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

Dockum & Bowern (2019) – Swadesh wordlists are not long enough

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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Burridge & Vaux (2019) – Brownian dynamics for the vowel sounds of human language

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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Schlechtweg & Härtl (2019) – Do we pronounce quotation? An analysis of name-informing and non-name-informing contexts

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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Kawahara & Moore (2019) – How to express evolution in English Pokémon names

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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Akinbo (2019) – Representation of Yorùbá Tones by a Talking Drum: An Acoustic Analysis

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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Forsythe & Schmitt (2019) – Considering the whole paradigm: Preschoolers’ comprehension of agreement is not uniformly late

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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Cheshire (2019) – Plant Series, No. 4. Manuscript MS408.

Plant Series, No. 4. Manuscript MS408. Gerard Cheshire direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004880 November 2019 The plants individually described in Manuscript MS408 have all been identified as species from the environs of the Mediterranean Basin, in accordance with the location of origin

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Storme (2019) – Gradient behavior without gradient underlying representations: the case of French liaison

Gradient behavior without gradient underlying representations: the case of French liaison Benjamin Storme direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004876 November 2019 French liaison consonants are challenging for phonological theory because they pattern ambiguously between word-initial and word-final consonants. In recent works, these facts

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Ahmed, Andersson & Vaux (2019) – English phonology and morphology

English phonology and morphology Samuel Ahmed, Samuel Andersson, Bert Vaux direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004868 October 2019 We ilustrate the complexity and interest of English phonology and morphology through two case studies: the phonological and morphological behavior of sibilant suffixes, and the

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Cheshire (2019) – Plant Series, No. 3. Manuscript MS408.

Plant Series, No. 3. Manuscript MS408. Gerard Cheshire direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004864 November 2019 The plants individually described in Manuscript MS408 have all been identified as species from the environs of the Mediterranean Basin, in accordance with the location of origin

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