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

Hussain (2018) — A typological study of Voice Onset Time (VOT) in Indo-Iranian languages

Hussain (2018) — A typological study of Voice Onset Time (VOT) in Indo-Iranian languages Available online: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0095447017301936 Author: Qandeel Hussain Abstract: The stop consonants of Indo-Iranian languages are categorized into two to maximum five laryngeal categories. The present study investigates

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Kawahara (2018) – Teaching phonetics through sound symbolism

Teaching phonetics through sound symbolism Shigeto Kawahara direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004342 December 2018 Teaching introductory phonetics classes can be challenging for several reasons. One reason is that students are introduced with many new concepts such as place of articulation, manner of

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Akkus (2018) – Variable embedded agent in Sason Arabic

Variable embedded agent in Sason Arabic Faruk Akkus direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004341 December 2018 The paper investigates the syntax of an indirect causative construction, “make”-causatives in Sason Arabic (SA), with a focus on the syntactic status of the implicit embedded agent

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Sandler (2018) – The Body as Evidence for the Nature of Language

The Body as Evidence for the Nature of Language Wendy Sandler direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004332 October 2018 Taking its cue from sign languages, this paper proposes that the recruitment and composition of body actions provide evidence for key properties of language

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Westera (2018) – Rising declaratives of the Quality-suspending kind

Rising declaratives of the Quality-suspending kind Matthijs Westera direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004330 November 2018 The theory of Intonational Compliance Marking (ICM) maintains that speakers of English use final rising intonation to indicate a suspension (potential violation) of a conversational maxim (­Westera

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Ziková (2018) – Licensing of Vowel Length in Czech

Licensing of Vowel Length in Czech Markéta Ziková direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004328 January 2018 This book presents a morphosyntactic account of vowel length in Contemporary Czech. The present approach is strictly decompositional on both the phonological and the morphosyntactic side. It

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Kentner (2015) – Problems of prosodic parallelism: A reply to Wiese and Speyer (2015)

Problems of prosodic parallelism: A reply to Wiese and Speyer (2015) Gerrit Kentner direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004326 September 2015 In their recent contribution, Wiese and Speyer (2015) come forward with a very interesting proposal regarding the effect of supra-lexical prosody on

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Kentner & Franz (2018) – No evidence for prosodic effects on the syntactic encoding of complement clauses in German

No evidence for prosodic effects on the syntactic encoding of complement clauses in German Gerrit Kentner, Isabelle Franz direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004325 November 2018 Does linguistic rhythm matter to syntax, and if so, what kinds of syntactic decisions are susceptible to

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Pilszczikowa-Chodak (2018) – On the Distribution of Consonants and Vowels in Dissyllabic Base Words in Contemporary Hawaiian

On the Distribution of Consonants and Vowels in Diss yllabic Base Words in Contemporary Hawaiian Nina Pilszczikowa-Chodak direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004319 October 2018 Analysis of 1595 dissyllabic Hawaiian base words revealed that they could be divided into three groups: one with

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Shih (2018) – Non-moraic schwa: phonology and phonetics [Dissertation]

Shu-hao Shih direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004311 October 2018 This dissertation proposes that schwa can be non-moraic (Kager 1989, 1990, Féry 1995, 1996), analogous to high vowels. In addition, such moraless schwas can head syllables (called ‘minor syllables’ after Matteson 1965, Lin

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