Volume 24 (2022)

Coyote Papers 24 (2022) served as the proceedings for Arizona Linguistics Circle 15. ALC15 was held on October 15-17, 2021. The theme for ALC15 was "Remote Linguistics: Experimentation, Fieldwork and Data Collection Methods in an Uncertain World", and our invited speakers included Amy Fountain (Arizona), Ted Gibson (MIT), and Benjamin Munson (Minnesota). These proceedings are single-blind peer reviewed.

If you wish to cite a paper from this volume, we recommend the following format: "Author Name. 2022. Title. Coyote Papers 24: Proceedings of ALC 15: page numbers."


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Harvey, Meg (2022). Centering Revitalization in Remote Documentation[download]

This paper describes methods of online documentation of endangered languages, with a particular focus on collecting data that is useful for linguistic analysis and pedagogy alike. The method is illustrated using the documentation of Tunica, a reawakening language of Louisiana, collected in 2020-2022.


Troiani, Giorgia et al. (2022). Remote workflow as educational opportunity: the experience of the Multimodal Corpus of Spoken Kazakh Language. [download]

This paper presents the methodological challenges encountered in assembling the Multimodal Corpus of Spoken Kazakh Language under the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. We argue that enhancing the educational component of the project was a successful strategy to ensure its progress and that the approach presented here could be applied to other low-resource languages.


De la Cruz-Sánchez, Gabriela (2022). Indefiniteness in Temoaya Otomi. [download]

This paper discusses indefiniteness in Temoaya Otomi (ISO 639-3 ott). The examples are the result of elicitation, grammaticality judgment and narratives provided by two Temoaya Otomi-Spanish speakers. After the analysis, I conclude that Temoaya Otomi indefiniteness is marked with indefinite articles, numerals, or bare nouns.


Dekker, Ryan (2022). "Southern Accent" Features in Local News: Comparing Columbus, Georgia to Lexington, Kentucky. [download]
Two mid-size Southern local news affiliates were analyzed phonetically to show that “Southern accent” features were still prevalent among the 20 broadcasters sampled here. In comparison to the Kentucky speakers, the Georgia broadcasters led in both the socially salient Southern feature of /aɪ/ monophthongization, and the more subtle “pin-pen” merger.
Ni, Tianyi (2022). Burmese Sandhi-Voicing: From the Perspective of Emergent Phonology. [download]

This paper deals with sandhi-voicing in Modern Burmese from the perspective of Emergent Grammar (EG). Sandhi-voicing is only found in compounds, but not all of them. EG predicts that Burmese speakers tend to store compounds with sandhi-voicing as a combination of two morphemes, while those without sandhi-voicing as a whole.


Granger, Allison, Anne Bezuidenhout and Amit Almor (2022). ARCs and Their Prominence in Discourse. [download]

The content conveyed by parenthetical clauses, such as appositive relative clauses (ARCs), is widely assumed to be backgrounded relative to the "at-issue" content of the main clauses within which they are embedded. We used standard tests for at-issueness to experimentally explore the conditions under which ARC contents are judged at-issue.


Mishra, Anushree and Archana S. (2022). An Analysis of Imperatives in Hindi-Urdu. [download]

This study provides a syntactic overview of imperatives in Hindi-Urdu. Imperatives are constructions expressing directives or commands. Hindi-Urdu imperatives have differing syntactic properties in comparison to other languages. The study concludes that imperatives in Hindi-Urdu carry differentiated features, [TImp, 2φ] in T (Jensen, 2004), which lead to fascinating structures.


Mishra, Anushree (2022). The Syntax of Hindi-Urdu Sluicing. [download]

Through the occurrence of the complementizer and the grammaticality of non-wh-sluicing, the current study seeks to establish that the source of the sluice in Hindi-Urdu is exceptional Focus movement. This is unlike English which employs wh-movement to Spec CP followed by TP elision.





Volume Summary: 

Nitschke, Remo, Jennifer Medina, Gabriela De la Cruz-Sánchez, John W.W. Powell, Luis A. Irizarry-Figueroa, George-Michael Pescaru, Florian Hafner, Jesús E González Franco (eds.), Coyote Papers 24: Proceedings of the Arizona Linguistics Circle 15.