Alderete & Kochetov 2009: Japanese mimetic palatalization revisited …

Japanese mimetic palatalization revisited: implications for conflicting directionality John Alderete, Alexei Kochetov Abstract: This article re-examines ‘conflicting directionality ’ in Japanese mimetic words, a distributional pattern in which palatalisation is preferentially realised on the rightmost of two coronal consonants, but on the leftmost consonant in a word without coronals. Analysis of the original dictionary evidence given in support of this… Read more »

Alderete & Tesar 2002: Learning covert phonological interaction

Learning covert phonological interaction: An analysis of the problem posed by the interaction of stress and epenthesis John Alderete, Bruce Tesar Abstract: The purpose of this report is to contribute to formal learning theory in Optimality Theory by providing an analysis of the problem posed by covert phonological interaction. Building on standard theories of syllable… Read more »

Alderete, Tupper, & Frisch 2014: Arabic phonotactic learner

Phonotactic learning without a-priori constraints: Arabic root restrictions revisited John Alderete, Paul Tupper, Stefan A. Frisch Abstract: In this article, we develop a connectionist model of learning phonotactics and apply it to the problem of learning root cooccurrence restrictions in Arabic. In particular, a multilayer network with a hidden layer is trained on a representative… Read more »

Tesar et al. 2003: surgery learning

Surgery in language learning Bruce Tesar, John Alderete, Graham Horwood, Koichi Nishitani, Nazarre Merchant, Alan Prince Blurb: Demonstration of how inconsistency detection can be used to learn lexical representations in tandem with learning constraint rankings in OT grammars. Keywords: surgery learning, computational learning, Optimality Theory, lexical stress, inconsistency detection Downloads:  PDF of article Full citation: Tesar, Bruce, John… Read more »