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dc.contributor.authorBowers, Dustin
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-09T19:27:58Z
dc.date.available2019-09-09T19:27:58Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.citationBowers, D. (2019). The Nishnaabemwin restructuring controversy: New empirical evidence. Phonology, 36(2), 187-224. doi:10.1017/S0952675719000113en_US
dc.identifier.issn0952-6757
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/s0952675719000113
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/634138
dc.description.abstractThe categorical deletion of unstressed vowels from iterative feet differentiates serial theories of phonology from parallel theories. Of at least equal importance is whether language learners acquire rhythmic syncope. A potentially illustrative case comes from the recent development of Nishnaabemwin (Algonquian), which extended unstressed vowel reduction until it approximated categorical rhythmic syncope. In response, an entire generational cohort reportedly carried out a dramatic restructuring by innovating a novel set of person prefixes and losing the surface alternations. However, the original reports are subject to some dispute. To shed further light on the status of rhythmic syncope in Modern Nishnaabemwin, this paper details three surveys of the first cohort of speakers born during the near-syncope period. The surveys indicate that, despite familiarity with the original system, the entire generational cohort uniformly adopted the innovative system.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canadaen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESSen_US
dc.rights© Cambridge University Press 2019en_US
dc.titleThe Nishnaabemwin restructuring controversy: new empirical evidenceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalPHONOLOGYen_US
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dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.volume36
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage187-224
refterms.dateFOA2019-09-09T19:27:58Z


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