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Alderete, John, Melissa Baese-Berk, Keith Leung, Matthew Goldrick. 2021. Cascading activation in phonological planning and articulation: Evidence from spontaneous speech errors. Cognition 210, 104577. Supplement: OSF project page with all the data and scripts

Alderete, John, Amber Blenkiron and Edōsdi (Judy Thompson). 2021. Series shifts and mergers in the obstruent phonology of Tahltan (Northern Athabaskan). Linguistic Discovery 17: 93-109.

Li, Jane S.Y., Heikal Badrulhisham, John Alderete. 2021. Lexical and sub-lexical frequency effects in Cantonese. Submitted. Github project page with frequency norm data and scripts for exploring the corpora.

Alderete, John, Queenie Chan, and Shin-ichi Tanaka. 2021. The morphology of Cantonese "changed tone": Extensions and limitations. To appear in Gengo Kenkyu. Data supplement: OTWorkPlace files

Alderete, John. 2020. Speech errors and phonological patterns: Insights from psycholinguistic and linguistic theory. Phonological Studies 23: 77-90.

Alderete, John, Queenie Chan, and Henny Yeung. 2019. Tone slips in Cantonese: Evidence for early phonological encoding. Cognition 191, Data release.

Alderete, John and Monica Davies. 2019. Investigating perceptual biases, data reliability, and data discovery in a methodology for collecting speech errors from audio recordings. Language and Speech 62: 281-317. DOI: 10.1177/0023830918765012.

Alderete, John and Paul Tupper. 2018. Phonological regularity, perceptual biases, and the role of phonotactics in speech error analysis. WIREs Cognitive Science 2018;9:e1466.

Alderete, John and Paul Tupper. 2018. Connectionist approaches to generative phonology. In Anna Bosch and S. J. Hannahs (eds.), The Routledge handbook of phonological theory, pp. 360-390. New York: Routledge.

Alderete, John and Alexei Kochetov 2017. Integrating sound symbolism with core grammar: The case of expressive palatalization. Language 93: 731-766. Supplements: spreadsheet with typology sorted by natural class, OTWorkPlace files illustrating factorial typology, factbook of 50 cases of expressive palatalization.

Alderete, John and Sara Finley. 2016. Gradient vowel harmony in Oceanic. Featured article in Language and Linguistics 17: 769-796. Data supplement: see Datasets page for extensive root lists for Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, and Hawaiian.


Alderete, John and Kayleigh MacMillan. 2015. Reduplication in Hawaiian: Variations on a theme of minimal word. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 33: 1-45. Supplemental materials: data supplement, violation data supplement (OTWorkPlace files).

Alderete, John. 2015. Updating the analysis of Japanese compound accent. In Short ‘schrift for Alan Prince, compiled by Eric Baković. Supplement: violation data supplement (OTWorkPlace file).

Blenkiron, Amber and John Alderete. 2015. Reduplication in Rotuman: A curious case of emergent unmarkedness. In Yuchau Hsiao and Lian-Hee Wee (eds.), Capturing phonological shades within and across languages, pp. 266-290. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Supplemental materials: data supplement.

Alderete, John, Paul Tupper, Stefan A. Frisch. 2014. Phonotactic learning without a-priori constraints: Arabic root cooccurrence restrictions revisited. In Andrea Beltrama, Tasos Chatzikonstantinou, Jackson L. Lee, Mike Pham, Diane Rak (eds.), 48th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, pp. 1-16. Supplemental materials: math supplement.

Alderete, John, Paul Tupper, and Stefan A. Frisch. 2013. Phonological constraint induction in a connectionist network: learning OCP-Place constraints from data. Supplemental materials: data supplementsoftware supplement. Language Sciences 37: 52-69.

Alderete, John and Mark Bradshaw. 2013. Samoan root phonotactics: Digging deeper into the data. Linguistic Discovery 11: 1-21. Supplemental materials: data supplement.

Kochetov, Alexei and John Alderete. 2011. Patterns and scales of expressive palatalization: Typological and experimental evidence. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 56: 345-376. Supplemental materials: data supplement.


Alderete, John and Alexei Kochetov. 2009. Japanese mimetic palatalization revisited: implications for conflicting directionality.  Phonology 26: 369-388. Supplement: data supplement

Alderete, John. 2009. Exploring recursivity, stringency, and gradience in the Pama-Nyungan stress continuum. In Parker, Steve (ed.), pp. 181-202, Phonological argumentation. Essays on evidence and motivation. London: Equinox Publishing. Supplemental materials: data supplement (violation data).

Alderete, John. 2008. Using learnability as a filter on computable functions: a new approach to Anderson and Browne’s generalization. Lingua 118: 1177-1220.

Alderete, John and Tad McIlwraith. 2008. An annotated bibliography of Tahltan language materials. In the Northwest Journal of Linguistics 2: 1-26.

Kim, Lan and John Alderete. 2008. Why [h] and aspirated consonants are different in Korean. In the Proceedings of the first International Conference of East Asian Linguistics, Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics 28, pp. 123-136, Toronto: University of Toronto Department of Linguistics.

Alderete, John and Judy Thompson. 2008. James Teit census annotations. Canadian Museum of Civilization, Archives, Ethnology, VI-O-2M, box 173, file 3.

Alderete, John and Stefan Frisch. 2007. Dissimilation in grammar and the lexicon. In Paul de Lacy, (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Phonology, pp. 379-398. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Alderete, John. 2005. On tone and length in Tahltan (Northern Athabaskan). In Sharon Hargus & Keren Rice (eds.), Athabaskan prosody, pp. 185-207. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Supplemental materials: phonetic measurements of 3 tone minimal pairs and duration measurements of 10 length minimal pairs.

Alderete, John and Tanya Bob. 2005. A corpus-based approach to Tahltan stress. In Sharon Hargus & Keren Rice (eds.), Athabaskan prosody, pp. 369-391. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Alderete, John, Adrian Brasoveanu, Nazarré Merchant, Alan Prince, and Bruce Tesar. 2005. Contrast analysis aids the learning of phonological underlying forms. In John Alderete, Alexei Kochetov, and Chung-hye Han (eds.), Proceedings of the 24th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, pp. 34-42. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Alderete, John, Chung-hye Han, and Alexei Kochetov (Editors). 2005. Proceedings of the 24th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.


Alderete, John. 2003. Structural disparities in Navajo word domains: A case for lex-cat faithfulness. The Linguistic Review 20: 111-158. Downloadable: data supplement.

Alderete, John. 2003. Phonological processes: Dissimilation. In William Frawley (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Linguistics, 2nd Edition, pp. 323-324. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Tesar, Bruce, John Alderete, Graham Horwood, Koichi Nishitani, Nazarre Merchant, Alan Prince. 2003. Surgery in language learning. In Gina Garding and Mimu Tsujimura (eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 22, pp. 477-490. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Crosswhite, Katherine, John Alderete, Tim Beasley, and Vita Markman. 2003. Morphological effects on default stress placement in novel Russian words. In Gina Garding and Mimu Tsujimura (eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, pp. 151-164. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. Supplemental materials: data supplement with experimental items and participant responses.

Alderete, John and Bruce Tesar. 2002. Learning covert phonological interaction: An analysis of the problem posed by the interaction of stress and epenthesis. Report no. RuCCS-TR-72, Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science.

Alderete, John. Root-controlled accent in Cupeño. 2001. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 19: 455-501.

Alderete, John. 2001. Dominance effects as transderivational anti-faithfulness. Phonology 18: 201-253.

Alderete, John. 2001. Morphologically governed accent in Optimality Theory. Routledge publishing series, Outstanding dissertations in Linguistics. New York: Routledge.


Alderete, John. 2000. Prosodic faithfulness in Cupeño. In Elena Benedicto (ed.), University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers 20, Indigenous languages, pp. 1-27. Amherst: Graduate Linguistic Student Association

Alderete, John. 2000. The prosodic morphology of iteratives in Jamaican Creole. In Elena Benedicto (ed.), University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers 20, Indigenous languages, pp. 29-50. Amherst: Graduate Linguistic Student Association. [Revised 1993 Masters paper from the University of California, Santa Cruz]

Alderete, John, Jill Beckman, Laura Benua, Amalia Gnanadesikan, John J. McCarthy, and Suzanne Urbanczyk. 1999. Reduplication with fixed segmentism. Linguistic Inquiry 30: 327-364.

John Alderete. 1999. Head dependence in stress-epenthesis interaction. In Ben Hermans & Marc van Oostendorp (eds.), The derivational residue in phonological Optimality Theory, pp. 29-50. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [Reprinted in John McCarthy (ed.), Optimality Theory in phonology: Selected readings, pp. 215-227. Oxford: Blackwell]

Alderete, John. 1999. Canonical types and noun phrase configuration in Fijian. In Matt Pearson (ed.), UCLA Occasional Papers in Linguistics 21, Proceedings of the third and fourth meetings of the Austronesian Formal Linguistic Association (AFLA III-IV), pp. 19-44. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Alderete, John. 1997. Dissimilation as local conjunction. In Kiyomi Kusumoto (ed.), Proceedings of North East Linguistic Society 27, pp. 17-31. Amherst: Graduate Linguistic Student Association. [Reprinted in John McCarthy (ed.), Optimality Theory in phonology: Selected readings, pp. 394-406. Oxford: Blackwell]

Alderete, John. 1995. Faithfulness to prosodic heads. Rutgers Optimality Archive, Report No. 94.

Alderete, John. 1995. Winnebago Accent and Dorsey’s Law. In Jill Beckman, Laura Walsh-Dickey, & Suzanne Urbanczyk (eds.), University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers 18, Papers in Optimality Theory, pp. 21-51. Amherst: Graduate Linguistic Student Association.