William J. Poser

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Phonemic restoration was studied using a version of Samuel's (1981a) psychophysical paradigm. We examined the influence of specific acoustic correlates of voicing and place of articulation on phonemic restoration (d') and response bias (Beta). The influence of a higher-level, phonotactic constraint was also examined. All of the stimuli were presented in(More)
Besides its other effects, MMT (methadone maintenance treatment) reduces the high mortality of intravenous heroin addicts to about 30% of controls. On the other hand, deaths of patients and non-patients have been attributed to methadone. Here, we will report on the major reasons for deaths attributed to methadone and discuss suggestions for their(More)
Derived environment effects, in which a rule fails to apply in non-derived environments that otherwise satisfy its structural description, are generally attributed to the Strict Cycle Condition (Kean 1974, Mascaró 1976). Kiparsky (this volume) proposes to eliminate the Strict Cycle Condition, arguing that derived environment effects ". .. are the result of(More)
The Double-O Constraint (Harada 1973), is intended to account for the un-grammaticality of clauses containing two accusative Noun Phrases. It has been discussed by numerous authors in various formulations. This paper attempts to clarify the phenomena involved and to reduce the class of possible analyses. Five main points are made: (a) that there are(More)
[Chumash sibilant harmony, perhaps the strongest example of a feature-changing harmony rule, has been dismissed by Russell (1993) and Bird (1995), proponents of declarative approaches to phonology, as a 'phonetic process'. This characterization does not stand up to analysis. Chumash sibilant harmony is indeed a phonological rule and must be dealt with by(More)