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submitted "In support of an OT-DM model: Evidence from a morphological conspiracy in Degema" [lingbuzz] [manuscript] [appendices]
upcoming talk “A hybrid OT-DM model: Support from a morphological conspiracy in Degema”. Talk at the Santa Cruz workshop on Syntax/Prosody in Optimality Theory (SPOT). Nov 18, 2017. [abstract] [handout]
to appear Rolle, Nicholas & Marine Vuillermet. “Morphologically assigned accent and an initial three syllable window in Ese’eja”. In Jeff Heinz, Harry van der Hulst, & Rob Goedemans (Eds.) The study of word stress and accent: Theories, methods and data. Cambridge: CUP. [link] [pre-publication draft] [lingbuzz]
2017 “Transparadigmatic Output-Output Correspondence via Agreement-by-Projection”. 2017 North East Meeting of Linguistics (NELS), University of Iceland. [slides]
2017 “Transparadigmatic Output-Output Correspondence”. 2017 Annual Meeting of Phonology (AMP), New York University. [slides] [datasheet]
2017 “Rhythmic repair of morphological accent assigned outside of a metrical window”. 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 2017). Austin, Texas. [handout]
2017 With Matt Faytak & Florian Lionnet. “The areal distribution of ATR and interior vowels in the Macro-Sudan Belt”. 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 2017). Austin, Texas. [slides]
2016 Rolle, Nicholas & Ethelbert E. Kari. “Degema clitics and serial verb constructions at the syntax/phonology interface”. In Doris L. Payne, Sara Pacchiarotti & Mokaya Bosire (eds.), Diversity in African languages: Selected papers from the 46th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Berlin: Language Science Press. [link] [pre-publication draft]
2016 “Rhythmic repair of morphological accent assigned outside of a metrical window”. 2016 Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP). USC: Los Angeles, CA (Poster presentation) [poster pdf]
2016 Rolle, Nicholas, John Sylak-Glassman, Jeremy Steffman (Eds.). Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS36). [link]
2016 Rolle, Nicholas & Larry Hyman. Review of Verbal serialisation in Isu (West-Ring) – a Grassfields language of Cameroon by Roland Kießling with the assistance of Bong Marcellus Wung. Köln: Köppe, 2011. Linguistic Typology 20(3): 675-685. [link] [pre-publication draft]
2016 With Florian Lionnet & Matt Faytak. “The distribution of ATR and interior vowels in the Macro-Sudan Belt” 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics 2016. UC Berkeley: Berkeley, CA.
2015 “Iterative interrogative morphology as clause-level concord: Description and analysis of the question marker–sti in Aymara” [unpublished manuscript] [poster]
2015 “An areal typology of nasal vowel systems in West Africa” 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL). Kyoto University: Kyoto, Japan. [slides]
2015 “Morphological operations forming a conspiracy: Clitic patterns in Degema serial verb constructions”. Qualifying paper for advancing to candidacy, University of California, Berkeley. [pdf]
2015 “Verbal accent in Ese Ejja (Takanan)”. Presentation at Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (WSCLA). Tucson, Arizona. Jan 2015. [pdf]
2014 Leung, Herman, Zachary O’Hagan, Sarah Bakst, Auburn Lutzross, Jonathan Manker, Nicholas Rolle, Katie Sardinha (Eds.). Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS40). [link]
2014 Rolle, Nicholas & Donna Starks. “Vowel length in Niuean”. Oceanic Linguistics, 53(2):273-299. [link] [pre-publication draft]
2014 “An areal typology of nasal vowel systems in West Africa”. M.A. Qualifying Paper, University of California, Berkeley. [pdf]
2014 “Reconstructing nominal tone in Edoid”, Presentation at University of Ibadan Colloquium Series. Ibadan: Nigeria. July 2014. [handout]
2013 “Nasal vowel patterns in West Africa”. UC Berkeley Phonology Lab Annual Report. 226-267. [link]
2013 “Ese Ejja accent”. UC Berkeley Phonology Lab Annual Report. 268-280. [link]
2013 “Phonetics and Phonology of Urhobo”. UC Berkeley Phonology Lab Annual Report. 281-326. [link]
2013 “Linguistic evidence for heterogeneous origins of modern Esan language and identity”. Presentation at Graduate Student Research Forum. Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley. 19 April. [pdf]
2012 “The Esan post-nominal pronoun construction”. Selected proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 41). Cambridge, MA: Cascadilla. [link]
2012 Connell, Bruce & Nicholas Rolle (Eds.). Selected Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL41). Cambridge, MA: Cascadilla. [link]
2010 “On the syntactic distribution and morphological form of resumptive pronouns in Esan”. M.A. Qualifying Paper, University of Toronto. [pdf]
2009 “The Phonetic Nature of Niuean Vowel Length”. Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics, 31. [link]
2006 Massam, Diane, Josephine Lee, Nicholas Rolle. 2006. “Still a preposition: The category of ko”. Te Reo [Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand], 49: 3-37. [link]