Category: Research (e.g. papers, books)

Simonenko, Crabbé & Prévost (2017) – Agreement syncretisation and the loss of null subjects: quantificational models for Medieval French

Agreement syncretisation and the loss of null subjects: quantificational models for Medieval French Alexandra Simonenko, Benoît Crabbé, Sophie Prévost direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003491 June 2017 This paper examines the nature of the dependency between the availability of null subjects and the

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Topintzi & Nevins (2017) – Moraic Onsets in Arrernte

Moraic Onsets in Arrernte Nina Topintzi, Andrew Ira Nevins direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003490 June 2017 The Australian language Arrernte has been argued by Breen & Pensalfini (1999) and Evans & Levinson (2009) to present a case of VC syllabification (vowel-consonant constituency,

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Adebayo (2017) – Some diachronic changes in Yoruba grammar

Some diachronic changes in Yoruba grammar Taofeeq Adebayo direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003468 May 2017 The major assumption of this paper is that earliest written documents on Yoruba language may be a source of evidence for diachronic changes in the language. Using

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Stanton (2017) – Constraints on the Distribution of Nasal-Stop Sequences: An Argument for Contrast [Dissertation]

Constraints on the Distribution of Nasal-Stop Sequences: An Argument for Contrast [Dissertation] Juliet Stanton direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003460 May 2017 It has been argued that certain typological generalizations regarding the distribution of nasal-stop sequences can be explained by explicitly referencing contrast

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Bakovic (2017) – Apparent ‘sufficiently similar’ degemination in Catalan is due to coalescence

Apparent ‘sufficiently similar’ degemination in Catalan is due to coalescence Eric Bakovic direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003430 April 2017 Cameron et al. (2010) and Fruehwald & Gorman (2011) present the pattern of homorganic consonant cluster reduction in Catalan as a challenge to

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McFadden & Sundaresan (2017) – Unifying EPP and comp-trace effects: constraints on silent elements at the edge

Unifying EPP and comp-trace effects: constraints on silent elements at the edge Thomas McFadden, Sandhya Sundaresan direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003428 April 2017 In this paper, we focus on the original empirical domain of the EPP, the requirement that certain subject positions

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Kumagai & Kawahara (2017) – Stochastic phonological knowledge and word formation in Japanese

Stochastic phonological knowledge and word formation in Japanese Gakuji Kumagai, Shigeto Kawahara direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003422 August 2017 The question of whether linguistic knowledge is binary or stochastic is one of the most important questions in general linguistic inquiry. Much recent

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Bennett, Harizanov & Henderson (2017) – Prosodic smothering in Macedonian and Kaqchikel

Prosodic smothering in Macedonian and Kaqchikel Ryan Bennett, Boris Harizanov, Robert Henderson direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003413 April 2017 This paper deals with a so-far unnoticed phenomenon in prosodic phonology, which we dub prosodic smothering. Prosodic smothering arises when the prosodic status

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Bennett (2017) – Pulmonic venting and the typology of click nasality

Pulmonic venting and the typology of click nasality Wm. G. Bennett direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003408 March 2017 A cross-linguistic survey of several dozen languages with clicks reveals an unexpected generalization: every language with clicks has nasal clicks. Moreover, some languages have

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McManus (2016) – Stress Parallels in Modern OT

Stress Parallels in Modern OT Hope McManus direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003406 October 2016 In this dissertation, I argue that OT typologies, modeling stress, are characterized by families of parallel properties that fully regulate contrasts along distributional features of stress. Empirically, this

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