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 Ledgeway, Adam & Martin Maiden (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Romance Linguistics, 292-318. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Lampitelli, Nicola, Paolo Roseano & Francesc Torres-Tamarit. 2022. Vowel length in Friulian verbs: a case of mora affixation. Morphology 32(1): 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(3): 683-714.

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

Workshop “Myopia in grammar”

Francesc Torres-Tamarit is one of invited speakers for the Workshop “Myopia in grammar” organized by the Research Unit Cyclic Optimization of the University of Leipzig in November 10-11

Seminar Catalan Linguistics at Oxford

Francesc Torres-Tamarit has been invited to the seminar Catalan Linguistics at Oxford of the University of Oxford on October 28th. He will present his work on “Prosody and allomorphy in Majorcan Catalan verb-clitic sequences”. He will also present his work “A typological approach to metaphony” at the University of Oxford Linguistics Seminar on October 31st.

18th Conference on Laboratory Phonology

Francesc Torres-Tamarit, together with Benjamin Storme (University of Lausanne), will be presenting their poster “Artificial language learning of vowel reduction” at the 18th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, which will take place online in June 22-25.

31st Colloquium on Generative Grammar

Francesc Torres-Tamarit, together with Joachim Kokkelmans (University of Bozen-Bolzano), will be presenting their talk “A formal typological account of metaphony” at the 31st Colloquium on Generative Grammar, which will take place in Palma in June 1-3.

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. 

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.

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).