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Name: Ricardo  Bermúdez-Otero (IPA: rikaɾð̞o β̞ɛɾmuð̞eθ ot̪eɾo)
Institution: University of Manchester
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.bermudez-otero.com
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear
Selected Publications: Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo (in preparation). Stratal Optimality Theory (Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo (2007). Spanish pseudoplurals: phonological cues in the acquisition of a syntax-morphology mismatch. In Matthew Baerman, Greville Corbett, Dunstan Brown & Andrew Hippisley (eds), Deponency and morphological mismatches (Proceedings of the British Academy 145), 231-269. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo (2007). Diachronic phonology. In Paul de Lacy (ed.), The Cambridge handbook of phonology, 497-517. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo (2007). Morphological structure and phonological domains in Spanish denominal derivation. In Fernando Martínez-Gil & Sonia Colina (eds), Optimality-theoretic studies in Spanish phonology, 278-311. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo & Kersti Börjars (2006). Markedness in phonology and in syntax: the problem of grounding. In Honeybone & Bermúdez-Otero (2006: 710-756).

Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo & Patrick Honeybone (2006). Phonology and syntax: a shifting relationship. In Honeybone & Bermúdez-Otero (2006: 543-561).

Honeybone, Patrick & Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero (eds) (2006). Linguistic knowledge: perspectives from phonology and from syntax. Special Issue, Lingua 116(5): 543-756.

Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo & April McMahon (2006). English phonology and morphology. In Bas Aarts & April McMahon (eds), The handbook of English linguistics, 382-410. Oxford: Blackwell.

Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo (2006). Phonological change in Optimality Theory. In Keith Brown (ed), Encyclopedia of language and linguistics, 2nd edn, vol. 9, 497-505. Oxford: Elsevier.

Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo (2003). The acquisition of phonological opacity. In Jennifer Spenader, Anders Eriksson & Östen Dahl (eds), Variation within Optimality Theory: Proceedings of the Stockholm Workshop on `Variation within Optimality Theory´, 25-36. Stockholm: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University. [Also ROA 593-0403]

Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo & Richard M. Hogg (2003). The actuation problem in Optimality Theory: phonologization, rule inversion, and rule loss. In D. Eric Holt (ed), Optimality Theory and language change (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 56), 91-119. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo, David Denison, Richard M. Hogg & C. B. McCully (eds) (2000). Generative theory and corpus studies: a dialogue from 10ICEHL. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo (1998). Prosodic optimization: the Middle English length adjustment. English Language and Linguistics 2: 169-197.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Generative Theory and Corpus Studies
Courses Taught: Language change,
English phonology past and present,
Introduction to Old English language,
Introduction to phonology
Dissertation Director * of: Phonetics-Phonology Interactions in Pre-sonorant Voicing
(Patrycja Strycharczuk, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: Constraint Interaction in Language Change: Quantity in English and Germanic

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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