[Lingtyp] Phonological segment borrowing in the world's languages

Prof. Dr. Thomas Stolz stolz at uni-bremen.de
Tue Aug 25 10:27:04 UTC 2020

  Dear Elad,

thank you very much for the very helpful update on your ongoing  
projects and publications. We have been conducting a sister-project  
with the focus on loan phonemes in Europe. Our book manuscript is in  
its (pre-)final stages now so that we are confident to publish it in  
early 2021. It is a study of phoneme borrowing which takes account of  
data from 210 European "doculects" (including regional varieties) for  
the quantitative part plus additionally some dozens of further  
doculects which are addressed only in the qualitative part of the  
book. The study is intended as an appetizer for our "big" project  
which goes by the name of /THE PHONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE/. Here are  
the bibliographical coordinates:

Stolz, Thomas & Levkovych, Nataliya (with the assistance of Beke  
Seefried). 2021.
/Towards the Phonological Atlas of Europe.
The Areal Linguistics of Loan Phonemes in Europe/
(= Studia Typologica 28)
Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter.

Of course, we will arrange for your new contributions to be mentioned  
in the appropriate sections.

All the best. Thomas & Natasha

----- Nachricht von Elad Eisen <elad.eisen at mail.huji.ac.il> ---------
  Datum: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 22:56:12 +0300
    Von: Elad Eisen <elad.eisen at mail.huji.ac.il>
Betreff: [Lingtyp] Phonological segment borrowing in the world's languages
     An: lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org

> Dear all,
>            In January, Ian Joo posted a question on this list  
> regarding phonemes in loanwords, which seems to have sparked some  
> interest. We already mentioned SegBo (Grossman, Eisen, Nikolaev and  
> Moran 2020a), the first large-scale cross-linguistic database of  
> phonological segment borrowing in the world's languages, which has  
> more than 1600 borrowed sounds documented in more than 500
>       languages.
>       However, I would now like to draw your attention to our  
> upcoming talk and other publications available:
>       1. SLE talk about the notion of "borrowability" (Eisen,  
> Nikolaev, Grossman and Moran 2020). Our online session (for SLE  
> members) will take place on August 27th at 15:30 (GMT+2). The talk  
> itself is already publicly available (link below).
>       2. Revisiting the Uniformitarian Hypothesis (Grossman, Eisen,  
> Nikolaev and Moran 2020b), a study in which we used SegBo in order  
> to detect recent changes in the typological frequencies of speech  
> sounds.
>       3. My master's thesis (Eisen 2019) presents SegBo and its  
> data, and investigates the notion of "borrowability", the role of  
> features in the process of borrowing, and rhotic segment borrowing.  
> It is also available online (link below).
>       You can find our current release and additional information  
> and references on the project's page on GitHub:  
> https://github.com/segbo-db/segbo
>       References:
>       Eisen, Elad. 2019. The Typology of Phonological Segment  
> Borrowing. MA thesis, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Online:  
> https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341734023_The_Typology_of_Phonological_Segment_Borrowing.
>       Eisen, Elad, Eitan Grossman, Dmitry Nikolaev and Steven Moran.  
> 2020. Defining and Operationalizing ‘Borrowability’ in Phonology.  
> Societas Linguistica Europaea 53 (August 2020). Online:  
> https://osf.io/gfqp9
>       Grossman, Eitan, Elad Eisen, Dmitry Nikolaev and Steven Moran.  
> 2020a. SegBo: A Database of Borrowed Sounds in the World’s  
> Languages. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on  
> Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020). Online:  
> http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2020/pdf/2020.lrec-1.654.pdf.
>       Grossman, Eitan, Elad Eisan, Dmitry Nikolaev and Steven Moran.  
> 2020b. Revisiting the Uniformitarian Hypothesis: Can we detect  
> recent changes in the typological frequencies of speech sounds? In  
> Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Evolution of  
> Language (EVOLANG 2020). Online:  
> https://brussels.evolang.org/proceedings/papers/EvoLang13_paper_182.pdf.
>       Best,
>       Elad 

----- Ende der Nachricht von Elad Eisen <elad.eisen at mail.huji.ac.il> -----
Prof. Dr. Thomas Stolz
Linguistik / Allgemeine und vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft
Fachbereich 10, Universität Bremen
Universitäts-Boulevard 13
28359 Bremen
Tel.: +49-421-218 68300
Email: stolz at uni-bremen.de
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