CALL FOR PAPERS Twenty-Eighth Manchester Phonology Meeting 28-30 MAY 2020 Deadline for abstracts: 9th January 2020 ** NOTE EARLIER DEADLINE THAN PREVIOUS YEARS ** Conference website: http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/mfm/28mfm.html With a special session entitled ‘Second Language Phonology and Phonological Theory’, featuring the …

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The R sound exhibits considerable variability both across and within Arabic dialects; one that covers place and manner of articulation, as well as the notorious emphatic-plain distinction. Some R phones are in contrastive distribution, while others are contextually conditioned or …

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Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1798_amir_ghorbanpour_1.pdf ROA: 1363 Title: Loanword syllable adaptation in Persian: An Optimality-theoretic account Authors: Amir Ghorbanpour, Aliyeh K. Z. Kambuziya, Mohammad Dabir-Moghaddam, Ferdows Agha-Golzadeh Comment: Length: 32pp Abstract: The present paper examines the process of loanword syllable adaptation in tetrasyllabic …

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Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1787_mitchley_1.pdf ROA: 1357 Title: Agreement and Coordination in Xitsonga, Sesotho and isiXhosa: An Optimality Theoretic Perspective Authors: Hazel Mitchley Comment: Length: 206 pp Abstract: This thesis provides a unified Optimality Theoretic analysis of subject-verb agreement with coordinated preverbal subjects …

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Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1789_biro_1.pdf ROA: 1358 Title: Uncovering structure hand in hand: Joint Robust Interpretive Parsing in Optimality Theory Authors: Tamas Biro Comment: Acta Linguistica Academica Vol. 64 (2017) 2, 191-212. DOI: 10.1556/2062.2017.64.2.2 Length: 22 Abstract: Most linguistic theories postulate structures with …

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The submission deadline for the January 2-5 2020 meeting of the Society for Computation in Linguistics in New Orleans is in about two weeks, on August 7th. See the full call here https://blogs.umass.edu/scil/call-for-papers-scil-2020/. The organizers would also like to now announce …

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 Available online: https://sites.google.com/students.mq.edu.au/qandeelhussain/publications?authuser=0 https://doi.org/10.1017/S002510031900002 Abstract Punjabi (Western, ISO-639-3 pnb) is an Indo-Aryan language (Indo-European, Indo-Iranian) spoken in Pakistan and India, and in immigrant communities in the UK, Canada, USA, and elsewhere. In terms of number of native speakers, it is …

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