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Pokémonikers: A study of sound symbolism and Pokémon names
Sound symbolism flouts the core assumption of the arbitrariness of the sign in human language. The cross-linguistic prevalence of sound symbolism raises key questions about the universality versusExpand
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Re-representing phonology : consequences of Q Theory
Since the development of Optimality Theory (OT; Prince & Smolensky (2004)) and Harmonic Grammar (HG; Legendre et al. (1990)) in the 1990’s, phonological theory has focused on the grammaticalExpand
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Rhythm’s role in genitive construction choice in spoken English
1 English has two syntactically distinct constructions for expressing the possessor and possessum relationship: the s-genitive and the of-genitive: (1) a. the car's wheel b. the wheel of the car TheExpand
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The syllable as a prosodic unit in Japanese lexical strata: Evidence from text-setting
Text-setting, the arrangement of language to music, is a common source of evidence in the debate over the relevance of the syllable in Japanese prosody (e.g., Labrune 2012). Although JapaneseExpand
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Unstable surface correspondence as the source of local conspiracies
 This paper: viewing local and long-distance harmony and dissimilation processes as consequences of segmental correspondence—namely, unstable surface correspondence.  This view offers an improvedExpand
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On Sound Symbolism in Baseball Player Names
Recent work has argued that sound symbolism plays a much larger part in language than previously believed, given the assumption of the arbitrariness of the sign. A slate of recent papers on Pokemon...
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Autosegmental Aims in Surface-Optimizing Phonology
We develop a novel optimization approach to tone. Its grammatical component consists of the similarity- and proximity-based correspondence constraint framework of Agreement by Correspondence theoryExpand
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Constraint conjunction in weighted probabilistic grammar
This paper examines a key difference between constraint conjunction and constraint weight additivity, arguing that the two do not have the same empirical coverage. Expand
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A Subsegmental Correspondence Approach to Contour Tone (Dis)Harmony Patterns
Contour tones, like contour segments, exhibit dualist syntagmatic behavior: as whole units,  they can participate in harmony (spreading) and disharmony (OCP-type restriction) processes  or theirExpand
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