The effect of focus prominence on phrasing Michael Wagner, Michael Mcauliffe direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004863 October 2019 Prosody simultaneously encodes different kinds of information about an utterance, including the type of speech act (which, in English, often affects the choice of …

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Plant Series, No. 2. Manuscript MS408. Gerard Cheshire direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004845 October 2019 The plants individually described in Manuscript MS408 have all been identified as species from the environs of the Mediterranean Basin, in accordance with the location of origin …

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Sound Structure and Sound Change: A modeling approach Rebecca Morley direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004842 September 2019 Research in linguistics, as in most other scientific domains, is usually approached in a modular way – narrowing the domain of inquiry in order to …

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Transparency, locality, and contrast in Uyghur backness harmony Adam McCollum direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004839 October 2019 Theories of vowel harmony have wrestled with the formal challenges of transparency, notably the increased expressivity of non-local dependencies. However, experimental work has demonstrated on …

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Metrical Grids and Generalized Tier Projection Sophie Hao direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004837 October 2019 This paper formalizes metrical grid theory (MGT, Prince, 1983; Hayes, 1995) and studies its expressive power. I show that MGT analyses of a certain form can describe …

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Phonotactic learning with neural language models Connor Mayer, Max Nelson direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004834 October 2019 Computational models of phonotactics share much in common with language models, which assign probabilities to sequences of words. While state of the art language models …

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Modeling Language Change in the St. Louis Corridor Jordan Kodner direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004819 October 2019 The St. Louis Corridor extending from Chicago, Illinois to St. Louis, Missouri has been described as a “breach” through the Midlands dialect region because of …

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Meter, prosody and performance: evidence from the Faroese ballads Daniel Galbraith direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004802 March 2019 In this paper, I argue that the folk ballad tradition of the Faroe Islands, to date never examined in detail by metrists, offers substantial …

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Tonal Interactions in Nuer Nominal Inflection Siri Gjersøe direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004801 September 2019 This dissertation is on the tonal system of nouns in Nuer, a Western Nilotic language. Tone in Nuer is an understudied topic and has mostly been ignored …

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