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Mitchley (2019) Agreement and Coordination in Xitsonga, Sesotho and isiXhosa: An Optimality Theoretic Perspective

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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Biro (2017) Uncovering structure hand in hand: Joint Robust Interpretive Parsing in Optimality Theory

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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Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Meeting on Phonology 

From Sharon Rose We are pleased to announce the publication of the Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Meeting on Phonology, held at the University of California San Diego in October, 2018. http://journals.linguisticsociety.org/proceedings/index.php/amphonology

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Hussain et al. (2019) — Punjabi (Lyallpuri variety)

 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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Shih & Rudin (2019) – On sound symbolism in baseball player names

On sound symbolism in baseball player names Stephanie Shih, Deniz Rudin direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004689 July 2019 Recent work has argued that sound symbolism plays a much larger part in language than previously believed, given the assumption of the arbitrariness of

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Myers (2019) – Précis of The grammar of Chinese characters

Précis of The grammar of Chinese characters James Myers direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004682 July 2019 The title of Myers (2019) [The grammar of Chinese characters, Routledge] is meant literally: Chinese characters really do seem to have a mentally active and productive

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Fenger (2019) – Size matters: auxiliary formation in the morpho-syntax and morpho-phonology

Size matters: auxiliary formation in the morpho-syntax and morpho-phonology Paula Fenger direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004674 July 2019 This paper investigates the limits on word formation by looking at periphrastic (V+aux) and agglutinating (V+suffix) verb patterns. I propose that creating syntactic words

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Anttila, Borgeson & Magri (2019) – Equiprobable mappings in weighted constraint grammars

Equiprobable mappings in weighted constraint grammars Arto Anttila, Scott Borgeson, Giorgio Magri direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004670 June 2019 We show that MaxEnt is so rich that it can distinguish between any two different mappings: there always exists a nonnegative weight vector

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Malčić (2019) – The Asymmetry and Antisymmetry of Syntax: A Relational Approach to Displacement

The Asymmetry and Antisymmetry of Syntax: A Relational Approach to Displacement Justin Malčić direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004661 March 2019 In both syntax and phonology, it has long been observed that significant restrictions exist on displacement. One such restriction ensures that displacement

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Caplan, Kodner & Yang (2019) – Miller’s Monkey Updated: Communicative Efficiency and the Statistics of Words in Natural Language

Miller’s Monkey Updated: Communicative Efficiency and the Statistics of Words in Natural Language Spencer Caplan, Jordan Kodner, Charles Yang direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004660 June 2019 Is language designed for communicative and functional efficiency? G. K. Zipf famously argued that shorter words

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