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  • Mark Hewitt, Kevin Hegg, Junko Itô, René Kager, Robert Kirchner, John Mccarthy +4 others
  • 2002
Smolensky for valuable comments that have palpably improved the outcome to date. Special thanks to Manuela Noske and Mike Ziolkowski for handling the CLS arrangements. Stress is not one thing but many things. Among the contributing systems, current understanding — flowing from Liberman (1975) — distinguishes grouping; grid prominence; and tonology: each(More)
* Abstract Recent experimental work indicates that by the age of ten months, infants have already learned a great deal about the phonotactics (legal sounds and sound sequences) of their language. This learning occurs before infants can utter words or apprehend most phonological alternations. I will show that this early learning stage can be modeled with(More)
  • Luigi Burzio, Caroline Féry, Haruka Fukazawa, Shosuke Haraguchi, Bruce Hayes, Takeru Honma +17 others
  • 2003
A characteristic feature of conservative varieties of Tokyo Japanese (Hibiya 1999) is the interaction of a morphophonemic process of compound voicing with a general allophonic process of g-weakening. Given the current interest in parallelist approaches to the masking of certain phonological generalizations on the surface (dubbed " opacity " in Kiparsky(More)
  • Junko Itô, Armin Mester, John Alderete, Jill Beckman, Mike Hammond, Bruce Hayes +21 others
  • 2000
This paper develops a comprehensive optimality-theoretic analysis of a Japanese reversing argot. Similar to other types of prosodic-morphological word formation, the argot shows the activation of constraints defining phonological unmarkedness. This manifests itself in the emergence of optimal prosodic form, within the limits imposed by a game-specific(More)
A central hypothesis of rule-based generative phonology is that rules have exclusive access to representations that occur in the stage of the derivation at which they apply. Whether or not a rule's conditioning environment is satisfied in the surface form is totally irrelevant to its actual application. Or to put it differently, derivational phonology is(More)
The phonology and morphology of Guugu Yimidhirr, an Australian language spoken in Queensland (Haviland 1979), make repeated reference to a constituent that has the size of precisely two syllables, irrespective of the quantity of the syllables involved. For various reasons, this disyllabic constituent cannot be morphological in nature, e.g. root or stem, and(More)
1. Introduction At issue in this paper is the interaction between prosody and morphology; specifically, the way in which metrical foot structure conditions allomorphs of affixes. I will propose an analysis of various affix allomorphies in Estonian, which are apparently conditioned by the number of syllables in the base to which the allomorphs attach. As I(More)