Alderete & MacMillan 2015: Reduplication in Hawaiian

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 »

Crosswhite et al. 2003: Russian stress experiment

Morphological effects on default stress placement in novel Russian words Katherine Crosswhite, John Alderete, Tim Beasley, Vita Markman Abstract: This article presents the results of a nonce-probe experiment conducted with 13 native speakers of Russian and examines the implications of these results for the linguistic analysis of Russian stress. Experimental items were novel words that ended in a sequence… Read more »

Alderete et al. 2005: contrast analysis

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 »

Alderete & Bob 2005: Tahltan stress

A corpus-based approach to Tahltan stress John Alderete, Tanya Bob Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to document and refine hypotheses concerning stress in Tahltan (Northern Athabaskan). An analysis of the field data collected in 1980-83 by Patricia A. Shaw (University of British Columbia) reveals a set of correlations between stress assignment and the… Read more »

Alderete 1995: Winnebago accent and Dorsey’s Law

Winnebago accent and Dorsey’s Law John Alderete   Keywords: stress, epenthesis, trochaic feet, Winnebago, Ho-Chunk Downloads:  link to article Full citation: Alderete, John. 1995. Winnebago Accent and Dorsey’s Law. In Jill Beckman, Laura Walsh-Dickey, & Suzanne Urbanczyk (eds.), University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers 18, Papers in Optimality Theory, pp. 21-51. Amherst: Graduate Linguistic Student Association.

Alderete 1995: Faithfulness to prosodic heads

Faithfulness to prosodic heads John Alderete Blurb: One of the original works on positional faithfulness, motivated empirically by stress-related vowel reduction rules and the interaction between stress and epenthesis. Keywords: stress, epenthesis, vowel reduction, correspondence, positional faithfulness, Optimality Theory Downloads:  link to article Full citation: Alderete, John. 1995. Faithfulness to prosodic heads. Rutgers Optimality Archive, Report… Read more »

Alderete 1999: Head dependence in stress-epenthesis interaction

Head dependence in stress-epenthesis interaction John Alderete Keywords: stress, epenthesis, correspondence, Optimality Theory, positional faithfulness Downloads:  link to article Full citation: John Alderete. 1999. Head dependence in stress-epenthesis interaction. In Ben Hermans & Marc van Oostendorp (eds.), The derivational residue in phonological Optimality Theory, pp. 29-50. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [Reprinted in John McCarthy (ed.), Optimality Theory… Read more »

Alderete 2000: Prosodic morphology in Jamaican Creole

The prosodic morphology of iteratives in Jamaican Creole John Alderete Abstract: The input of a reduplicative word formation process in Jamaican Creole (JC) is restricted prosodically. In this paper, the prosodic restrictions are analyzed in terms of constraints that are generally operative in JC prosody. The study therefore provides empirical support for the Prosodic Morphology Hypothesis of McCarthy… Read more »

Alderete 2000: Prosodic faithfulness in Cupeño

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

Alderete 2001: Morphologically governed accent in OT

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 »