Robert Daland

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Sonority projection refers to behavioral distinctions speakers make between unattested phonological sequences on the basis of sonority.). We begin by replicating the sonority projection effects in a nonword acceptability study. Then we evaluate the extent to which sonority projection is predicted by existing computational models of phonotactics (Coleman &(More)
Phonological grammars characterize distinctions between relatively well-formed (unmarked) and relatively ill-formed (marked) phonological structures. We review evidence that markedness influences speech error probabilities. Specifically, although errors result in both unmarked as well as marked structures, there is a markedness asymmetry: errors are more(More)
A number of Russian verbs lack 1sg non-past forms. These paradigmatic gaps are puzzling because they seemingly contradict the highly productive nature of inflectional systems. We model the persistence and spread of Russian gaps via a multi-agent model with Bayesian learning. We ran three simulations: no grammar learning, learning with arbitrary analogical(More)
Childhood exposure to heritage language has been found to be beneficial when relearning the language as an adult. However, it is not known whether the exposure to heritage language affects the dominant language of the heritage speaker. This study investigates if there is any influence of heritage language (i.e., Korean) on the dominant language (i.e.,(More)
Linguistic norms emerge in human communities because people imitate each other. A shared linguistic system provides people with the benefits of shared knowledge and coordinated planning. Once norms are in place, why would they ever change? This question, echoing broad questions in the theory of social dynamics, has particular force in relation to language.(More)
On the consequences of early multiple-language exposure: a study of Korean-American heritage bilinguals For a variety of theoretical and methodological reasons, bilinguals are understudied in mainstream linguistics, despite making up over half the world's population of speakers (Crystal, 1997). In this talk I will present the results of(More)
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