Veno Volenec

Veno Volenec
Concordia University Montreal ·  Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics

PhD in Linguistics

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September 2018 - present
Concordia University Montreal
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Publications (21)
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This paper outlines a program for the study of phonology as a branch of cognitive science. Building on the legacy of classical generative phonology and biolinguistics, it provides a theoretical framework that strictly differentiates phonological competence from aspects of articulation, acoustics and perception. We argue that phonological competence...
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We propose that the interface between phonology and phonetics is mediated by a transduction process that converts elementary units of phonological computation, features, into temporally coordinated neuromuscular patterns, called 'True Phonetic Representations', which are directly interpretable by the motor system of speech production. Our view of t...
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One of the central issues in contemporary phonetics is that of coarticulation. Speech segments do not and cannot occur isolated in real speech. As elements of a multisegmental utterance in continuous speech, all segments have neighbors which exert a certain degree of influence upon them. The vast array of articulatory adaptations that occurs as a r...
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The paper provides a partial phonological and phonetic description of the segmental system of L2 Telugu English (TE). Previous research on the subject has been carried out in the context of a more general notion of Indian English (IE), so the properties of TE as distinct from other varieties of IE (e.g., Gujarati English) have largely remained unex...
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Recent phonological studies suggested on purely formal (rule-based) grounds that in Croatian, an underlying alveolar nasal /n/ assimilates in place as well as in continuancy to velar obstruents /k, g, x/, but so far this claim has not been verified experimentally. Thus, in this study, electropalatography (EPG) was used in order to investigate tongu...
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We argue that the representational primes of the human phonological faculty, the so-called distinctive features, are innate and substance-free. Our arguments for the innateness of features are built on traditional and novel logical arguments, experimental evidence accumulating over recent decades, and somewhat detailed proposals about their neurobi...
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Phonology is the study of abstract sound patterns in human language, as opposed to phonetics, which studies all aspects of speech, including articulation and acoustics. The phonology of each language consists of various computations. In Sound Pattern of English (SPE) the computations are called rules, and the phonology of a language is a complex fu...
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Our main goal in this paper is to sketch a neurobiologically grounded view of the symbolic primes of phonological representations, features. Before doing so, we discuss the nature of phonological computation and we argue that the innateness of features remains the best hypothesis for their origin in individuals. We offer these concrete arguments ab...
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Three leading ideas of Chomsky's linguistics, naturalism, internalism and nativism, all of which figure prominently in SPE, are ignored or even explicitly rejected in much post-SPE phonological work.
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We develop an analysis of Back vowel harmony for the Finno-Ugric language Votic. Consistent with the tenets of Substance Free Phonology (Hale & Reiss 2008), our analysis makes no reference to markedness considerations related to ease of articulation, ease of perception, typological patterning or the notion of contrast. Our computational and represe...
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U knjizi su izložena opća načela generativne fonologije, koja su potom primijenjena u opisu hrvatskoga jezika. The book presents the main principles of generative phonology and applies them in the description of Croatian.
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A theory based on features demands that rules apply to natural classes, defined intensionally. However , because of rule-ordering, actual surface distributions may not reflect natural classes. Since learners posit natural-class based rules despite the evidence, we conclude that the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus applies to phonology, con...
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This paper provides an analysis of Croatian nasal place assimilation from the perspective of Substance Free Logical Phonology. Treating phonology as application of logico-mathematical functions to abstract, symbolic primitives such as features, the analysis explicitly captures both the fact that in Croatian each underlying nasal behaves differently...
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This study addresses a puzzle in Croatian regarding the fate of the underlying palatal glide in intervocalic position. Approaching the puzzle from the perspective of Cognitive Phonetics (CP), we advance two claims: First, output phonological representations consisting of features are not directly interpretable by the articulatory system; rather, th...
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This study addresses a puzzle in Croatian regarding the fate of the underlying palatal glide in intervocalic position. Approaching the puzzle from the perspective of Cognitive Phonetics (CP), we advance two claims: First, output phonological representations consisting of features are not directly interpretable by the articulatory system; rather, th...
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In this dissertation, Optimality Theory was employed in the analysis of Croatian segmental phonological alternations in order to test a central thesis of that theory. A central thesis of Optimality Theory is that the human phonological faculty, defined as the biologically determined cognitive predisposition to acquire implicit knowledge about the l...
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Ovaj članak uvod je u optimalnosnu teoriju i u načela njezine primjene ufonologiji. Optimalnosna teorija (OT) naziv je za teoriju jezika koja se zasniva na interakciji univerzalnih, prekršivih i rangiranih jezičnih ograničenja. Osnovna je ideja optimalnosne teorije da su površinski jezični oblici rezultat razrješavanja konfliktnih zahtjeva kojeim n...
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Ovaj članak uvod je u optimalnosnu teoriju i u načela njezine primjene u fonologiji. Optimalnosna teorija (OT) naziv je za teoriju jezika koja se zasniva na interakciji univerzalnih, prekršivih i rangiranih jezičnih ograničenja. Osnovna je ideja optimalnosne teorije da su površinski jezični oblici rezultat razrješavanja konfliktnih zahtjeva kojeim...
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The article deals with the historical development of the field of neurolinguistics. It provides a chronological survey of inquiry into the relationship between the language faculty and the human nervous system, beginning with the first such investigations in ancient Egypt and ancient Greece. Up to the nineteenth century, most records were single ca...
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In order to ascertain the attitude of the society towards Croatian orthography and to examine the implicit orthographic norm both theoretical and experimental sociolinguistic methods were employed. The first part of the paper describes the position of orthography within the totality of the standardization process. This topic is expanded by explaini...
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The allophone of the phoneme /j/ - the phone [i] that occurs in the intervocalic position adjacent to a front vowel - coincides with the phone [i] that emerges from a non-phoneme between two vowels (of which at least one is a front vowel). The sameness of those two phones, however, is questionable and their possible differences have not been thorou...

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