Month: November 2018

43th PLC call for papers: Linguistics and Biology

Direct link:  https://www.ling.upenn.edu/Events/PLC The 43rd Penn Linguistics Conference will take place on March 22-24, 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. Papers on any topic in linguistics and associated fields are welcome (abstracts due: November 19, 2018). We

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Permanent LabPhon position in Oslo

A permanent position as a laboratory phonologist is available at the University of Oslo. The application deadline is December 1. Direct links: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/157895/associate-professor-in-linguistics-with-a-focus-on-experimental-phonetics-and-phonology, https://linguistlist.org/issues/29/29-3956.html Please note that this *is* an entry-level position. The position is at the rank of Associate

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Begus (2018) – Bootstrapping Sound Changes

Bootstrapping Sound Changes Gasper Begus direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004299 November 2018 This paper presents a new technique for estimating the influences of channel bias on phonological typology called Bootstrapping Sound Changes (BSC). The BSC technique enables the estimation of Historical Probability,

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Alderete, Blenkiron & Thompson[edōsdi] (2018) – Series shifts and mergers in the obstruent phonology of Tahltan (Northern Athabaskan)

Series shifts and mergers in the obstruent phonology of Tahltan (Northern Athabaskan) John Alderete, Amber Blenkiron, Judy C. Thompson[edōsdi] direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004221 September 2018 A survey was conducted to investigate the development of the Proto-Athabaskan obstruent series, *ts/tš/tšr/k, into present

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Postma (2018) – Contrastive Grammar of Brazilian Pomeranian

Contrastive Grammar of Brazilian Pomeranian Gertjan Postma direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004212 September 2018 Cover text: Pomeranian is the West Germanic language spoken by European emigrants who went from Farther Pomerania (present-day Poland) to Brazil in the period 1857 – 1887. This

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Mykola (2018) – Basic Features of the Phonematic System in the Prehistory of the German

Basic Features of the Phonematic System in the Prehistory of the German Zapolovskyi Mykola direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004209 September 2018 The article provides an insight into the relations between the German language and other Germanic and Indo-European languages. The first phonetic

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Goodhue (2018) – Polarity focus as focus

Polarity focus as focus Daniel Goodhue direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004205 September 2018 In this paper, I argue that polarity focus (sometimes also called verum focus) is a focus phenomenon that can and should be accounted for under a general theory of

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Kratzer & Selkirk (2018) – Deconstructing Information Structure

Deconstructing Information Structure Angelika Kratzer, Elisabeth Selkirk direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004201 September 2018 The paper argues that the core of what is traditionally referred to as ‘Information Structure’ can be deconstructed into bona fide morphosyntactic features that have familiar types of

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Mukherjee (2018) – A note on understanding the relationship between linguistic diversity and biodiversity in the Indian context

A note on understanding the relationship between linguistic diversity and biodiversity in the Indian context Sibansu Mukherjee direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004285 October 2018 On the basic of the assumption that linguistic diversity and biodiversity are correlated, many a few studies have

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Rolle & O’Hagan (2018) – Different Kinds of Second-position Clitics in Caquinte

Different Kinds of Second-position Clitics in Caquinte Nicholas Rolle, Zachary O’Hagan direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004272 October 2018 This topic of this paper is kinds of second position (2P) clitics in Caquinte (Kampa Arawak: Peru). One sort are nominal 2P clitics which

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