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Lionnet 2018: A theory of subfeatural representations: the case of rounding harmony in Laal

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1736_florian_lionnet_1.pdf ROA: 1341 Title: A theory of subfeatural representations: the case of rounding harmony in Laal Authors: Florian Lionnet Comment: Length: Abstract: This paper introduces “subfeatural representations” to capture subphonemic distinctions below the featural level, on the basis

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Kawahara (2018) – Acquisition of sound symbolic values of vowels and voiced obstruents by Japanese children: Using a Pokémonastic paradigm

Acquisition of sound symbolic values of vowels and voiced obstruents by Japanese children: Using a Pokémonastic paradigm Shigeto Kawahara direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003974 April 2018 Recent studies on sound symbolism have demonstrated that in Japanese Poke ́mon names, the number of

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Kawahara & Shaw (2018) – Persistence of prosody

Persistence of prosody Shigeto Kawahara, Jason Shaw direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003973 April 2018 Segments or prosody, which comes first? In this paper we address this general issue of the relationship between segments and prosody by examining the consequences of vowel deletion

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Shaw & Kawahara (2018) – Predictability and Phonology: Past, Present & Future

Predictability and Phonology: Past, Present & Future Jason Shaw, Shigeto Kawahara direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003972 April 2018 Many papers in this special issue grew out of the talks given at the Symposium “The role of predictability in shaping human language sound

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Newell (2018) – There are no Bracketing Paradoxes, or How to be a Modular Grammarian

There are no Bracketing Paradoxes, or How to be a Modular Grammarian Heather Newell direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003964 March 2018 This paper has as its central concern the proposition in Marantz (1987) that Bracketing Paradoxes (BP) have deep implications for the

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Katz (2018) – Grouping in music and language

Grouping in music and language Jonah Katz direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003938 March 2018 This paper reviews evidence concerning the nature of grouping in music and language, and attempts to draw from this topic some general lessons about music, language, and cognition

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Schwarz, Sonderegger & Goad (2018) – Realization and representation of Nepali laryngeal contrasts: Voiced aspirates and laryngeal realism

Realization and representation of Nepali laryngeal contrasts: Voiced aspirates and laryngeal realism Martha Schwarz, Morgan Sonderegger, Heather Goad direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003936 March 2018 Theories of Laryngeal Realism argue for a tight correspondence between a segment’s phonetic cues and the (laryngeal)

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Hyman and Plank, eds. (2018) Phonological Typology

A new collection of papers on “Phonological Typology” edited by Larry Hyman and Frans Plank has just been published (https://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/465362#). The table of contents is below. Larry M. Hyman What is phonological typology?  1 Frans Plank An implicational universal to

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Shaw & Kawahara (2018) – Assessing feature specification in surface phonological representations through simulation and classification of phonetic data

Assessing feature specification in surface phonological representations through simulation and classification of phonetic data Jason Shaw, Shigeto Kawahara direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003878 February 2018 Many previous studies have argued that phonology may leave some phonetic dimensions unspecified in surface representations either

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Yang (2018) – Three equations: A formalist perspective on language acquisition

Three equations: A formalist perspective on language acquisition Charles Yang direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003872 February 2018 Language acquisition is a computational process by which language-specific experience is integrated into the learner’s initial stage of knowledge. To understand language acquisition thus requires

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