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Title: Optimal Green Ideas in Phonology
Edited By: Karen Baertsch
Daniel A. Dinnsen
URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~iulc/
Series Title: IULC Working Papers Volume 1
Description:

This volume is the first in a new working papers series initiated by the Indiana University Linguistics Club and the Department of Linguistics at Indiana University - Bloomington to showcase the research of our students, faculty and alumni. The papers in this volume focus on optimality theoretic phonology and include the articles listed below. *The Parallel Distribution of Aspirated Stops and /h/ in American English (Stuart Davis) *Generational Faithfulness in Hopi Reduplicative Infixation (Tiffany L. Kershner) *A Case of Sympathy in Javanese Affixation (Minkyung Lee) *Extrametricality in English (Youngsung Lee) *Sympathy, Cumulativity, and the Duke-of-York Gambit (John J. McCarthy) *A Sympathy Account of Multiple Opacity in Wintu (Laura Wilbur McGarrity) *On the Role of Segmental Contrasts in the Acquisition of Clusters (Kathleen M. O'Connor)

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: IULC Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): English
Javanese
Wintu
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ISBN: 1524211001
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Pages: 130
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