Alderete and Tupper 2016: Connectionist Approaches to Generative Phonology

Connectionist approaches to generative phonology John Alderete, Paul Tupper Abstract: While connectionist models are ubiquitous in psycholinguistic approaches to language processing, they are less well-known as generative models of grammar. This work surveys a literature in which connectionist models have been developed to address problems central to generative phonology. The focus is on explaining to… Read more »

Alderete et al. 2015: Tashlhiyt Berber grammar synopsis

Tashlhiyt Berber grammar synopsis John Alderete, Abdelkrim Jebbour, Bouchra Kachoub, Holly Wilbee Abstract: This synopsis provides a skeletal summary of the main linguistic structures of Tashlhiyt Berber, cross-referenced with the relevant literature. This synopsis is mostly used for internal consistency with our own research projects, but other researchers may find it useful as a reference on Berber linguistics. Keywords: Tashlhiyt,… Read more »

2014-2019 SSHRC Insight Grant on Speech Production

Title: Sound structure in speech production: A comparative study of Fijian and Berber languages Funding: Social Science and Humanities Research Council Research Team: John Alderete (PI, Simon Fraser University), Alexei Kochetov (University of Toronto), Stefan A. Frisch (University of South Florida), Abdelkrim Jebbour (formerly at Ibn Tofail University) Description: Speaking is a complex behavioral task. It involves selecting… Read more »