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Reconsidering the Canons of Sound-Change: Towards a "Big Bang" Theory

  title={Reconsidering the Canons of Sound-Change: Towards a "Big Bang" Theory},
  author={Richard Janda and Brian D. Joseph},
Cue switching in the perception of approximants: Evidence from two English dialects
A surprising dissimilarity is attested in the perception of approximants by speakers of American and Standard Southern British English. Eighteen subjects (6 AE and 12 SSBE) performed anExpand
Variability in American English s-retraction suggests a solution to the actuation problem
Abstract Although formulated by Weinreich, Labov, and Herzog in 1968, the actuation problem has remained an unsolved problem in understanding sound change: if sound change is conceived as theExpand
The diachrony of labiality in Trique, and the functional relevance of gradience and variation
At some point in the history of Trique, round vowels began to spread rightward across velars, eventually turning these velars into labio-velars. This spreading did not occur when the consonant wasExpand
Linking Cognitive and Social Aspects of Sound Change Using Agent-Based Modeling
The general conclusion is that many types of sound change are the outcome of how phonetic distributions are oriented with respect to each other, their association to phonological classes, and how these types of information vary between speakers that happen to interact with each other. Expand
The Relevance of Context and Experience for the Operation of Historical Sound Change
The general conclusion is that the instabilities that give rise to sound change are an inevitable consequence of the same mechanisms that are deployed in maintaining the stability between phonological categories and their association with the speech signal. Expand
Analogy, Levelling, Markedness: Principles of Change in Phonology and Morphology (review)
sister (e.g. subject-verb agreement)—strongly reminiscent of Johanna Nichols's head-marking grammar (Nichols 1986). He combines these mechanisms with 'ultra-simple' lexical entries (325). Ch. 5Expand
The early influence of phonology on a phonetic change
The conventional wisdom regarding the diachronic process whereby phonetic phenomena become phonologized appears to be the ‘error accumulation’ model, so called by Baker, Archangeli, and MielkeExpand
The historical phonology of Mawé glides
This study aims at contributing to a more elaborate understanding of the historical phonology of Mawe (Tupi family, Brazil). The paper discusses two patterns of diachronic correspondence involving jExpand
Individual differences and the explanation of sound change
Particular historical events are not amenable to deductive explanation, but the general macroscopic facts of sound change are. At present, widely accepted explanations of such facts posit causes thatExpand


Anticipatory labial coarticulation: experimental, biological, and linguistic variables.
  • J. Lubker, T. Gay
  • Physics, Medicine
  • The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • 1982
There are also language-specific differences in the production of rounded vowels which suggest that Swedish and American English speakers have learned different motor-programming goals. Expand
Competing Changes as a Cause of Residue
In the literature on sound change, much has been made of the neogrammarian doctrine that sound changes operate without exceptions. Without some such hypothesis any description would be a long list ofExpand
Sprachatlas der deutschen Schweiz
In the Foreword to this, the eighth volume of the Linguistic Atlas of GermanSpeaking Switzerland, Rudolf Trüb, who has been with the project since he began as a field-worker in the 1950s and, as ofExpand
Recent investigations of the history of Chinese have given new support to the view that sound change diffuses gradually across the lexicon. Yet instrumental studies of sound change in progressExpand
Principles and Methods in Historical Phonology: From Proto-Algonkian to Arapaho
Picard applies his theoretical assumptions to a detailed development and analysis of the phonological changes that have taken place between Proto-Algonkian and modern Arapaho and provides a segment-by-segment derivation of over two hundred lexical items, showing exactly which sound changes have applied in each case. Expand
The reality of linguistic rules
This volume presents a selection of the best papers from the 21st Annual University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Linguistics Symposium. Researchers from linguistics, psychology, computer science, andExpand
Principles of historical linguistics
The major purpose of the book is to provide in up-to-date form such an understanding of the principles of historical linguistics and the related fields of comparative linguisticistics and linguistic reconstruction. Expand
The handbook of historical linguistics
Part I: Introduction:. On Language, Change, and Language Change -- Or, Of History, Linguistics, and Historical Linguistics: Richard D. Janda & Brian D. Joseph, both The Ohio State University. PartExpand
The social stratification of English in New York City
Part I. Problems and Methods of Analysis: 1. The study of language in its social context 2. First approach to the structure of New York City English 3. The social stratification of English in NewExpand