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

stolz stolz at uni-bremen.de
Thu Aug 27 07:53:42 UTC 2020

Dear Ian,Your article in the Ferguson Festschrift is one of our main references for our European project. Gap-filling has become a highly frequent term in the text. Our results are largely compatible with Elad's although there are a number of differences which might prove that Europe behaves differently from the rest of the world. All the best. Thomas and Natascha Von meinem Samsung Galaxy Smartphone gesendet.
-------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------Von: Ian Maddieson <ianm at berkeley.edu> Datum: 27.08.20  04:25  (GMT+01:00) An: "Prof. Dr. Thomas Stolz" <stolz at uni-bremen.de>, elad.eisen at mail.huji.ac.il, Eitan Grossman <eitan.grossman at mail.huji.ac.il> Cc: lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org, levkov at uni-bremen.de Betreff: Re: [Lingtyp] Phonological segment borrowing in the world's languages Glad to see serious work on patterns in segment borrowing. But a bit disappointed thatElad doesn’t mention my paper Borrowed Sounds. I think there was something valuablein this early work.

Maddieson, Ian. 1986. Borrowed sounds.
InThe Fergusonian Impact Vol.1: From
Phonology to Society (ed. J.A. Fishman et al.). Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin. On Aug 25, 2020, at 04:27, Prof. Dr. Thomas Stolz <stolz at uni-bremen.de> wrote:

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
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
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.

----- 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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