A Note on the Exclusivity of Human Language Sibansu Mukherjee direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004794 September 2019 Human language is exclusive among all primary vocal communicating tools used in the kingdom animalia. However, there are debates on what makes human language exclusive. …

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Prominence Augmentation via Nasalization in Brazilian Portuguese Andrew Ira Nevins, Paula Pinheiro Costa direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004769 August 2019 This article aims to demonstrate that dialectal and idiolectal variants of Brazilian Portuguese that exhibit rhotic metathesis (e.g. vidro > vrido ‘glass’), …

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Cumulativity by default in phonotactic learning Canaan Breiss direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004747 August 2019 An ongoing debate in phonology concerns whether the grammar is better characterized by frameworks which use strictly-ranked constraints (such as Optimality Theory, “OT”) or weighted constraints (Harmonic …

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Language Development during Interstellar Travel Andrew Mckenzie, Jeffrey Punske direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004743 April 2019 This paper explores the consequences that language change might trigger in the languages of crew members during a long journey in space or interplanetary settlement. Languages …

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Phonological Variation and Prosodic Representation: Clitics in Portuguese-Veneto Contact Natália Brambatti Guzzo, Guilherme Duarte Garcia direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004726 August 2019 In a variety of Brazilian Portuguese in contact with Veneto, variable vowel reduction in clitic position can be partially accounted …

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Cross-linguistic and language-specific sound symbolism: Pokémonastics Stephanie Shih, Jordan Ackerman, Noah Hermalin, Sharon Inkelas, Hayeun Jang, Jessica Johnson, Darya Kavitskaya, Shigeto Kawahara, Miran Oh, Rebecca Starr, Alan Yu direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004725 August 2019 The cross-linguistic prevalence of sound symbolism raises …

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History of Phonology: Learnability Jeffrey Nicholas Heinz, Jonathan Rawski direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004716 August 2019 Format: [ pdf ] Re ference: lingbuzz/004716 (please use that when you cite this article) Published in: B. Elan Dresher and Harr y van der Hulst …

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When lexical statistics and the grammar conflict: learning and repairing weight effects on stress Guilherme Duarte Garcia direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004712 August 2019 In weight-sensitive languages, stress is influenced by syllable weight. As a result, heavy syllables should attract, not repel, …

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Empty morphemes in Dutch dialect atlases: Reducing morphosyntactic variation by refining e mptiness typology Edoardo Cavirani, Marc Van Oostendorp direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004710 August 2019 In the literature on Dutch morphosyntactic microvariation, it is sometimes assumed that a subpart of Dutch …

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