Month: July 2018

Call for papers: Journées FLORAL-(I)PFC 2018 – Language contact and corpus (inter) phonology

Since 2002, the international research programme PFC (Phonologie du français contemporain/Phonology of Contemporary French, cf. https://www.projet-pfc.net/), which gathers an international panel of linguists working on French corpus phonology, yearly organises a conference in Paris. The objective of this meeting is to

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Pooley & Kasstan (2016) – Les variétés régionales non-méridionales de France: nivellement; dédialectalisation; supralocalisation

Les variétés régionales non-méridionales de France: nivellement; dédialectalisation; supralocalisation Tim Pooley, Jonathan Kasstan direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004092 January 2016 For some time now, studies on Hexagonal French have evidenced a particularly extreme kind of linguistic levelling, which has largely been attributed

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Bennett, Elfner & Mccloskey (2018) – Prosody, focus, and ellipsis in Irish

Prosody, focus, and ellipsis in Irish Ryan Bennett, Emily Elfner, Jim Mccloskey direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004091 July 2018 This paper analyzes a certain class of misalignments found in contemporary Irish in the relation between syntactic and phonological representations. The mismatches analyzed

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Paschen (2018) – The interaction of reduplication and segmental mutation: A phonological account

The interaction of reduplication and segmental mutation: A phonological account Ludger Paschen direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004090 July 2018 This dissertation explores the interaction of reduplication and segmental mutation. Previous studies have shown that both mutation and reduplication can be understood as

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Stoianov & Nevins (2018) – The phonology of handshape distribution in Maxakalí sign

The phonology of handshape distribution in Maxakalí sign Diane Stoianov, Andrew Ira Nevins direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004089 January 2018 We provide an analysis of the distribution of handshapes on the dominant and non-dominant hand in the incipient village sign language found

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Stanton (2018) – Phonetic lapse in American English –ative

Phonetic lapse in American English –ative Juliet Stanton direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004074 June 2018 This paper argues that constraints regulating the distribution of metrical prominence must be able to reference fine-grained durational information. Evidence comes from an apparent segmental effect on

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Fellowships in Potsdam

The Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1287 “Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Grammatical, and Social Aspects” in Potsdam, Germany, invites applications for short-term fellowships available in 2019, 2020 Language users exhibit a high degree of variability at all levels of the linguistic

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