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D05: Frames in morphophonology: Modeling paradigms as frames



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Funding period : 01.07.2015 – 30.06.2019

Project D05 develops frame-based representations of paradigms in morphophonology. Paradigms are sets of word forms related to each other by shared meaning and phonology. D05 proposes to analyze them using frames, which means that a paradigm is hypothesized to consist of a referent, defined by its attributes and their values. The attributes can be morphological or phonological in nature, and, because of the asymmetric structure of a frame, a paradigm is hypothesized to be asymmetric; some forms are more central than others. This way of representing paradigms solves many issues surrounding the theoretical treatment of paradigms.

Head of the project

Prof. Dr. Ruben van de Vijver
Institut für Sprache und Information
Juniorprofessur Phonetik/Phonologie
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 211 81-11822
Email: Ruben.Vijver@uni-duesseldorf.de


Dinah Baer-Henney
Phone: +49 211 81-12052
E-Mail: Dinah.Baer-Henney@uni-duesseldorf.de

Vasiliki Tsouni
Phone: +49 211 81-15594
E-Mail: tsouni@phil.hhu.de

(submitted) Benkö, A. and van de Vijver, R. Phonetic detail in Hungarian transparent vowels is represented lexically.

(submitted) Strütjen, K., Baer-Henney, D., Indefrey, P. and van de Vijver, R. Phonological learning is biased by substance: Evidence from an experimental study on vowel nasalisation.

(accepted) van de Vijver, R. and Baer-Henney, D. Paradigms in the mental lexicon: Evidence from German. Frontiers in Language Sciences.


Tomas, E., van de Vijver, R. and Demuth, K. Acquisition of nominal morphophonological alternations in Russian. First Language.


Baer-Henney, D. (2015). Learners’ Little Helper. PhD thesis, Universität Potsdam.

Baer-Henney, D., Kügler, F., and van de Vijver, R. (2015). The interaction of language specific and universal factors during the acquisition of morphophonemic alternations with exceptions. Cognitive Science, 39: 1537-1569.

Vogel, R. & van de Vijver, R., eds. (2015). Rhythm in Cognition and Grammar: A Germanic Perspective. Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Vogel, R., van de Vijver, R., Kotz, S., Kutscher, A., & Wagner, P. (2015). Function words in rhythmic optimisation. In R. Vogel & R. van de Vijver (Eds.), Rhythm in Cognition and Grammar: A Germanic Perspective, volume 286 chapter 10, (pp. 255–276). Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG.


Phonetic detail in phonological representations: Evidence from Hungarian OCP 16, 16. 18.01.2019 Verona, Italy


Ágnes Benkö, Ruben van de Vijver, and Vicky Tsouni. Paradigms of whole word forms in the mental lexicon. Presentation at the 18th international morphology meeting

Kim Strütjen, Dinah Baer-Henney, Peter Indefrey, and Ruben van de Vijver. The role of perception in learning vowel nasalization. Presentation at LabPhon16


Ruben van de Vijver, Vicky Tsouni & Kim Strütjen. Coercion in loanword adaptation. Saarbrücken, Workshop on Coercion at the DGfS meeting


Ágnes Benkő & Ruben van de Vijver. A phonetic reflex of suffix in unsuffixed monosyllabic words with transparent vowels in Hungarian. Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester

Ruben van de Vijver & Hae-Eun Cho. An acoustic analysis of laryngeal contrasts in Korean stops across three groups of speakers. Ithaca, NY, LabPhon 15


Kim Strütjen, Dinah Baer-Henney & Ruben van de Vijver. Asymmetrien beim Lernen von Vokalnasalierungen Marburg, P und P 11


Baer-Henney, Dinah & Frank Kügler & Ruben van de Vijver. A gradient substantive learning bias in phonology.Northeastern Linguistic Society, MIT

30.09.-02.10.2019 Phonetik & Phonologie 2019
20.-22.02.2017 The 14th Old world Conference on Phonology (OCP 14)
17.-18.06.2016 The interface of prosody and information structure (together with D04)