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

Magri (2020): A principled derivation of Harmonic Grammar

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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Youssef (2019) – The phonology and micro-typology of Arabic R

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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Ghorbanpour et al. (2019): Loanword syllable adaptation in Persian: An Optimality-theoretic account

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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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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