https://econtents.bc.unicamp.br/inpec/index.php/joss/issue/feed Journal of Speech Sciences 2022-08-09T12:39:17+00:00 Plinio Almeida Barbosa pabarbosa.unicampbr@gmail.com Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Scope</strong>: The <strong>Journal of Speech Sciences</strong> [JoSS] covers experimental aspects that deal with scientific aspects of speech, language and linguistic communication processes. Coverage also includes articles dealing with pathological topics, or articles of an interdisciplinary nature, provided that experimental and linguistic principles underlie the work reported. Experimental approaches are emphasized in order to stimulate the development of new methodologies, of new annotated corpora, of new techniques aiming at fully testing current theories of speech production, perception, as well as phonetic and phonological theories and their interfaces.<br /><strong>Qualis/CAPES</strong>: A3<br /><strong>Knowledge area</strong>: Linguística e Literatura <br /><strong>Founded since: </strong>2011<br /><strong>E-ISSN</strong>: 2236-9740<br /><strong>Short title</strong>: J. of Speech Sci.<br /><strong>E-mail</strong>: <a title="E-mail" href="https://econtents.bc.unicamp.br/inpec/index.php/index/admin/contexts/mailto:pabarbosa.unicampbr@gmail.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">pabarbosa.unicampbr@gmail.com</a><br /><strong>Unit</strong>: IEL<br /><strong>DOI</strong>: 10.20396<br /><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://econtents.bc.unicamp.br/inpec//public/site/images/administrador/CC_80x1510.png" /></a></p> https://econtents.bc.unicamp.br/inpec/index.php/joss/article/view/16183 The Syntax of Existential Constructions 2022-07-11T19:30:26+00:00 Shlomo Izre'el izreel@tauex.tau.ac.il <p>This study, in two parts, endeavors a novel analysis of existential constructions, based on a different theoretical setting of clause structure, where the predicate is taken as a necessary and sufficient constituent of the clause. Leaning on this perception, the analyses of existential constructions developed here tries to overcome the discrepancy between form and (semantic and informational) meaning in Hebrew existential constructions. Part I of the study dealt with affirmative existential-presentative constructions, used to introduce referents into the discourse. Most of the constructions were analyzed as consisting of an existential constituent, viewed as a modal marker, and a pivot, regarded as the core component of the predicate domain. This analysis was shown to be valid for both the existential marker jeʃ and for its suppletive verbal forms, derived from √hjj ‘be’. Thus, presentative-existential sentences are formed as unipartite sentences, consisting of only a predicate domain. Part II deals with other existential constructions, including negative constructions; bipartite existential sentences; existential constituents as sole constituents in a sentence; existential constituents with clitic referential markers; and the use of the existential markers as interjections or discourse markers.</p> 2022-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Shlomo Izre'el https://econtents.bc.unicamp.br/inpec/index.php/joss/article/view/16181 The Syntax of Existential Constructions 2022-07-11T19:30:24+00:00 Shlomo Izre'el izreel@tauex.tau.ac.il <p>This study, in two parts, endeavors a novel analysis of existential constructions, based on a different theoretical setting of clause structure, where the predicate is taken as a necessary and sufficient constituent of the clause. Leaning on this perception, the analyses of existential constructions developed here tries to overcome the discrepancy between form and (semantic and informational) meaning in Hebrew existential constructions. The main part of the study deals with affirmative existential-presentative constructions, used to introduce referents into the discourse. Most of the constructions have been analyzed as consisting of an existential constituent, viewed as a modal marker, and a pivot, regarded as the core component of the predicate domain. This analysis is shown to be valid for both the existential marker jeʃ and for its suppletive verbal forms, derived from √hjj ‘be’. A distinction is made between verbal forms with non-referential and referential verb-bound person markers, where the latter, found with expected, known<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>or given pivots, function as focus marking devices, coming in complementary distribution with prosodic marking of focus. Thus, presentative-existential sentences are formed as unipartite sentences, consisting of only a predicate domain. The last two sections of Part I deal with constructions where the existential constituent follows the pivot and with constructions where the pivot is definite. Part II deals with other existential constructions, including negative constructions; bipartite existential sentences; existential constituents as sole constituents in a sentence; existential constituents with clitic referential markers; and the use of existential markers as interjections or discourse markers.</p> 2022-07-11T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Shlomo Izre'el https://econtents.bc.unicamp.br/inpec/index.php/joss/article/view/16537 On the emergence of [n] in the derivation of nasal-final words in brazilian portuguese 2022-08-09T12:39:17+00:00 Luiz Carlos Schwindt schwindt@ufrgs.br Maria Bernadete Abaurre bernadete.abaurre@gmail.com <p>This article deals with the correspondence between words closed by [n] followed by a vowel-initial suffix (e.g., ca[n]al 'channel', tupi[n]ismo 'Tupinism') and their respective bases in Brazilian Portuguese (e.g., cano 'pipe', tupi 'Tupi'). The data sources for the analysis are the Corpus Brasileiro, representing the lexicon in use, and a pseudoword test, representing the potential lexicon. Two representational hypotheses are contrasted in the analysis of this correspondence: the abstract approach, in which the bases are assumed to be closed by a VN structure, and the concrete approach, according to which [n] is part of the base or a product of epenthesis. The selection of the pattern VN was assumed as the response variable in the statistical analysis. According to the logistic regression test, final-stress bases and mid and high vowels preceding [n]Vsuffix are predictors of the VN pattern for the two samples. In the potential lexicon, the interaction between high frequency lexical strings and the suffixes -icV and -ismV as well as the random variables 'participant' and 'pseudoword' also contribute to the selection of the base pattern VN. The results confirm the plausibility of the abstract approach in the analysis of [n]Vsuffix forms in Brazilian Portuguese.</p> 2022-08-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Luiz Carlos Schwindt, Maria Bernadete Abaurre