Reduplication in Hawaiian: Variations on a theme of minimal word John Alderete, Kayleigh MacMillan Abstract: The article explores a database of over 1600 reduplicated words in Hawaiian and gives the first comprehensive account of the empirical generalizations concerning reduplicant form and associated vowel length alternations. We argue that the observed output patterns and length alternations can be cogently… Read more »
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Contrast analysis aids the learning of phonological underlying forms John Alderete, Adrian Brasoveanu, Nazarré Merchant, Alan Prince, and Bruce Tesar Abstract: This paper presents evidence in support of the idea that observations about surface contrast can inform a language learner about the content of underlying forms. Specifically, it is shown that contrasting surface realizations of a pair… Read more »
On tone and length in Tahltan (Northern Athabaskan) John Alderete Keywords: tone, length, Tahltan, Athabaskan, tonogenesis, vowel constriction, low-marked tone, historical sources of length Downloads: PDF of article, data supplement1 supplement2 Full citation: 2005. John Alderete. On tone and length in Tahltan (Northern Athabaskan). In Sharon Hargus & Keren Rice (eds.), Athabaskan prosody, pp. 185-207. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Prosodic faithfulness in Cupeño John Alderete Keywords: prosodic faithfulness, root/affix faithfulness, lexical stress, Uto-Aztecan, Cupeño, Optimality Theory, surface constraints on lexical stress Downloads: link to article Full citation: Alderete, John. 2000. Prosodic faithfulness in Cupeño. In Elena Benedicto (ed.), University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers 20, Indigenous languages, pp. 1-27. Amherst: Graduate Linguistic Student Association
Morphologically governed accent in Optimality Theory [Revised doctoral dissertation] John Alderete This dissertation examines the influence of morphological factors on stress and pitch accent. Two basic types are recognized. In root-controlled accent, inherent accent in a root overrides inherent affix accent; as a result, affixal accent is only realized in words with unaccented roots. In affix-controlled accent, the… Read more »
Root-controlled accent in Cupeño John Alderete Abstract: Recent work on the nature of faithfulness constraints in Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky 1993) has proposed distinct faithfulness constraints for roots and afﬁxes. The distinction between root and afﬁx faithfulness has been employed in the analysis of the privileged status of roots in a variety of phonological systems, such… Read more »