• Incomplete neutralization image from text Timo B. Roettger & Dinah Baer-Henney – Toward a replication culture
    Vol 1 No 4 (2019)

    Article number 4 of volume 1 of PDA, which publishes articles on a continuous schedule.

    Our understanding of human sound systems is increasingly shaped by experimental studies. What we can learn from a single study, however, is limited. It is of critical importance to evaluate and substantiate existing findings in the literature by directly replicating published studies. More ...

  • Theory comparison image from text Natalie DelBusso & William G. Bennett – ABP and ABC
    Vol 1 No 3 (2019)

    Article number 3 of volume 1 of PDA, which publishes articles on a continuous schedule.

    The same linguistic data can often be analyzed in multiple ways, using different theoretical assumptions. Systematic comparison of the competing analyses requires understanding how the theories give rise to them, and the consequences and predictions implied by each set of assumptions. More ...

  • Vowel quality and proneness to deletion Françoise Rose – Rhythmic syncope and opacity in Mojeño Trinitario
    Vol 1 No 2 (2019)

    Article number 2 of volume 1 of PDA, which publishes articles on a continuous schedule.

    This paper presents rhythmic syncope in Mojeño Trinitario, an Arawak language spoken in lowland Bolivia. In this language, every vowel that is in a weak prosodic position can syncopate. The syncope pattern of Mojeño Trinitario is remarkable for several reasons. More ...

  • Vowel space image from text Dustin Bowers – Positional vs. sonority-driven stress in Gujarati
    Vol 1 No 1 (2019)

    Article number 1 of volume 1 of PDA, which publishes articles on a continuous schedule.

    Stress in Gujarati (Indo-Aryan, India and Pakistan) has been alternately claimed to be strictly positional or sensitive to vowel sonority. The latter analyses figure prominently in arguments for scalar markedness constraints. More ...