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Block Seminar 2024 | Session 2, Analogy and Sound change

Apr 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Dodd 247, 315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Topics: Analogical changes affecting word prominence location — Sound changes affecting word prominence location — Word prominence shifts as sound changes in themselves?
Suggested reading (one or more of the following):
(a) On changes of stress position between ancient and modern Greek:
• Holton, D., Horrocks, G., Janssen, M., Lendari, T., Manolessou, I., and Toufexis, M. 2019. The Cambridge Grammar of Medieval and Early Modern Greek, i: Phonology, pp. 222–37. or https://search.library.ucla.edu/permalink/01UCS_LAL/17p22dp/alma9913665957306531
• Hatzidakis, G. N. 1892. Einleitung in die neugriechische Grammatik. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, pp. 418–45. or  https://archive.org/details/einleitungindien00hatz/page/418/
• J. V.  Méndez Dosuna. 2023. ‘Un reciente tratado sobre la acentuación del griego antiguo: notas de lectura’. Emerita 91 (2): 225–49 (especially 230–3). or https://emerita.revistas.csic.es/index.php/emerita/article/view/1250
• Maas, P. and Trypanis, C. A. 1963. Sancti Romani Melodi cantica: cantica genuina.  Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 511–16. https://archive.org/details/sanctiromanimelo0000roma/page/510/
(b) On an aspect of the synchronic system in modern Greek:
Sims, A. D. 2019. ‘When the default is exceptional: word stress in modern Greek nouns’. In J. J. Pennington, V. A. Friedman, and L. A. Grenoble (eds), And Thus You Are Everywhere Honored: Studies Dedicated to Brian D. Joseph. Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers, 321–47. or  https://www.smg.surrey.ac.uk/media/134325/sims_2019_when-default-is-exceptional.pdf
(c) On Wheeler’s Law: was there such a change?
Dieu, Éric. 2021a. “Dérivation nominale et innovations accentuelles en grec ancien: autour de la loi de Wheeler”. Dérivation nominale et innovations dans les langues indo-européennes anciennes. Actes du colloque internationale de l’université de Rouen (ÉRIAC), 11-12 octobre 2018, ed. by A. Blanc and I. Boehm, 255–74.  Lyon: Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée. or https://books.openedition.org/momeditions/11032
To facilitate discussion, please send Professor Probert an email (philomen.probert@wolfson.ox.ac.uk) by 9 p.m. on the day before the seminar if possible, with a note (however brief!) of something you found noteworthy or surprising in this reading.


Apr 16
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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