John D. Alderete
Department of Linguistics
Swarthmore PA, 19081
Office: 102 Pearson
Phone: (610) 690-6863
Fax: (610) 328-7323
45: Phonetics & Phonology
105: Optimality Theory
Classroom: Pearson 118
Time: Tues 4-6:45
Office Hours: M 4-5, or appt.
Photo: me at Eddontenajon Lake,
British Columbia, June 2000
I have a variety of interests in theoretical phonology and morphology,
especially in the ways these
two modules interact with each other. Working in Optimality Theory,
my research has argued that
this type of interactionism follows from the assumption that phonological
constraints may interact with each other directly in a grammar.
My dissertation develops
this argument by proposing a set of morphological constraints for accentual
systems; pitting these
constraints against the phonological constraints on accent defines
a typology of morpho-accentual
processes. More recently, I have been working on the role of
morphological structures in the phonology
of the Athabaskan language Tahltan, a critically endangered language
of northwest British Columbia.
For more publications, and background on my research and teaching, check
out my CV
2001. Dominance Effects
as Transderivational Anti-Faithfulness. To appear in Phonology 18.2.
Accent in Cupen~o. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 19: 455-501.
of Morphologically Governed Accent in Optimality Theory. To
appear in GLOT International.
2001. [with Kyra Jucovy] A
Bibliography of Berber Language Materials. Ms., Swarthmore College.
Download as: .pdf
for Windows, Word
5.1 for Mac, WordPerfect
for Windows, Text
Entry in William Frawley (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Linguistics,
2nd Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Tone and Length in Tahltan. To appear in Hargus, Sharon, and
Keren Rice (eds.), Special Volume
n Athabaskan Prosody, John Benjamins.
2000. [with Tanya Bob] A
Corpus-based Approach to Tahltan Stress. To appear in Hargus,
Sharon, and Keren Rice (eds.), Special Volume on Athabaskan Prosody,
Governed Accent in Optimality Theory. Doctoral dissertation,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Revised and published in
Routledge Publishing Series,
Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics; available August 1,
2001 from Routledge.
1999. [with Jill Beckman, Laura Benua, Amalia Gnanadesikan, John McCarthy,
and Suzanne Urbanczyk]
Reduplication with Fixed Segmentism. Linguistic Inquiry 30: 327-364.
(Ask me for an offprint.)
1999. Head Dependence in Stress-Epenthesis Interaction. In Hermans, Ben
& Marc van Oostendorp (eds.),
The Derivational Residue in Phonological Optimality Theory, pp. 29-50,
Amsterdam, John Benjamins.
(Ask me for an offprint.)
Word Domains in Athabaskan (2001-2002)
Part II in long term research program on Athabaskan verb structures,
with special focus on Navajo and Tahltan.
and Prosodic Structures in Tahltan (1999-2000)
Support for research designed to test hypotheses about the nature of
prosodic structures in Tahltan.