Volume 22 (2020)

Coyote Papers 22 (2020) served as the proceedings for Arizona Linguistics Circle 13. ALC13 was held from October 25-27, 2019. The theme for ALC13 was "Research Across Linguistic Subfields", and our invited speakers included Robin Clarke (University of Pennsylvania), Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland), and Andrew Carnie (University of Arizona). These proceedings are single-blind peer reviewed.


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Epstein, Samuel D., Kitahara, Hisatsugu and Seely, T. Daniel. Unifying Labeling under Minimal Search in "Single-" and "Multiple-Specifier" Configurations. [download]

Building on recent proposals of Chomsky (2013, 2015), we explore a definition of minimal search that allows an elegant (since simple) analysis of multiple nominative subjects in Japanese, and the absence of such subjects in English. We propose an analysis yielding these results unifying labeling under minimal search in single- and multiple-specifier configurations.


Omune, Jun. Immediate-local MERGE as pair-Merge. [download]

One of the structure-building operations—pair-Merge/adjunction—is conceptually implied to be dispensable in the minimalist MERGE model. This article proposes that immediate-local MERGE (IL-MERGE)—extremely local application of internal MERGE—yields the asymmetric property of adjunction. IL-MERGE forms {a, {a, b}} that is equivalent of <a, b> built by pair-Merge.


Mizuguchi, Manabu. A-Movement: Successive Cyclic or One Fell Swoop? [download]

This paper discusses A-movement, focusing on its successive cyclicity, and argues that it can be both successive cyclic and non-successive cyclic. I claim that whether A-movement is successive cyclic or not depends on how Merge applies, proposing that the structure-building operation plays a key role in determining the successive cyclicity.


Consolini, Carla H. and Soto-Lucena, Irene. Low-proficiency L2 Collaborative writing to enhance individual writing and grammatical accuracy. [download]
[abstract pending]
Cerqueglini, Letizia. Dialectal, Gender-Based, and Cross-Generational Variation in Negev Arabic Spatial Representations. [download]

Space is a fundamental domain of human thinking, universally experienced, yet culturally specific. I describe variations in linguistic and cognitive projective spatial representations (frames of reference) across dialects, genders, and age groups among the Bedouin Arabs of the Negev. Their tribes preserve a unique, culture-specific system of spatial representations.


Tseng, Serene. Resistance, Consciousness, and Filipina Hip Hop Identity: A Phonological Analysis. [download]

In this paper, I investigate the phonology and Hip Hop Language of two Filipina American rappers, Ruby Ibarra and Rocky Rivera, and how they express their understandings of identity and language and race, all in the context of Hip Hop and Asian America.


McCullough, Kerry. Escaping siloed phonology: Framing Irish lenition in Emergent Grammar. [download]

Irish displays a complex mutation system in which regular phonological alternations are sensitive to arbitrary morphological information. The Emergent Grammar (EG) model is well-suited to address this phenomenon. This paper details how the model's technology accounts for the phonological regularity and morphological opacity of lenition in Irish.


Volume Summary: 

Nitschke, Remo, Damian Y. Romero Diaz, Gabriela De la Cruz-Sánchez, John W. W. Powell (eds.), Coyote Papers 22: Proceedings of the Arizona Linguistics Circle 13