Papers and Talks

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Journal articles

Aaron Braver and Will Bennett (Revision submitted). Different Speakers, different grammars: Productivity and representation of Xhosa labial palatalization. Phonological Data and Analysis.

Takehiro Iizuka, Kimi Nakatsukasa, and Aaron Braver (2020). The efficacy of gesture on second language pronunciation: An exploratory study of handclapping as a classroom instructional tool. Language Learning 70(4). [PDF]

Aaron Braver (2019). Incomplete neutralization as paradigm uniformity with weighted phonetic constraints. Phonology 36(1):1–36. [PDF]

Aaron Braver and Will Bennett (2016). Phonotactic c(l)ues to Bantu noun class disambiguation. Linguistics Vanguard 2(1):1–11. [PDF]

Will Bennett and Aaron Braver (2015). The productivity of 'unnatural' labial palatalization in Xhosa. Nordlyd 42(1):33–44 (special issue on palatalization). [PDF]

Aaron Braver (2014). Imperceptible incomplete neutralization: Production, non-identifiability, and non-discriminability in American English flapping. Lingua 152:24–44. [PDF]

Shigeto Kawahara and Aaron Braver (2014). Durational Properties of Emphatic Consonants in Japanese. JIPA 44(3):237–260. [PDF]

Shigeto Kawahara and Aaron Braver (2013). The Phonetics of Multiple Vowel Lengthening in Japanese. OJML 3(2):141–148. [PDF]

Conference proceedings/working papers

Peter H. Westfall, Andrea L. Arias, Aaron Braver, and Joshua Fredman (2020). You like day-tuh and I like daa-tuh; let's call the whole thing off! 2020 Proceedings of the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, & Education Conference. [PDF]

Aaron Braver and Will Bennett (2016). Phonotactics of noun class disambiguation in Xhosa. Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Meeting on Phonology. [PDF]

Aaron Braver and Shigeto Kawahara (2016). Incomplete neutralization in Japanese monomoraic lengthening. Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Meeting on Phonology. [PDF]

Aaron Braver, Natalie Dresher, and Shigeto Kawahara (2016). The phonetics of emphatic vowel lengthening in English. Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Meeting on Phonology. [PDF]

Aaron Braver and Shigeto Kawahara (2015). Incomplete neutralization via paradigm uniformity and weighted constraints. NELS 45 Proceedings, vol. 1, pp. 115–124. [PDF]

Aaron Braver and Shigeto Kawahara (2014). Incomplete vowel lengthening in Japanese: A first study. WCCFL 31 Proceedings, pp. 86–95. [PDF]

Aaron Braver (2013). Perception of incompletely neutralized /d/ and /t/ flaps in American English. NELS 42 Proceedings, vol. 1, pp. 93–104. [PDF]

Aaron Braver (2011). Incomplete Neutralization in American English Flapping: A Production Study. UPenn Working Papers in Linguistics (17:1): Proceedings of PLC 34. [PDF]

Manuscripts/Other

Aaron Braver (2013). Degrees of incompleteness in neutralization: Paradigm uniformity in a phonetics with weighted constraints. Ph.D. dissertation, Rutgers University. [PDF]

Aaron Braver and Shigeto Kawahara (2013). Incomplete neutralization of a vocalic length contrast in Japanese. [PDF]

Aaron Braver (2007). An account of N-Drop in Spanish: Empirical evidence and analysis. Senior Honors Thesis, Brandeis University. [available upon request]

Talks, presentations, and handouts

Aaron Braver and Shigeto Kawahara (2020). Perception of fine-grained duration distinctions: Evidence from English pragmatic emphasis. 94th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), New Orleans. [Poster]

Kimi Nakatsukasa, Aaron Braver, and Miranda Scolari (2019). Attending to a Gesturing Avatar Facilitates Perception of L2 Phonology: An Eye-Tracking Study. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Atlanta.

Kimi Nakatsukasa, Aaron Braver, and Miranda Scolari (2019). Gestures' limited effect on L2 phonology development: an eye-tracking study. Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) Michigan State University.

Aaron Braver (2019). Neutralization in Xhosa's 'unnatural' labial palatalization. 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), New York. [Slides]

Liang Guangsheng, Vinh T. Nguyen, Kimi Nakatsukasa, Aaron Braver, Tommy Dang, and Miranda Scolari (2019). Multisensory integration of visual and auditory signals during second language learning. Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St. Pete Beach, Florida. [Poster]

Aaron Braver (2018). Gesturing avatars in computer-mediated learning of vowel length contrasts. Keynote talk, CALICHE 2018, Texas Tech University. [Slides]

Aaron Braver (2018). Pedagogical gestures in computer-mediated language learning. University of Calgary.

Aaron Braver (2017). How do you whisper a click? Acoustic correlates of click voicing in whispered speech. 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Austin, TX. [Slides]

Seunghun J. Lee and Aaron Braver (2017). Perceiving non-native contrasts: Xitsonga's 'whistled' fricative vs. [ʃ]. 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Austin, TX.

Seunghun J. Lee and Aaron Braver (2016). An anti-dispersive contrast: Xitsonga's 'whistled' fricative vs. [ʃ]. Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP), USC.

Aaron Braver and Will Bennett (2016). Length-based allomorphy in Xhosa noun class prefixes. 90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Washington , D.C. [Handout]

Aaron Braver and Will Bennett (2015). Abstract morphological information cued by phonotactics: Noun class disambiguation in Xhosa. Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP), Vancouver. [Poster]

Aaron Braver and Will Bennett (2015). Using root shape to choose among prefixes in Xhosa. Colloquium talk, Seoul National University. [Handout]

Danica Kreusch, Will Bennett, and Aaron Braver (2015). Disambiguating isiXhosa noun classes with phonotactic c(l)ues. 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL), Kyoto. [Handout]

Kelly Goldstuck, Will Bennett, and Aaron Braver (2015). Experimentally assessing length-based noun prefix alternations in isiXhosa . 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL), Kyoto. [Handout]

Aaron Braver and Will Bennett (2015). Phonology or morphology: inter-speaker differences in Xhosa labial palatalization. 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Portland, Oregon. [Handout]

Will Bennett and Aaron Braver (2014). Wug-testing a case of 'unnatural' labial palatalization in Xhosa Palatalization Conference , University of Tromsø. [Handout]

Aaron Braver and Seunghun J. Lee (2014). Perceiving small contrasts: Xitsonga's 'whistled' fricative vs. [ʃ]. South African Microlinguistics Workshop 3, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa. [Handout]

Aaron Braver and Will Bennett (2014). Wug-testing bilabial palatalization in isiXhosa passivized verbs. South African Microlinguistics Workshop 3. North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa. [Handout]

Aaron Braver and Shigeto Kawahara (2014). Incomplete neutralization via paradigm uniformity and weighted constraints. North East Linguistics Society (NELS) 45, MIT. [Handout | Poster]

Aaron Braver (2014). What does emphatic lengthening tell us about binary length distinctions?. Invited talk, Cognitive Science Brown Bag, Texas Tech University. [Handout]

Aaron Braver and Shigeto Kawahara (2014). Modeling incomplete neutralization: Paradigm uniformity and a phonetics with weighted constraints. Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP), MIT.

Aaron Braver, Natalie Dresher, and Shigeto Kawahara (2014). The phonetics of emphatic vowel lengthening in English. Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP), MIT. [Handout | Poster]

Aaron Braver and Shigeto Kawahara (2013). Incomplete vowel lengthening: Japanese monomoraic lengthening as incomplete neutralization. West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 31, Arizona State University. [Handout]

Aaron Braver and Shigeto Kawahara (2013). Incomplete neutralization of Japanese vowel length in monomoraic nouns. 87th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Boston, MA. [Handout]

Shigeto Kawahara and Aaron Braver (2012). Monomoraic lengthening in Japanese as incomplete neutralization. Colloquium talk, Seoul National University.

Shigeto Kawahara and Aaron Braver (2012). Monomoraic lengthening in Japanese as incomplete neutralization. Tokyo Circle of Phonologists, University of Tokyo. [Handout]

Aaron Braver (2011). The Perception of Incompletely Neutralized /t/ and /d/ Flaps in American English. North East Linguistisc Society (NELS) 42, University of Toronto. [Poster | Handout]

Aaron Braver (2011). (Im)perceptible incomplete neutralization: Two experiments on flapping in American English. Rutgers, UMass, MIT phonology and phonetics workshop (RUMMIT) II, Rutgers University. [Handout]

Aaron Braver (2011). Perception of /t/ and /d/ flaps in American English: Some preliminary results Rutgers University Linguistics Conference (RULing) VI, Rutgers University. [Handout available upon request]

Aaron Braver (2011). Incomplete neutralization in American English flapping: A production study. 34th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium (PLC), University of Pennsylvania.

Aaron Braver (2010). Incomplete neutralization in American English flapping. Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon) 12, University of New Mexico. [Poster and handout available upon request]

Aaron Braver (2010). Is there incomplete neutralization in American English flapping? Manchester Phonology Meeting (MFM) 18, University of Manchester. [Poster and handout available upon request]

Aaron Braver (2010). Variation in (in)complete neutralization: American English flapping. Rutgers University Linguistics Conference (RULing) V,Rutgers University. [Handout available upon request]

Aaron Braver (2009). A task effect on incomplete neutralization? UMass/MIT Meeting of Phonologists (UMMM), University of Massachusetts, Amherst. [Handout]

Aaron Braver (2009). Restrictions on DP-internal ellipsis in Spanish Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS) 2009, San Juan, Puerto Rico. [Handout]

Aaron Braver (2009). DP-internal ellipsis in Spanish. Rutgers University Linguistics Conference (RULing) IV, Rutgers University. [Handout]

Aaron Braver (2008). Phonetic opacity: Flapping and vowel length in American English. Rutgers University Linguistics Conference (RULing) III, Rutgers University. [Handout]

Aaron Braver 2008. Does phonological output contain morphological structure? Evidence from Consistency of Exponence and fine phonetic details. Rutgers/UMass/Hopkins Optimality Theory workshop (HUMDRUM) III, Rutgers University. [Handout]

Aaron Braver (2007). Is N-drop NP ellipsis? Fifth Annual Harvard Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium, Harvard University. [Handout available upon request]