FONINCOGRAM
Phonology and its interaction with other components of grammar

September 2021 – August 2024

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The aim of this project is to study the interaction between phonology and other components of grammar, with special attention to morphology, using constraint-based models such as Optimality Theory and Harmonic Grammar.
Empirically, we cover phenomena found in Romance languages and beyond.

We study

the relationship between metrical structure and morpheme realization

the phonological and morphological effects in morpheme combination, with special attention to verbal morphology and identity effects

the effects of syncretism produced by pronominal clitic combinations and the phonological and morphological effects in enclitic contexts

the prosodic categories above the prosodic word and their interaction with syntax and pragmatics, with special attention to the realization of focus, among others

Members

Eulàlia Bonet (UAB)

Eulàlia Bonet (UAB)

PI

eulalia.bonet@uab.cat

Phonology
Morphology
Phonology-Morphology Interface
Catalan and other Romance Languages

Teresa  Cabré (UAB)

Teresa Cabré (UAB)

Research Team

teresa.cabre@uab.cat

Phonology and morphology
Catalan and romance languages
Prosodic structure
Word adaptation
Phonology-morphology interface

Joan Mascaró (UAB)

Joan Mascaró (UAB)

Work Team

joan.mascaro@uab.cat

Linguistic theory
Phonological theory
Descriptive phonology and morphology

Maria Ohannesian (UAB)

Maria Ohannesian (UAB)

Work Team

maria.ohannesian@uab.cat

Morphology
Phonology
Spanish

Francesc Torres-Tamarit CNRS/Université Paris 8; researcher Ramón y Cajal)

Francesc Torres-Tamarit CNRS/Université Paris 8; researcher Ramón y Cajal)

Work Team

francescjosep.torres@uab.cat

Phonological theory
Metrical and prosodic phonology
Phonology and its interfaces
Descriptive phonology of Romance languages

Maria del Mar Vanrell (UIB)

Maria del Mar Vanrell (UIB)

Reserch Team

mm.vanrell@uib.cat

Intonational phonology of Romance languages
Prosody-syntax and prosody-pragmatics interfaces
Speech perception and processing
Methodological issues concerning ecological validity in data elicitation

David Ginebra (UAB)

David Ginebra (UAB)

Work Team

david.ginebra@uab.cat

Language documentation
Linguistic typology
Languages ​​of South America

Publications

2022

Bonet, Eulàlia & Francesc Torres-Tamarit. 2022. Typologically exceptional phenomena in Romance Phonology. In Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden (eds), The Cambridge Handbook of Romance Linguistics, 292-318. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cabré, Teresa. 2022. Syncretism and ordering in the evolution of Catalan pronominal clitic clusters. Borealis: An International Journal of Hispanic Linguistics, 11: 173-190.

Lampitelli, Nicola, Paolo Roseano & Francesc Torres-Tamarit. 2022. Vowel length in Friulian verbs: a case of mora affixation. Morphology 32: 93-120.

2021

Cabré, Teresa & Torres-Tamarit, Francesc (eds.). 2021. Catalan Journal of Linguistics 20: Recursivity in Phonology.

Cabré, Teresa, Francesc Torres-Tamarit & Maria del Mar Vanrell. 2021. Hypocoristic truncation in Sardinian. Linguistics, 59: 683-714.

Catany-Blázquez, Joana & Maria del Mar Vanrell. 2021. La pragmàtica de la interllengua en estudiants polonesos de català com a LE: una primera aproximació a l’adquisició dels oferiments i les peticions. Resercle. Revista de la Societat d’Ensenyament i Recerca del català com a llengua estrangera, 2: 86-103.

Fábregas, Antonio & Teresa Cabré. 2021. Towards a syntactic account of ungrammatical clitic sequences and their repairs. In Marc-Olivier Hinzelin, Natasha Pomino & Eva Maria Remberger (eds.), Formal approaches to Romance morphosyntax, 91-116. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Ohannesian, Maria. 2021. Interfixation. In Antonio Fábregas, Víctor Acedo-Matellán, Cristina Cuervo & Isabel Pujol (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Morphology, 387-398. Routledge.

Pons-Moll, Clàudia and Francesc Torres-Tamarit. 2021. Catalan nativization patterns in the light of weighted scalar constraints. In Sergio Baauw, Frank Drijkoningen and Luisa Meroni (eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2018: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ 32, Utrecht, 206-223. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla.

Torres-Tamarit, Francesc i Maria del Mar Vanrell. 2021. Els universals lingüístics i el marcatge en l’ensenyament de la pronunciació del català com a llengua estrangera. CLIL. Journal of Innovation and Research in Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education 4(2): 35-48.

Torres-Tamarit, Francesc. 2021. Blending and truncation. In Antonio Fábregas, Víctor Acedo-Matellán, Grant Armstrong, María Cristina Cuervo, Isabel Pujol (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Morphology, 317-332. London: Routledge.

News

Seminar Catalan Linguistics at Oxford

Francesc Torres-Tamarit and Maria del Mar Vanrell have been invited to the seminar Catalan Linguistics at Oxford of the University of Oxford on October 28th. Torres-Tamarit present his work on “Prosody and allomorphy in Majorcan Catalan verb-clitic sequences” and Vanrell “A variationist approach to verb-pronoun sequences in Majorcan Catalan: Stress, clitic order and allomorphy.” Torres-Tamarit will also present his work “A typological approach to metaphony” at the University of Oxford Linguistics Seminar on October 31st, 2022.

III International Conference on the Revitalization of Indigenous and Minoritized Languages

David Ginebra gave the talk “Maximizing efforts in language revitalization. The communicative approach in second language teaching, workshop of the III International Conference on the Revitalization of Indigenous and Minoritized Languages, Girona, September 13-16, 2022.

XIII Workshop de Prosòdia

Esperança Colom-Oliver, Francesc Torres-Tamarit and Maria del Mar Vanrell presented the talk “Una aproximació variacionista a les seqüències d’imperatiu més clític en el català de Mallorca”, at the XIII Workshop de Prosòdia, July 7, 2022.

Gestió de la diversitat lingüística a l’aula

Maria Bardají, Víctor Bargiela, Mònica Barrieras, Carla Ferrerós, David Ginebra and Alina Moser taught the 30-hour course “Gestió de la diversitat lingüística a l’aula”, Departament d’Ensenyament, Generalitat de Catalunya, July 1-15, 2022.

18th Conference on Laboratory Phonology

Francesc Torres-Tamarit, together with Benjamin Storme (University of Lausanne) presented their poster “Artificial language learning of vowel reduction”, and Maria del Mar Vanrell, Meghan Armstrong-Abrami, Elena Castroviejo and Laia Mayol presented the poster “The developmental trajecory of perceiving evidentiality through intonation in Majorcan Catalan”. LabPhon 18, June 23-25, 2022 (online).

Jornades de Lingüística Catalana a Viena

Maria del Mar Vanrell gave the invited talk “The developmental trajectory of perceiving evidentiality through intonation in Majorcan Catalan” at the Jornades de Lingüística Catalana a Viena, Uni Wien, June 21-22, 2022.

31st Colloquium on Generative Grammar

Several members of the team participated in the 31st Colloquium on Generative Grammar, held at Universitat de les Illes Balears, June 1-3, 2022: Eulàlia Bonet, “The limits of replacing morphology with phonology in allomorphy”; Joan Mascaró and Maria Ohannesian, “Spanish denominal adjectives in –ez/-eza and phonological opacity”; Francesc Torres-Tamarit and Joachim Kokkelmans, “A formal typological account of metaphony”.

21st International Colloquium on Latin Linguistics

Maria Ohannesian gave the talk “La ley de Lachmann y el alargamiento vocálico en latín” at the 21st International Colloquium on Latin Linguistics, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, May 30-June 3, 2022.

Workshop in honor of Gertjan Postma

Francesc Torres-Tamarit, together with Marc van Oostendorp (Radboud University of Nijmegen), will be presenting the talk “Pronouncing acronyms: some universals” at the Workshop in honor of Gertjan Postma on the occasion of his retirement, at the Meertens Instituut in May 20.

Tipologia Lingüística

David Ginebra gave the talk “Documentació de llengües indígenes: el cas del yamalero (Colòmbia)” within the course “Tipologia Lingüística” of the MA Program Competència Lingüística i Literària, Universitat de les Illes Balears, May 24, 2022 (online).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YreLZLBxrro 

Morfosintaxis de las lenguas indígenas y criollas

David Ginebra gave a talk on “La Morfología de las lenguas guahibo (Sikuani y Cuiba) de la Oriniquía Colombiana” within the course “Morfosintaxis de las lenguas indígenas y criollas”, Linguistics BA, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, May 24, 2022 (online).

International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, ISTAL 25

Eulàlia Bonet gave the invited talk “The morphology-phonology interface and the distinction between underlying and surface-only allomorphy at the International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, ISTAL 25. Thessaloniki, May 13-15, 2022.

Fonética Open Days II

David Ginebra and Alba Hermida presented the talk “Lingüística de campo en Sudamérica: Retos de dos estudios fonológicos” at Fonética Open Days II. Fonolab, Departamento de Filología Hispánica, Universidad de Salamanca, May 12-13, 2022 (online).

Workshop Niu de suport

Maria del Mar Vanrell participated at the workshop Niu de suport of the Societat Catalana de Sociolingüística with the talk “Comunitats de parla catalana; canvi i variació lingüística “, April 29, 2022 (online).

16th Student Conference in Linguistics, T.W.I.S.T. Conference 2022

David Ginebra presented the talk “Segments defining the South American macroarea: evidence from a quantitative study” at the 16th Student Conference in Linguistics, T.W.I.S.T. Conference 2022. Leiden, April 23-24, 2022.

Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP19)

Francesc Torres-Tamarit is one of the invited speaker for the 19th edition of the Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP19). The OCP19 is organized by BCBL, Deustuko Unibertsitatea, CNRS IKER and Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, and will take place in January 26-28, 2022.

Jornades de la Xarxa CRUSCAT

Esperança Colom-Oliver, Francesc Torres-Tamarit and Maria del Mar Vanrell presented the talk “Les formes d’imperatiu més clític en el català de Mallorca” at the Jornades de la Xarxa CRUSCAT, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, January 25-27, 2022.

Annual Meeting on Phonology 2021

Eulàlia Bonet and Clàudia Pons-Moll presented the poster “Combining SPE and OT in descriptive language-oriented courses” in the Teaching Workshop of the Annual Meeting on Phonology 2021, Toronto, October 1-3, 2021 (online).

David Ginebra Master Thesis

A phonological description of Yamalero, the language of ethnic Yaruro in the Colombian Eastern Plains. Master thesis. Linguistics. Universitat de Leiden, 2022. https://studenttheses.universiteitleiden.nl/handle/1887/3420809

PID2020-113971GB-C22
Phonology and its interaction with other components of gramma (FONINCOGRAM)

Programa Estatal de Generación de Conocimiento y Fortalecimiento Científico y Tecnológico del Sistema de I+D+I (Proyectos de “Generación de Conocimiento”, tipo B).
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MCIN).