Catalan Journal of Linguistics The main purpose of the <em>Catalan Journal of Linguistics</em> (CatJL) is to publish research papers concerned with the structure of particular languages from the wider perspective of a general theory of the human language. <br />Grown out of its predecessor, the <em>Catalan Working Papers in Linguistics</em> (CatWPL), this yearly publication is made possible thanks to the cooperation of the <a href="" target="_blank">Centre de Lingüística Teòrica of the UAB</a> with the <a href="" target="_blank">Institut Interuniversitari de Filologia Valenciana</a>. <br />This journal publishes monographic volumes (under commision) that feature research papers devoted to the formal study of languages. en-US Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:<br /><ol type="a"><li>Authors retain copyright.</li><li>The texts published in this journal are – unless indicated otherwise – covered by the Creative Commons Spain <a href="">Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0</a> licence. 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The full text of the licence can be consulted here: <a href=""></a>.</li><li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li><li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See <a href="" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a>).</li></ol> (Catalan Journal of Linguistics) (Catalan Journal of Linguistics) Wed, 22 Dec 2021 10:20:26 +0100 OJS 60 No Stress System Requires Recursive Feet <p>A recursive foot is one in which a foot is embedded inside another foot of the same type: e.g., iambic (<sub>ia</sub>σ(<sub>ia</sub>σσ́)) or trochaic (<sub>tr</sub>(<sub>tr</sub>σ́σ)σ). Recent work has used such feet to model stress systems with full or partial ternary rhythm, in which stress falls on every third syllable or mora. I show here that no stress system requires recursive feet, that phonological processes in such languages likely don’t either, and that the notion of recursive foot is theoretically suspect.</p> Chris Golston Copyright (c) 2021 Chris Golston Wed, 22 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 In Favour of Layered Feet <p>In this response we argue that the factorial typology predicted in Martínez-Paricio &amp; Kager (2015), which representationally relies on the existence of internally layered ternary feet, is complete and accurate. We demonstrate it does not suffer from the problematic cases of overgeneration pointed out by Golston (this issue). Additionally, we corroborate the idea that the internally layered ternary foot is a metrical representation that is typologically warranted for stress phenomena as well as for segmental and tonal metrically conditioned distributions. We suggest that Golston’s claim that “no stress system requires internally layered ternary feet” appears to be too strong and is not empirically substantiated.</p> Violeta Martínez-Paricio, René Kager Copyright (c) 2021 Violeta Martínez-Paricio, René Kager Wed, 22 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 A Gradient Harmonic Grammar Account of Nasals in Extended Phonological Words <p>The article aims at contributing to the long-standing research on the prosodic organization of linguistic elements and the criteria used for identifying prosodic structures. Our focus is on final coronal nasals in function words in Greek and the variability in their patterns of realization before lexical words. Certain nasals coalesce before stops and delete before fricatives, whereas others do not. We propose that this split in the behavior of nasals does not pertain to item-specific prosody because the relevant strings are uniformly prosodified into an<em> extended phonological word</em> (Itô &amp; Mester 2007, 2009). It rather stems from the contrastive activity level of nasals in underlying forms in the spirit of Smolensky &amp; Goldrick’s (2016) <em>Gradient Symbolic Representations</em>; nasals with lower activity coalesce and delete in the respective phonological environments, whereas those with higher activity do not. We show that the proposed analysis captures certain gradient effects that alternative analyses cannot account for.</p> Anthi Revithiadou, Giorgos Markopoulos Copyright (c) 2021 Anthi Revithiadou, Giorgos Markopoulos Wed, 22 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Computational Perspectives on Phonological Constituency and Recursion <p>Whether or not phonology has recursion is often conflated with whether or not phonology has strings or trees as data structures. Taking a computational perspective from formal language theory and focusing on how phonological strings and trees are built, we disentangle these issues. We show that even considering the boundedness of words and utterances in physical realization and the lack of observable examples of potential recursive embedding of phonological constituents beyond a few layers, recursion is a natural consequence of expressing generalization in phonological grammars for strings and trees. While prosodically-conditioned phonological patterns can be represented using grammars for strings, e.g., with bracketed string representations, we show how grammars for trees provide a natural way to express these patterns and provide insight into the kinds of analyses that phonologists have proposed for them.</p> Kristine M. Yu Copyright (c) 2021 Kristine M. Yu Wed, 22 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Catalan Journal of Linguistics: The First Twenty Years <p>Editorial note.</p> Xavier Villalba Copyright (c) 2021 Xavier Villalba Wed, 22 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Preface <p>Preface.</p> Francesc Torres-Tamarit, Teresa Cabré Copyright (c) 2021 Francesc Torres-Tamarit, Teresa Cabré Wed, 22 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100