Yen-Hwei Lin

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The goal of this study is to examine children’s acquisition of Mandarin Tone 3 Sandhi (T3S) in flat structures. Syllables in flat structures are parsed either in binary feet from left to right, followed by incorporation of an unparsed syllable or in one large prosodic domain [1-3]. We used an elicited production task to examine non-cyclic parsing strategies(More)
Earlier analyses of rime change (Lin 1989, 1993) posit subsegmental affixes such as featural or prosodic affixes (e.g. [+back, +round] or a mora/default vowel) and templatic output restrictions (e.g. an open syllable). In some cases of rime change, however, there are puzzling unexpected alternations or exceptions that are difficult to explain and analyze.(More)
This work studies antimicrobial resistance and class 1 integrons of Aeromonas spp. in human isolates from southern Taiwan. PCR amplification and DNA sequence analyses were performed to characterize the gene cassette regions of the class 1 integron in 204 isolates of Aeromonas hydrophila, 36 isolates of A. sobria, 23 isolates of A. veronii, and 4 isolates of(More)
This paper examines unexpected morphophonological outputs under diminutive rime change in Huojia, Jiyuan and Hongan, and explores a systemic contrastbased approach to show how preservation of phonological/phonetic contrasts serves to preserve morphophonological contrasts within the root-diminutive paradigm. The proposed anlaysis (i) shows that(More)
Previous research shows that aspiration and sonorancy can have inconsistent consonantal effects on vowel F0 across languages, and even within the same language in different studies: they are reported to either lower F0, raise F0, or have neutral effects. This paper is interested in such inconsistent consonantal effects on vowel F0 in Cantonese and Mandarin.(More)
This quantitative study examines vowel adaptation patterns in English-based Standard Mandarin (SM) loanwords drawn from a dictionary corpus. The findings are: (i) English non-central vowels are mostly matched in backness in SM, (ii) English high and low vowels have a strong tendency to be retained as high and low respectively in SM, whereas matches for(More)
This paper examines English-based loanwords in Standard Mandarin in light of various proposals on how loanwords are adapted and processed, and discusses the implications of the findings in loanword adaptation for phonological theory. There have been three major approaches to the adaptation and processing of sound-based loanwords: the Perception Approach,(More)