LINGUIST List 13.298

Mon Feb 4 2002

Qs: Phonological Data/Stress, Palatal Glide Changes

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  1. Ted Strauss, seeking phonological data for metrical stress research
  2. Steven Schaufele, Romance palatal glide > fricative

Message 1: seeking phonological data for metrical stress research

Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 15:28:01 -0500
From: Ted Strauss <ted_strausshotmail.com>
Subject: seeking phonological data for metrical stress research


Hello LINGUIST, 

I am a McGill University student doing an undergraduate research project.
 
The aim of the project is to implement several neural network
algorithms for solving metrical stress assignment. To claim success,
the network will need to learn at least 3 language systems, preferably
5-10. Thus, I need to gain access to language data in IPA form which
already has stress assigned to it. Alternatively, I can use data
which has been parsed into syllables and bears stress. The key is to
have stressed data. I am seeking any source which has data of these
forms. The results, as w ell as an interactive java applet, will be
posted online and made availab le to anyone interested. I thank you
for any help you can provide. Sincerely, Ted Strauss

email: ted_strausshotmail.com









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Message 2: Romance palatal glide > fricative

Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 15:11:07 +0800
From: Steven Schaufele <fcosw5mail.scu.edu.tw>
Subject: Romance palatal glide > fricative



Dear Colleagues:

I got a query from a friend a while ago, and i've exhausted all the
resources i have available here without getting much of an answer, so
i'm sending this out on the net.

In a nutshell, what's the history of the evolution from a
syllable-initial palatal glide in Latin (e.g., *iam*, *Iupiter*) to a
palatal fricative or affricate in such modern Romance languages as
French or Italian (*jamais/giammai*, *Jupiter/Giove*)?

Best,
Steven

Steven Schaufele, Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. Linguistics, English Dept.
Soochow Univeristy, Taipei, Taiwan
fcosw5mail.scu.edu.tw
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