LCL alumnus Adam Morgan has published a paper on the comprehension of resumptive pronouns in English, together with former UCSD postdoc Titus von der Malsburg, psychology faculty Victor Ferreira, and LCL lab PI Eva Wittenberg. A preprint can be found here,
Adam G. McCollum (2019 PhD), faculty member Eric Bakovic, graduate student Anna Mai, and Eric Meinhardt (2020 PhD) have just published a new paper in the journal Phonology, “Unbounded circumambient patterns in segmental phonology.” The authors present an empirical challenge to a recent assertion that only tonal spreading patterns can be unbounded circumambient, meaning that the determination of a phonological value may depend on information that is an unbounded distance away on both sides. They focus on a demonstration that the ATR harmony pattern found in Tutrugbu is unbounded circumambient, and they also cite several other segmental spreading processes with the same general character. They discuss implications for the complexity of phonology and for the relationship between the explanation of typology and the evaluation of phonological theories.
In German comes the verb not always last (or even second)!
Faculty member Eva Wittenberg and her co-authors just published a book chapter exploring linguistic serialization options, specifically, topics, frame-setter expressions, and verbs in German, English, and Turkish!
Wiese, Heike, Oncu, Mehmet Tahir, Muller, Hans G., Eva Wittenberg (2020). Verb Third in spoken German: A natural order of information, in: Woolfe et al. (eds). Rethinking Verb Second, ch. 29, pp.682-699. Oxford University Press.
Graduate student Anna Mai has published a paper in Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, entitled “Phonetic effects of onset complexity on the English syllable.” Congratulations, Anna!
Faculty member Michelle Yuan has a new paper to appear in Linguistic Inquiry entitled “Diagnosing Object Agreement vs. Clitic Doubling: An Inuit Case Study,” now available online.
Faculty member Emily Clem published a paper entitled “Object-sensitive switch-reference and insatiable probes” in NELS 49: Proceedings of the Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, Vol. 1.
Graduate student Nina Feygl Semushina and faculty member Rachel Mayberry published a paper Numeral Incorporation in Russian Sign Language: Phonological Constraints on Simultaneous Morphology in Sign Language Studies, vol. 20 no. 1.
Abstract. Numeral incorporation is the simultaneous combination of a numeral and a base sign into one sign. Incorporating forms typically use the numerical handshape combined simultaneously with the movement, location, and orientation of the base lexical sign: for example, “3 months” will be expressed through an incorporating form 3_MONTH. Analyses of Russian Sign Language (RSL) data collected through fieldwork in Russia, show that there is no general linguistic rule for numeral incorporation in RSL (unlike in ASL which has a one-handed numeral system). Instead, because of phonological constraints that govern the distribution of two-handed signs, incorporation of two-handed numerals in RSL depends upon the place of articulation and the hand orientation of the particular lexical sign.
Alumnus Gustavo Guajardo (Ph.D., 2017) and faculty member Grant Goodall just published “On the status of Concordantia Temporum in Spanish: An experimental approach” in the open-access journal Glossa. This article is based on a large-scale acceptability experiment done in three countries as part of Gustavo’s dissertation work. Gustavo is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Linguistics at the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Emily Clem co-edited with Peter Jenks and Hannah Sande a book that has just been published with the open-access publisher Language Science Press. The volume is entitled Theory and description in African linguistics: Selected papers from the 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics.
Marc Garellek (Linguistics, UC San Diego) and Adam Chong (Linguistics, Queen Mary University of London) have recently published a new paper entitled “Online perception of glottalized coda stops in American English” in the journal Laboratory Phonology.
The paper can be read here: https://www.journal-labphon.org/article/10.5334/labphon.70/