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FYI: The Proceedings of the 10th Linguistic Meeting of the University of Antarctica

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Date: 01-Apr-2021
From: Edwina B. Sapir-Whorf <>
Subject: The Proceedings of the 10th Linguistic Meeting of the University of Antarctica
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Journal Title:
The Proceedings of the 10th Linguistic Meeting of the University of Antarctica
Publication Date: April 1, 2021

Pulmonic Ingressive Phonation in Antarctic Speech
Lin G. Uist
Pages 1-24
Languages of Antarctica exhibit a typologically unusual prevalence of pulmonic
ingressive speech sounds. These occur in rapid alternation with egressive
sounds. This research presents language external data that this phenomenon may
be due to Antarctica’s extreme cold.

A Study of Historic Vowel Qualities
Noah M. C. Homsky
Pages 25-43
Building on groundbreaking studies using ice cores drilled from Antarctic
glaciers to study historic air quality, this study employs the same
methodology to describe historic vowel qualities by examining vowels frozen in
the Antarctic ice.

Syntax Icebergs: An alternative syntactic model
Edwina B. Sapir-Whorf
Pages 44-67
Because trees are famously rare in Antarctica, linguists at the University of
Antarctica use Syntax Icebergs to model sentence structure. In addition to
addressing many important questions on Deep Structure, the Iceberg model
alleviates the tree shortage in Antarctica.

Diachronic Stability of Antarctic Liquids
Pen Guin L. Penguist
Pages 68-77
Recent diachronic studies of the dialects of Antarctica have focused on the
qualities of liquids and glides. Very little diachronic change was observed,
almost as though Antarctic liquids have remained frozen throughout time.

Minimalism and the Antarctic Syntactic Landscape
Daniel Jackson
Pages 78-101
Our study has shown that certain Antarctic constructions have recently begun
to utilize Move and Merge operations at unprecedented rates. South pole
syntacticians worry that overuse of these operations could potentially reshape
the syntactic landscape in unpredictable ways.

Possible Worlds to Possible Temperatures
Drago Dothraki and Clark Kent
Pages 102-122
Thanks to the treacherous climate of the Arctic, linguists at the University
of Antarctica have made a revolutionary discovery: some expressions are
temperature sensitive. To account for the uncovering of this groundbreaking
phenomenon, denotations need to be relativized to a world, time, and
temperature. By default, this newly proposed temperature parameter is set to
the temperature at which an utterance is made. This marks the launch of an
exciting new field to be explored in formal semantics dubbed “Possible
Temperature Semantics”.

Advances in onomastic studies: Evolution of the place names in the Antarctic
O. Noma and S. Tics
Pages 123-140
This paper investigates the evolution of the place names in Antarctica and
provides instrumental evidence for the hypothesis that place names evolve
slower in a colder climate.
We would like to thank our colleagues from the Underwater University at the
Marianas Trench and the University of Atlantis for their collaboration in the
organization of this conference.

Arclantean: Language transfer between Antarctic dialects and Atlantean
Milo Thatch
Pages 141-165
Thanks to the esteemed linguist Milo Thatch at the University of Atlantis, we
have discovered a new dialect --- Arclantean! This disproves his previous
theory that Atlantean has gone unchanged since 100,000 B.C. This discovery
adds another dialect to the dialectal map being made by the University of

Computational Advances in the Arctic
Hal Dave Bowman
Pages 165-180
With access to colder temperatures for computer cooling available at the
University of Antarctica researchers have been able to push the sizes of
cutting edge language models to new heights and shorter training times. This
paper investigates the correlation between training times and ambient
temperatures for language models trained on servers in the open arctic air.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics

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