Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1806_bakovic_1.pdf ROA: 1366 Title: Cumulative constraint interaction and the equalizer of HG and OT Authors: Eric Bakovic, Anna Mai Comment: To appear in Supplementary Proceedings of AMP 2019 Length: 12 Abstract: In this paper we demonstrate that, in general, …

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Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1802_giorgio_magri_1.pdf ROA: 1364 Title: A principled derivation of Harmonic Grammar Authors: Giorgio Magri Comment: To appear in the proceedings of SCiL 2020 Length: 10pp Abstract: Phonologists focus on a few processes at the time. This practice is motivated by …

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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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Swadesh wordlists are not long enough Rikker Dockum, Claire Bowern direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004904 May 2019 This paper presents the results of experiments on the minimally sufficient wordlist size for drawing phonological generalizations about languages. Given a limited lexicon for an …

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Brownian dynamics for the vowel sounds of human language James Burridge, Bert Vaux direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004898 November 2019 We present a model for the evolution of vowel sounds in human languages, in which words behave as Brownian particles diffusing in …

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Do we pronounce quotation? An analysis of name-informing and non-name-informing contexts Marcel Schlechtweg, Holden Härtl direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004897 November 2019 Quotation marks are a tool to refer to the linguistic form of an expression. For instance, in cases of so-called …

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How to express evolution in English Pokémon names Shigeto Kawahara, Jeff Moore direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004891 November 2019 This paper is a contribution to the studies of sound symbolism, systematic relationships between sounds and meanings. Specifically, we build on a series …

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Representation of Yorùbá Tones by a Talking Drum: An Acoustic Analysis Samuel Akinbo direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004884 November 2019 The present paper proposes an articulatory and acoustic study of the representation of Yorùbá tones in gángan (a talking drum). The video …

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Considering the whole paradigm: Preschoolers’ comprehension of agreement is not uniformly late Hannah Forsythe, Cristina Cristina Schmitt direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004883 August 2019 Picture-selection studies testing the comprehension of subject-verb agreement across a wide variety of languages have found that children …

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