Alderete & Finley 2016: Gradient Vowel Harmony in Oceanic

Gradient vowel harmony in Oceanic John Alderete, Sara Finley Abstract: This article contributes to the understanding of gradient phonological patterns by investigating graded vowel co-occurrence in Oceanic languages. In particular, vowel co-occurrence patterns in disyllabic stems are investigated in four languages: Samoan, Tongan, Hawaiian, and Fijian, as well as reconstructed forms in Proto-Oceanic and Proto-Malayo-Polynesian…. Read more »

Alderete & Bradshaw 2013: Samoan root phonotactics

Samoan root phonotactics: Digging deeper into the data John Alderete, Mark Bradshaw Abstract:  This article gives a detailed quantitative account of Samoan root phonotactics. In particular, count data is given in eleven tables of segment frequencies (i.e., consonants, short and long vowels, diphthongs) and frequencies of combinations of segments (i.e., syllable types, consonant-vowel combinations, V-V… Read more »

Alderete & Bradshaw 2012: Samoan grammar synopsis

Samoan grammar synopsis John Alderete, Mark Bradshaw Abstract: This synopsis gives a skeleton outline of Samoan grammar, with a focus on phonology, morphology, and the lexicon. The principal data source is the Mosel and Hovdhaugen (1992) grammar, and the Milner (1966) dictionary. Keywords: Samoan, Austronesian, linguistic documentation Downloads:  link to the manuscript Full citation: Alderete,… Read more »