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The Free-Ride Procedure To Morphophonemic Learning Is Correct. Some Evidence From Catalan Vowel Epenthesis, Clàudia Pons-Moll, Maria-Rosa Lloret May 2014

The Free-Ride Procedure To Morphophonemic Learning Is Correct. Some Evidence From Catalan Vowel Epenthesis, Clàudia Pons-Moll, Maria-Rosa Lloret

Clàudia Pons-Moll

The structure present in URs is not challenging when productive morphophonemic alternations shed light on it, and when there is a clear and systematic phonological condition in the language that justifies the differences between the UR that has to be established and the corresponding surface representation. The challenge, or the uncertainty, appears in those cases in which such morphophonemic alternations do not exist, when they are not fully productive or transparent, and also when alternative interpretations are possible. This is the case of the URs corresponding to words beginning with < esC >- in Catalan (escriure 'to write', estona 'while', espot 'spot'), for ...


Prestressing Suffixes In Catalan. A Challenge For Ot-Cc With Optimal Interleaving?, Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2014

Prestressing Suffixes In Catalan. A Challenge For Ot-Cc With Optimal Interleaving?, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

No abstract provided.


Prestressing Suffixes In Catalan. A Challenge For Ot-Cc With Optimal Interleaving? (Second Part), Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2014

Prestressing Suffixes In Catalan. A Challenge For Ot-Cc With Optimal Interleaving? (Second Part), Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

No abstract provided.


Underapplication Of Vowel Reduction To Schwa In Majorcan Catalan. Some Evidence For The Left Syllable Of The Stem As A Prominent Position And For Subparadigms, Clàudia Pons-Moll Aug 2013

Underapplication Of Vowel Reduction To Schwa In Majorcan Catalan. Some Evidence For The Left Syllable Of The Stem As A Prominent Position And For Subparadigms, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

No abstract provided.


About The Underlying Representation Of Words Starting In -Vsc In Catalan And The Opaque Character Of Morphophonological Alternations By Prefixation, Clàudia Pons-Moll, Maria-Rosa Lloret Jan 2013

About The Underlying Representation Of Words Starting In -Vsc In Catalan And The Opaque Character Of Morphophonological Alternations By Prefixation, Clàudia Pons-Moll, Maria-Rosa Lloret

Clàudia Pons-Moll

No abstract provided.


(Des)Obediències De La Reducció Vocàlica En El Català De Mallorca, Clàudia Pons-Moll Dec 2012

(Des)Obediències De La Reducció Vocàlica En El Català De Mallorca, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

No abstract provided.


Rhotic Metathesis In Algherese Catalan: A Harmonic Serialism Account, Francesc Torres-Tamarit, Clàudia Pons-Moll, Maria Cabrera-Callís Jan 2012

Rhotic Metathesis In Algherese Catalan: A Harmonic Serialism Account, Francesc Torres-Tamarit, Clàudia Pons-Moll, Maria Cabrera-Callís

Clàudia Pons-Moll

In the light of the diachronic process of rhotic metathesis that has applied in Algherese Catalan,1 in this paper we provide some empirical evidence for considering the left edge of the stem a prominent position, along the lines of Alber 2001. A Harmonic Serialism analysis of the data is presented, as well as a comparison with parallel OT. It is argued that the typological predictions that derive from Harmonic Serialism are more restrictive than those derived from parallel OT. Only resorting to Harmonic Serialism, indeed, long-distance metathesis can be discarded as a potential process of natural languages (Hume 2001 ...


Serial Prosodification And Voiced Stop Geminates In Catalan, Francesc Torres-Tamarit, Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2012

Serial Prosodification And Voiced Stop Geminates In Catalan, Francesc Torres-Tamarit, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

Abstract soon.


Loanword Phonology, Lexical Exceptions, Morphologically Driven Underapplication, And The Nature Of Positionally Biased Constraints, Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2012

Loanword Phonology, Lexical Exceptions, Morphologically Driven Underapplication, And The Nature Of Positionally Biased Constraints, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

In this paper we provide a formal account for underapplication of vowel reduction to schwa in Majorcan Catalan loanwords and learned words. On the basis of the comparison of these data with those concerning productive derivation and verbal inflection, which show analogous patterns, in this paper we also explore the existing —and not yet acknowledged— correlation between those processes that exhibit a particular behaviour in the loanword phonology with respect to the native phonology of the language, those processes that show lexical exceptions and those processes that underapply due to morphological reasons. In light of the analysis of the very ...


When Diachrony Meets Synchrony. Phonological Change, Phonological Variation And Optimal Paradigms, Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2012

When Diachrony Meets Synchrony. Phonological Change, Phonological Variation And Optimal Paradigms, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

General goals. This paper has three goals. First, it aims to illustrate how the problems derived from access to intricate diachronic empirical data can sometimes be informed by a careful look at interdialectal microvariation, in that this linguistic microvariation can sometimes help to explain why a phonological process applies or has applied. Second, it intends to show how some of the machineries developed within Optimality Theory to account for synchronic surface resemblances between the members of an inflectional paradigm can be applied to account for phonological change. Third, it attempts to demonstrate how the analysis of phonological change and linguistic ...


It Is All Downhill From Here: The Role Of Syllable Contact In Romance Languages, Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2011

It Is All Downhill From Here: The Role Of Syllable Contact In Romance Languages, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

No abstract provided.


Rara Afis, Rara Avis. O Del Comportament Fonològic Especial De Les Friactives Labiodentals En Català, Clàudia Pons-Moll, Maria-Rosa Lloret, Jesús Jiménez Jan 2011

Rara Afis, Rara Avis. O Del Comportament Fonològic Especial De Les Friactives Labiodentals En Català, Clàudia Pons-Moll, Maria-Rosa Lloret, Jesús Jiménez

Clàudia Pons-Moll

No abstract provided.


Morphologically Driven Underapplication, Lexical Exceptions, Loanword Phonology And Foreign Language Acquisition. Which Is Their Lowest Common Denominator», Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2009

Morphologically Driven Underapplication, Lexical Exceptions, Loanword Phonology And Foreign Language Acquisition. Which Is Their Lowest Common Denominator», Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

Languages exhibit a set of phonological processes which underapply due to morphological reasons, which have lexical exceptions and which show a peculiar behavior in loanword phonology. The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the correlation between these three circumstances, and to investigate its consequences on second language acquisition. We show how a gradation can be made between the processes that meet all these three circumstances, the processes that just meet some of them and the processes that do not meet any one. In order to illustrate our argument, we will focus on some well-known Catalan phenomena (i ...


Handout Associated To The Paper "Morphologically Driven Underapplication, Lexical Exceptions, Loanword Phonology And Foreign Language Acquisition. Which Is Their Lowest Common Denominator", Presented (Either As A Poster Or As A Talk) At Papi 2009 (U De Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Michigan Linguistic Society – 40th Annual Conference (University Of Michigan-Flint. 23 October 2010) [Along With F. Torres-Tamarit], And The 20th Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester University, May 2012. (2009), Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2008

Handout Associated To The Paper "Morphologically Driven Underapplication, Lexical Exceptions, Loanword Phonology And Foreign Language Acquisition. Which Is Their Lowest Common Denominator", Presented (Either As A Poster Or As A Talk) At Papi 2009 (U De Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Michigan Linguistic Society – 40th Annual Conference (University Of Michigan-Flint. 23 October 2010) [Along With F. Torres-Tamarit], And The 20th Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester University, May 2012. (2009), Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

No abstract provided.


Regarding The Sonority Of Liquids, Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2008

Regarding The Sonority Of Liquids, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

No abstract provided.


The Sonority Scale: Categorical Or Gradient, Clàudia Pons-Moll Dec 2007

The Sonority Scale: Categorical Or Gradient, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

Abstract available at: http://www.cunyphonologyforum.net/SYLLABSTRACTS/PonsPoster.pdf


Some Reflections On The Verbal Morphophonology Of Balearic Catalan, Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2007

Some Reflections On The Verbal Morphophonology Of Balearic Catalan, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

In Balearic Catalan, first person singular present indicative verb forms do not show an explicit inflectional morph, as do most dialects of Catalan. Among these forms, we find final consonant clusters that involve a violation of the sonority constraint according to which the degree of sonority between the segments of a syllable must be decreasing in relation to the nucleus. The same clusters in nominal inflection areresolved by means of a process of vowel epenthesis. The exceptional phonological behavior of these consonant clusters is not circumscribed to sonority factors, but also concerns the regular phonology of the dialect, either because ...


Preconsonantal Palatal Segments. A Cross-Dialectal Analysis, Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2005

Preconsonantal Palatal Segments. A Cross-Dialectal Analysis, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

No abstract provided.


Segmental And Featural Strategies To Avoid Adjacent Sibilant Segments In Balearic Catalan, Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2004

Segmental And Featural Strategies To Avoid Adjacent Sibilant Segments In Balearic Catalan, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

No abstract provided.