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Vol. 2 No. 6 (2020): William G. Bennett & Aaron Braver – Different speakers, different grammars: Productivity and representation of Xhosa labial palatalization

While cross-linguistic studies suggest that palatalization is preferentially triggered by high and front vocoids, and that it targets coronals or dorsals, Xhosa has a process of palatalization that is triggered by [w], and that targets only bilabials. More ...

Published: 2020-09-09
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Other Issues in Volume 2

Juliet Stanton – Aggressive reduplication and dissimilation in Sundanese
Vol. 2 No. 5 (2020)

Most cases of long-distance consonant dissimilation can be characterized as local (occurring across a vowel) or unbounded (occurring at all distances). The only known exception is rhotic dissimilation in Sundanese (Cohn 1992; Bennett 2015a,b), which applies in certain non-local contexts only. More ...

 

Christian DiCanio et al. – Glottal toggling in Itunyoso Triqui; & Paul de Lacy – Reply to DiCanio et al.
Vol. 2 No. 4 (2020)

DiCanio et al.: Itunyoso Triqui (Oto-Manguean: Mexico) possesses several unique morphological derivations, each of which is typified by a toggling of glottal features at the right edge of the root. More ...
de Lacy: In this Reply, I seek to clarify how the descriptive use of ‘exchange’ relates to and differs from its meaning in phonological theories. I also show that the issue of whether exchanges exist is highly theory-dependent. More ...

 

Adam G. McCollum & James Essegbey – Initial prominence and Tutrugbu
Vol. 2 No. 3 (2020)

One of the key elements of constraint-based formalisms is their ability to derive a variety of effects from the interaction of general constraints. As for vowel harmony, one persistent question within Optimality Theory is how to encode directionality. More ...

 

Pius W. Akumbu, Larry M. Hyman & Roland Kießling – The segmental and tonal structure of verb inflection in Babanki
Vol. 2 No. 2 (2020)

In this study we provide a comprehensive phonological and morphological overview of the complex tense-aspect-mood (TAM) system of Babanki, a Grassfields Bantu language of Cameroon. Our emphasis is on the competing inflectional tonal melodies that are assigned to the verb stem. More ...

 

Eric W. Campbell – Speaking backwards in Zenzontepec Chatino
Vol. 2 No. 1 (2020)

Play languages (also known as language games or ludlings) represent a special type of language use that is well known to shed useful light on linguistic structure. This paper explores a syllable transposition play language in Zenzontepec Chatino that provides evidence for the segmental inventory, syllable structure, More ...