The Body as Evidence for the Nature of Language Wendy Sandler direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004332 October 2018 Taking its cue from sign languages, this paper proposes that the recruitment and composition of body actions provide evidence for key properties of language …

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Rising declaratives of the Quality-suspending kind Matthijs Westera direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004330 November 2018 The theory of Intonational Compliance Marking (ICM) maintains that speakers of English use final rising intonation to indicate a suspension (potential violation) of a conversational maxim (­Westera …

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Licensing of Vowel Length in Czech Markéta Ziková direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004328 January 2018 This book presents a morphosyntactic account of vowel length in Contemporary Czech. The present approach is strictly decompositional on both the phonological and the morphosyntactic side. It …

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Problems of prosodic parallelism: A reply to Wiese and Speyer (2015) Gerrit Kentner direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004326 September 2015 In their recent contribution, Wiese and Speyer (2015) come forward with a very interesting proposal regarding the effect of supra-lexical prosody on …

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No evidence for prosodic effects on the syntactic encoding of complement clauses in German Gerrit Kentner, Isabelle Franz direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004325 November 2018 Does linguistic rhythm matter to syntax, and if so, what kinds of syntactic decisions are susceptible to …

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On the Distribution of Consonants and Vowels in Diss yllabic Base Words in Contemporary Hawaiian Nina Pilszczikowa-Chodak direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004319 October 2018 Analysis of 1595 dissyllabic Hawaiian base words revealed that they could be divided into three groups: one with …

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Shu-hao Shih direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004311 October 2018 This dissertation proposes that schwa can be non-moraic (Kager 1989, 1990, Féry 1995, 1996), analogous to high vowels. In addition, such moraless schwas can head syllables (called ‘minor syllables’ after Matteson 1965, Lin …

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Sentence stress in presidential speeches Arto Anttila, Timothy Dozat, Daniel Galbraith, Naomi Shapiro direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004303 October 2018 Sentential prominence is not represented in writing, it is hard to measure phonetically, and it is highly variable, yet it undoubtedly exists. …

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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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