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LINGUIST List 18.1595

Fri May 25 2007

Qs: Epenthesis and Vowel Harmony; Empirical Creole Studies

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        1.    Sara Finley, Interaction of Epenthesis and Vowel Harmony?
        2.    Peter J. Wright, Empirical Creole Studies

Message 1: Interaction of Epenthesis and Vowel Harmony?
Date: 23-May-2007
From: Sara Finley <finleycogsci.jhu.edu>
Subject: Interaction of Epenthesis and Vowel Harmony?

I am looking for informaiton about the typology of interactions between
epenthesis (deletion too, if relevant) and vowel harmony. For example, are
there languages where the epenthetic vowel is transparent/opaque to harmony
or does the epenthetic vowel always participate?

If anyone has any insights on references, example languages, it would be
highly appreciated, and I will post my results on Linguist if there is

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Message 2: Empirical Creole Studies
Date: 22-May-2007
From: Peter J. Wright <pjw2116columbia.edu>
Subject: Empirical Creole Studies

Hello everybody,

I'm preparing a comprehensive literature review for a sociolinguistics
class of mine at Teachers College - Columbia University here in New York,
and I was wondering if anyone might know where I could find some recent
empirical studies involving Creole-speaking children and young adults and
the difficulties they face when learning to express themselves in writing
in their Creole's acrolect? I am interested in any ethnic group speaking a
creolized form of any standard language (e.g., Cape Verdean Creole,
Papiamentu, etc.).

I would greatly appreciate any assistance or information that you might be
able to offer me!

Kind regards,

Peter J. Wright
MA Student in Applied Linguistics
Teachers College - Columbia University
New York, New York

''If you can't explain something simply, you don't understand it well enough.''
- Albert Einstein

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

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