18.1595, Qs: Epenthesis and Vowel Harmony; Empirical Creole Studies

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Subject: 18.1595, Qs: Epenthesis and Vowel Harmony; Empirical Creole Studies

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1)
Date: 23-May-2007
From: Sara Finley < finley at cogsci.jhu.edu >
Subject: Interaction of Epenthesis and Vowel Harmony? 

2)
Date: 22-May-2007
From: Peter J. Wright < pjw2116 at columbia.edu >
Subject: Empirical Creole Studies

 

	
-------------------------Message 1 ---------------------------------- 
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 16:46:32
From: Sara Finley < finley at cogsci.jhu.edu >
Subject: Interaction of Epenthesis and Vowel Harmony? 
 


I am looking for informaiton about the typology of interactions between
epenthesis (deletion too, if relevant) and vowel harmony. For example, are
there languages where the epenthetic vowel is transparent/opaque to harmony
or does the epenthetic vowel always participate?

If anyone has any insights on references, example languages, it would be
highly appreciated, and I will post my results on Linguist if there is
interest. 

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology


	
-------------------------Message 2 ---------------------------------- 
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 16:46:35
From: Peter J. Wright < pjw2116 at columbia.edu >
Subject: Empirical Creole Studies 

	

Hello everybody,

I'm preparing a comprehensive literature review for a sociolinguistics
class of mine at Teachers College - Columbia University here in New York,
and I was wondering if anyone might know where I could find some recent
empirical studies involving Creole-speaking children and young adults and
the difficulties they face when learning to express themselves in writing
in their Creole's acrolect?  I am interested in any ethnic group speaking a
creolized form of any standard language (e.g., Cape Verdean Creole,
Papiamentu, etc.).

I would greatly appreciate any assistance or information that you might be
able to offer me!

Kind regards,

Peter J. Wright
MA Student in Applied Linguistics
Teachers College - Columbia University
New York, New York

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''If you can't explain something simply, you don't understand it well enough.''
                                    - Albert Einstein 

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
 




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