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

Cheshire (2019) – The Algorithmic Method for Translating MS408 (Voynich).

The Algorithmic Method for Translating MS408 (Voynich). Gerard Cheshire direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004653 June 2019 This paper is to demonstrate the algorithmic method for translating MS408 (Voynich). It translates an entire page to demonstrate clearly that the translation concurs with the

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Pearl (2019) – Poverty of the Stimulus Without Tears

Poverty of the Stimulus Without Tears Lisa Pearl direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004646 June 2019 Poverty of the Stimulus (PovStim) has been at the heart of ferocious and tear-filled debates at the nexus of psychology, linguistics, and philosophy for decades. This review

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Hao & Andersson (2019) – Unbounded Stress in Subregular Phonology

Unbounded Stress in Subregular Phonology Sophie Hao, Samuel Andersson direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004642 June 2019 This paper situates culminative unbounded stress systems within the subregular hierarchy for functions. While Baek (2018) has argued that such systems can be uniformly understood as

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Tanner, Sonderegger, Stuart-Smith & Consortium (2019) – Vowel duration and the voicing effect across English dialects

Vowel duration and the voicing effect across English dialects James Tanner, Morgan Sonderegger, Jane Stuart-Smith, SPADE Data Consortium direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004640 June 2019 The ‘voicing effect’—the durational difference in vowels preceding voiced and voiceless consonants—is a well-documented phenomenon in English,

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Gallagher, Gouskova & Rios (2018) – Phonotactic restrictions and morphology in Aymara

Phonotactic restrictions and morphology in Aymara Gillian Gallagher, Maria Gouskova, Gladys Camacho Rios direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004635 November 2018 Nonlocal phonological interactions are often sensitive to morphological domains. Bolivian Aymara restricts the cooccurrence of plain, ejective, and aspirated stops within, but

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Gouskova & Gallagher (2019) – Inducing nonlocal constraints from baseline phonotactics

Inducing nonlocal constraints from baseline phonotactics Maria Gouskova, Gillian Gallagher direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004634 February 2019 Nonlocal phonological patterns such as vowel harmony and long-distance consonant assimilation and dissimilation motivate representations that include only the interacting segments—projections. We present an implemented

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Gouskova (2019) – Phonological words in the syntax and the lexicon: A study of Russian prepositions

Phonological words in the syntax and the lexicon: A study of Russian prepositions Maria Gouskova direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004633 May 2019 Phonological words play a crucial role in phonology, but where exactly they are produced in syntax is not clear. I

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Akinbo (2019) – Minimality and Onset Conditions Interact with Vowel Harmony in Fungwa

Minimality and Onset Conditions Interact with Vowel Harmony in Fungwa Samuel Akinbo direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004624 May 2019 This paper explores how the domain of vowel harmony can be affected by conditions involving minimality and the requirement for an onset within

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Alderete, Chan & Yeung (2019) – Tone slips in Cantonese: Evidence for early phonological encoding

Tone slips in Cantonese: Evidence for early phonological encoding John Alderete, Queenie Chan, H. Henny Yeung direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004622 May 2019 This article examines speech errors in Cantonese with the aim of fleshing out a larger speech production architecture for

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Walkden (2019) – The many faces of uniformitarianism in linguistics

The many faces of uniformitarianism in linguistics George Walkden direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004613 May 2019 The notion of uniformitarianism, originally borrowed into linguistics from the earth sciences, is widely considered to be a foundational principle in modern historical linguistics. However, there

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