About Eric Baković
My main areas of research are in phonological theory and analysis. Phonology is the study of linguistic speech sound patterns and structures, and the relation of these to other aspects of grammar. Phonological theorists like myself are primarily concerned with the development and evaluation of formal devices that adequately describe phonological patterns and structures and that provide maximum explanatory value to particular phonological analyses. I have two main strands of work within phonological theory. One is concerned with how different types of generalizations about phonological patterns can interact with each other in different ways to produce complex patterns of phonological behavior in different languages. The other is concerned with the in-depth, critical investigation of principles that are posited to underlie phonological knowledge.
|August 1993 ‐ January 2000||PhD, Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway ‐ Linguistics|
|September 1989 ‐ March 1993||BA, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Linguistics|
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Assimilation, antigemination, and contingent optionality: the phonology of monoconsonantal proclitics ...
Natural Language and Linguistic Theory (2010)
Baković (2005) analyzes the avoidance of 'sufficiently similar' adjacent consonants as the interaction of independent antigemination and assimilation processes. We ...
Book Chapters (25)
Contribution to Book
Vowel harmony and cyclicity in Eastern Nilotic
Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society: Special Session on Afroasiatic Linguistics (2001)
Vowel harmony in the Eastern Nilotic languages Maasai (Tucker & Mpaayei 1955) and Turkana (Dimmendaal 1983) is dominant-recessive: a [+ATR] ...