investigate one classic …

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Consequences of High Vowel Deletion for Syllabification in Japanese Jason Shaw, Shigeto Kawahara direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003854 January 2018 The EMA study reported in Shaw and Kawahara (2018) showed that Japanese /u/ optionally deletes in devoicing environments, yielding consonant clusters. This …

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Exceptional prosodification effects revisited in Gradient Harmonic Grammar Brian Hsu direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003846 January 2018 In exceptional prosodification effects, individual lexical items pattern phonologically as if they occur in a prosodic structure that is inconsistent with the regular syntax-prosody mapping. …

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