How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
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)