Kie Ross Zuraw
3125 Campbell Hall, Box 951543
Zuraw, Kie (2010).
A model of lexical variation and
the grammar with application to Tagalog nasal substitution.
Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 28(2): 417-472.
Examines variation in the application of a phonological rule. Argues for the psychological reality of regularities in the rule's distribution and proposes a model of grammar that encodes the regularities but defers to lexical entries. Compares the rule's behavior cross-linguistically to the factorial typology of the proposed constraint set.
Zuraw, Kie (2009).
Treatments of weakness in phonological
theory. In Donka Minkova (ed.) Phonological Weakness in English.
Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 9-28.
Kie Zuraw, Péter Siptár, and Zsuzsa
Cziráky Londe (2009).
Natural and Unnatural Constraints in Hungarian
Vowel Harmony. Language 85: 822-863.
Tests whether Hungarian speakers apply phonologically unmotivated regularities in the Hungarian lexicon to novel words.
Zuraw, Kie (2009).
Frequency influences on rule
application within and across words.
Proceedings of CLS (Chicago Linguistic Society) 43.
Examines representations of tapping (d -> r) in a written corpus of Tagalog/Filipino. Argues that the grammar restricts where tapping can and cannot occur, but where the grammar allows variation, word and morpheme frequency play roles. Proposes a model in which the outcome of lexical retrieval (whole-word or synthetic) is available to the grammar.
Zuraw, Kie and
Diverse repairs for multiple labial
Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 27. Pp. 197-224.
Surveys the diverse ways in which Western Austronesian languages handle the addition of the infix -um- to a stem that already contains a labial consonant--a case of McCarthy's "homogeneity of process, heterogeneity of target".
Zuraw, Kie (2007). The role of
phonetic knowledge in phonological patterning: Corpus and survey evidence from
Language 83. Pp. 277-316.
Supersedes earlier manuscript version.
Argues that Tagalog speakers extend the language's infixing morphology to stems beginning with novel consonant clusters in a way that is consistent with cross-linguistic, phonetically grounded patterns--but, unlike those patterns, difficult to explain as misperception. These new data are taken as evidence in favor of a role for phonetic knowledge in phonological patterning.
Zuraw, Kie (2006). Using the
web as a phonological corpus: a case study from Tagalog.
EACL-2006: Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics/Proceedings of the 2nd International
Workshop on Web As Corpus. Pp. 59-66.
Describes the construction of a written corpus of Tagalog from the web and how it can be used to investigate phonological phenomena. Focus is on intervocalic tapping.
Zuraw, Kie (2006). Language change, probabilistic models of. In Ken Brown, editor, The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition. Boston: Elsevier, 349-357.
Zuraw, Kie (2003). Optimality
Theory in linguistics.
In Michael Arbib, editor, Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks,
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Pp. 819-822.
Introduction to OT for the non-linguist cognitive scientist.
Zuraw, Kie (2003). Probability
in language change.
In Rens Bod, Jennifer Hay, Stefanie Jannedy, editors, Probabilistic Linguistics.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Pp. 139-176.
Overview of the role of probability in the study of language change: probability as a tool for determining language relatedness; changes in probabilities over time; the role of item frequency in change; the effect of language agents' behavior in a probabilistic environment on change.
References are in a separate file.
Zuraw, Kie (2002). Aggressive
Phonology 19. Pp. 395-439.
Argues that there is a purely phonological drive for words to be interpreted as reduplicated. (Replaces earlier manuscript version.)
Zuraw, Kie (2002). Vowel Reduction
in Palauan Reduplicants.
Proceedings of AFLA 8: The Eighth Meeting of the Austronesian Formal
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 44. Pp. 385-398.
The way unstressed vowels reduce in Palauan reduplicants suggests that the reduplicant has access to the lexical entry.
and Kie Zuraw (2002). Explaining
Constraint Demotion in a Developing System.
In Anna H.-J. Do, Laura Domínguez, and Aimee Johansen, editors,
BUCLD 26: Proceedings of the 26th annual Boston University Conference on
Language Development. Cascadilla Press.
Demonstrates how the gradual climb of a faithfulness constraint over a series of markedness constraints, under Boersma's Gradual Learning Algorithm, accounts for learners' variable and stage-like behavior, using truncation in Dutch as a case study.
Zuraw, Kie (2000). Patterned Exceptions
Ph.D. dissertation, UCLA.
Analyzes some regularities in the distribution of exceptions in Tagalog. Argues that they are part of the language system, and shows how they can be learned, represented, and used in speaking and listening. Gives a computational model of how speaker-hearer interaction shapes the lexicon.
Zuraw, Kie (1999). Regularities in
the Derived Lexicon.
University of Alberta Papers in Experimental and Theoretical Linguistics
Written version of a talk at the University of Alberta Workshop on the Lexicon in Phonetics and Phonology. Discusses how regularities in the distribution of exceptions are encoded in the grammar.
Zuraw, Kie (1996). Floating
Phonotactics: Infixation and
Reduplication in Tagalog Loanwords. M.A. thesis, UCLA.
Shows how loanwords can force speakers to make decisions about constraints whose ranking was previously irrelevant. Finds evidence for default ranking of markedness >> faithfulness. (equations in Appendix B are illegible, but main arguments can be followed without them)
This is a program I wrote that helps phonology students learn about features
(phonetic characteristics that define groups of sounds that pattern together as
class"). FeaturePad lets you select natural classes and perform feature
changes; it detects
contradictions and redundancies. Windows only.
Go to Bruce Hayes' FeaturePad page to read about or download the program.
You can also read about or download UCLA PhonologyPad, a program written by Dan Albro.
A new and better Java version is being developed by Floris van Vugt.
This little program calculates similarity between pairs of phones using the
shared-natural-classes measure of
Broe, & Pierrehumbert (2004), Similarity avoidance and the OCP
Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 22: 179-228.
The program is not very user-friendly, and, because it reuses code from UCLA FeaturePad, runs in Windows only.
Download this file: Similar.zip .
(How do you download the files? It depends on your browser. If you click on the link with the dominant mouse button and a "Save As..." window appears, use that. Otherwise, click with the non-dominant mouse button and choose "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As..." from the menu that appears.)
Unzip it. You should get a folder that contains...