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Umlaut in Optimality Theory
>Umlaut< in Optimality Theory: A Comparative Analysis of German and Chamorro
A fresh perspective of the phonology-morphology interface and the interaction between segmental and metrical structure with wider cross-linguistic implications is developed, including a new conception of morphological conditioning based on morphological faithfulness and Representation as Pure Markedness.
Typology of creole phonology: Phoneme inventories and syllable templates
This paper reports on the analysis of a typological database of creole phoneme inventories and surface syllables. The sample encompasses a balanced set of creole languages lexified by Indo-European
Typology of creole phonology
The results of the analysis demonstrate that most creole languages exhibit between twenty and thirty-seven contrastive segments, between five and seven phonemic vowel qualities, and between two and three stop series, which represent significant evidence against claims that the structure ofcreole languages is especially simple.
Syllable structure and lexical markedness in Creole morphophonology: Determiner allomorphy in Haitian and elsewhere
The postposed definite determiner (DET) in French-lexified Antillean Creoles such as Haitian and St. Lucian displays an unexpected pattern of allomorphy. Its C-initial form la appears after
African Sounds in Gullah Geechee and on Middle Caicos
L ORENZO Dow TURNER'S (1949) Afticanisms in the Gullah Dialed is a priceless source of insight and material on Gullah from the first half of the twentieth century. Gullah is also known as Geechee in
Segmental Typology of African CreoleLanguages: Examining Uniformity, Simplification and Simplicity
Until very recently, phonology has been neglected as an area in the study of Creole languages (Bhatt & Plag 2006b, Plag 2003b). Thus, it is perhaps not surprising to note that typological work on