Shwayder, Kobey

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    Word-Level Recursion in Spanish Compounds
    (2015-03-01) Shwayder, Kobey
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    Interaction of Phonology and Morphology in Maltese and Makassarese Clitics
    (2014-01-01) Shwayder, Kobey
    This paper presents two case studies in which surface phonological form is determined by an interaction of phonological and morphological information and processes. In both Makassarese (South Sulawesi, Austronesian) and Maltese (Semitic) the attachment of certain clitics to a host results in an asymmetry in phonological behavior. The phonological form of these host-clitic structures is sensitive to both the morphology of the clitic (that is, not all clitics show this behavior) and to the phonological shape of the host. To analyze this data, I propose a framework, following Distributed Morphology (Halle and Marantz 1993, et. seq.), in which the triggers for the application of phonological processes are specific morphosyntactic structures and processes. One such morphosyntactic process, Local Dislocation, is known to be conditioned by phonological information about the objects to which it applies. The interleaving of Vocabulary Insertion, which results in available phonological material, Linearization and Local Dislocation result in a framework which has a complicated but restricted interaction of phonological and morphological information. With this framework, the data in the case studies can be explained with one simple morphological process and a few simple phonological rules.
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    (2013-01-28) Shwayder, Kobey
    The University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics (PWPL) is an occasional series published by the Penn Linguistics Club. The series has included volumes of previously unpublished work, or work in progress, by linguists with an ongoing affiliation with the Department, as well as volumes of papers from NWAV and the Penn Linguistics Colloquium. This volume contains selected papers from the 36th Penn Linguistics Colloquium, held from March 23rd-25th, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA at the University of Pennsylvania. This volume also contains four papers that were presented at the 35th Penn Linguistics Colloquium, but were accidentally omitted from PWPL volume 18.1 due to editor error. Those papers are: - Cook, Toni. "Explaining the Final Vowel Mismatch in Zulu Reduplication" - Sun, Jisung. "The Derivational Nature of External Possession" - Takahashi, Masahiko. "Adjunction, Phases, and Complex Predicates in Japanese" - Yoon, Junghyoe and Yoshihisa Kitagawa. "Case Drop from Fragment Answers in Korean" Thanks go to the editorial board, in alphabetical order: Hezekiah Akiva Bacovcin, Sunghye Cho, Claire Crawford, Aaron Ecay, Sabrya Fisher, Aaron Freeman, Lauren Friedman, Josef Fruehwald, Amy Goodwin Davies, Guðrún Björg Gylfadóttir, Anton Karl Ingason, Soohyun Kwon, Marielle Lerner, Hilary Prichard, Einar Freyr Sigurðsson, Elizabeth Sneller, and Robert Wilder. Since Vol. 14.2, PWPL has been an internet-only publication. Since Vol. 13.2, PWPL has been published both in print and online gratis via ScholarlyCommons@Penn. Due to the large number of hits these online papers have received, and the time and expense of managing a back catalog of PWPL volumes, the editorial committee decided in 2008 to cease print publication in favor of wider-scale free online dissemination. Please continue citing PWPL papers or issues as you would a print journal article, though you may also provide the URL of the manuscript. An example is below: Atanassov, Dimka, Florian Schwarz, and John C. Trueswell. 2013. On the Processing of "might". U. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 19.1: Proceedings of PLC 36, ed. K. Shwayder, 1-10. Ultimately, the entire back catalog will be digitized and available on ScholarlyCommons@Penn. Publication in the University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics (PWPL) does not preclude submission of papers elsewhere; copyright is retained by the author(s) of individual papers. The PWPL editors can be contacted at: U. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 619 Williams Hall University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104–6305 Kobey Shwayder Issue Editor
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    Against a Split Phonology of Michif
    (2014-01-01) Prichard, Hilary; Shwayder, Kobey
    This paper investigates the claim that Michif has a phonology split by etymological origin, Cree and French. We present two case studies, one which examines a phonological process and one which concerns the vowel inventory. The first case examines whether a French phonological rule, liaison, is truly restricted to the French portion of Michif, or whether it can apply across etymological classes. We find instances where liaison does occur between French and non-French words, suggesting that liaison cannot be restricted to a French subpart. The second case tests whether the Michif vowel inventory can reliably be divided into French and Cree categories on the basis of phonetic contrasts. The statistical models indicate that there is no basis for dividing the inventory into two subparts based on etymology. Taken together, these case studies suggest that the phonology of Michif should be treated as a single system rather than a split system.