Caroline R. Wiltshire

List of John Benjamins publications for which Caroline R. Wiltshire plays a role.


Subjects Generative linguistics | Phonology | Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Language acquisition | Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics


Two statistical modelling methods are first used to quantify the third tone sandhi in Standard Mandarin in which the first falling-rising T3 becomes a rising T2 in the T3 + T3 disyllabic context. Growth curve analysis suggests non-neutralization of the surface F0 contours of the sandhi tone and its… read more
Mc Laughlin, Fiona and Caroline R. Wiltshire 2017 Chapter 10. Syllable weight in the phonology of PulaarSyllable Weight in African Languages, Newman, Paul (ed.), pp. 161–176 | Chapter
Haddad, Youssef A. and Caroline R. Wiltshire 2014 Paradoxical paradigms! Evidence from Lebanese Arabic phonologyPerspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVI: Papers from the annual symposium on Arabic Linguistics. New York, 2012, Khamis-Dakwar, Reem and Karen Froud (eds.), pp. 185–210 | Article
Examinations of Optimal Paradigms (McCarthy, 2005) suggest that only phonological outputs of inflectional paradigms obey Optimal Paradigm constraints, whereby each member of a given paradigm strives to resemble the phonological structure of each other member of that paradigm. Words that are derived… read more
Chen, Si and Caroline R. Wiltshire 2013 Tone realization in younger versus older speakers of Nanjing dialectIncreased Empiricism: Recent advances in Chinese Linguistics, Jing-Schmidt, Zhuo (ed.), pp. 147–170 | Article
This article investigates differences of tone realizations and representations between younger and older speakers of Nanjing dialect, spoken in the city of Nanjing, China. We recorded thirty native speakers, divided into two groups according to their ages, reading monosyllabic and disyllabic words.… read more
Sarmah, Priyankoo, Divya Verma Gogoi and Caroline R. Wiltshire 2011 Thai English: Rhythm and vowelsThe Typology of Asian Englishes, Lim, Lisa and Nikolas Gisborne (eds.), pp. 75–96 | Chapter
Sarmah, Priyankoo, Divya Verma Gogoi and Caroline R. Wiltshire 2009 Thai English: Rhythm and vowelsThe Typology of Asian Englishes, Lim, Lisa and Nikolas Gisborne (eds.), pp. 196–217 | Article
We explore two aspects of English spoken by native speakers of Thai: rhythm and the vowel system, and compare each to the substrate language Thai, to target varieties of English, and to two New Englishes in Asia. Data was collected from a group of Thai speakers who participated in an interview in… read more
Wiltshire, Caroline R. 2006 Prefix boundaries in Spanish varieties: A non-derivational OT accountOptimality-Theoretic Studies in Spanish Phonology, Martínez-Gil, Fernando and Sonia Colina (eds.), pp. 358–377 | Article
The special phonology of prefixes has often been used to provide arguments for rule ordering or special devices in Optimality Theory. I examine three cases of special behavior in varieties of Spanish: aspiration of /s/ to [h] in Carribean (Harris 1993); velarization of /n/ to [ŋ] in Granadan… read more
Wiltshire, Caroline R. 2005 The “Indian English” of Tibeto-Burman language speakersEnglish World-Wide 26:3, pp. 275–300 | Article
English as spoken as a second language in India (IE) has developed different sound patterns from other varieties of English. While most descriptions of IE have focused on the English of speakers whose first languages belong to the Indo-Aryan or Dravidian families, in this study, I examine the… read more
Baker, Gary K. and Caroline R. Wiltshire 2003 An OT Treatment of Palatal Fortition in Argentinian SpanishRomance Linguistics: Theory and Acquisition, Pérez-Leroux, Ana Teresa and Yves Roberge (eds.), pp. 33–48 | Article
Wiltshire, Caroline R. and Joaquim Camps 2002 Romance phonology and variationRomance Phonology and Variation: Selected papers from the 30th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Gainesville, Florida, February 2000, Wiltshire, Caroline R. and Joaquim Camps (eds.), pp. 1–9 | Article