Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login

New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."


We Have a New Site!

With the help of your donations we have been making good progress on designing and launching our new website! Check it out at https://linguistlist.org/!
***We are still in our beta stages for the new site--if you have any feedback, be sure to let us know at webdevlinguistlist.org***

Academic Paper


Title: Vocalic Labialization in Baghdadi Arabic: Representation and Computation
Paper URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024384115000650
Author: Islam Youssef
Email: click here TO access email
Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/imyoussef/
Institution: University of South-Eastern Norway
Linguistic Field: Phonology
Subject Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian
Abstract: This paper concentrates on morphological categories in Baghdadi Arabic where the appearance of a short high vowel [u] or [i] is predictable, i.e. a process of vocalic labialization. The process is contingent upon the presence of an underlying /i/ or an unspecified (e.g. epenthetic) vowel, and it is triggered either by one labial-velar glide or by the collective influence of neighboring labial and emphatic/velar/uvular consonants. The consequence is that surface [u] in this language is analyzed as having both [labial] and [dorsal] features under a vocalic node. This treatment raises a number of theoretical questions regarding cross-category C-to-V assimilation effects and locality in spreading. I provide detailed and closely-intertwined representational and computational accounts of the pattern that address these important theoretical issues.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Lingua 160: 74–90
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024384115000650
Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page