Arto Anttila

Arto Anttila

Recent talks:

Anttila, Arto. 2010. Word stress in Finnish. Colloquium talk, Yale University, 1 February, 2010. (handout)

Dmitrieva, Olga and Arto Anttila. 2008. The gradient phonotactics of English CVC syllables. LabPhon11, Wellington, New Zealand, 30 June - 2 July 2008. (abstract) (poster)

Dmitrieva, Olga, Matthew Adams, Jason Grafmiller, Scott Grimm, Yuan Zhao, and Arto Anttila. 2008. Gradient OCP and harmonic alignment in English phonotactics. The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, 3 January, 2008, Chicago, Illinois. (handout)

Bernard, Ellen, Curtis Andrus, and Arto Anttila. 2007. Linking-r in Eastern Massachusetts and Optimality Theory. NWAV 36, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 13 October, 2007. (abstract) (slides)

Anttila, Arto and Jong-Bok Kim. 2007. Structural Case on Adverbials. Workshop on Empirical Approaches to Morphological Case, Stanford University, 25 July 2007. (slides)

Anttila, Arto and Adams Bodomo. 2007. OCP effects in Dagaare. The 81st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, 4-7 January 2007, Anaheim, California. (handout)

O'Connor, Catherine, Arto Anttila, Vivienne Fong, and Joan Maling. 2004. Differential Possessor Expression in English: Re-evaluating Animacy and Topicality Effects. The 78th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, 9 - 11 January, 2004, Boston, Massachusetts. (slides)


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Anttila, Arto. 2012. Modeling phonological variation. In Abigail C. Cohn, Cécile Fougeron, and Marie Huffman (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology, Oxford University Press, Oxford. pp. 76-91.

Anttila, Arto and Jong-Bok Kim. 2011. On structural case in Finnish and Korean. Lingua 121(1), 100-127. Special issue on Semantic Aspects of Case Variation.

Anttila, Arto, Matthew Adams, and Michael Speriosu. 2010. The role of prosody in the English Dative Alternation. Language and Cognitive Processes 25(7/8/9), 946-981.

Fong, Vivienne and Arto Anttila. 2010. Variation and ambiguity. In Linda Uyechi and Lian Hee Wee (eds.), Reality Exploration and Discovery: Pattern Interaction in Language and Life. Festschrift for K.P. Mohanan, CSLI Publications, Stanford, California. 14pp.

Anttila, Arto and Adams Bodomo. 2009. Prosodic morphology in Dagaare. In Masangu Matondo, Fiona McLaughlin, and Eric Potsdam (eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 38) , Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, Massaschusetts. pp. 56-68. (pdf)

Anttila, Arto. 2009. Derived Environment Effects in Colloquial Helsinki Finnish. In Kristin Hanson and Sharon Inkelas (eds.), The Nature of the Word: Essays in Honor of Paul Kiparsky. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. pp. 433-460. (pdf)

Anttila, Arto. 2008. Gradient phonotactics and the Complexity Hypothesis. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 26(4), 695-729. (pdf)

Anttila, Arto, Vivienne Fong, Stefan Benus, and Jennifer Nycz. 2008. Variation and opacity in Singapore English consonant clusters. Phonology 25(2), 181-216. (pdf)

Anttila, Arto. 2008. Phonological Constraints on Constituent Ordering. In Charles B. Chang and Hannah Haynie (eds.), Proceedings of the 26th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 26) , Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, Massachusetts. pp. 51-59. (pdf)

Anttila, Arto. 2007. Variation and optionality. In Paul de Lacy (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Phonology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. pp. 519-536.

Anttila, Arto. and Curtis Andrus. 2006. T-Orders. Manuscript and software. (pdf)

Anttila, Arto. 2006. Variation and opacity. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 24(4), 893-944. (pdf)

Anttila, Arto. 2006. Prosodic constraints on /-ntV/ in Finnish. In Mickael Suominen, Antti Arppe, Anu Airola, Orvokki Heinämäki, Matti Miestamo, Urho Määttä, Jussi Niemi, Kari K. Pitkänen, and Kaius Sinnemäki (eds.), A Man of Measure: Festschrift in Honour of Fred Karlsson on his 60th Birthday, Special Supplement to SKY Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 19, The Linguistic Association of Finland, Turku. pp. 119-127. (pdf)

Anttila, Arto. 2005. Variation and opacity in Finnish phonology. In Juha Fagerholm, Leila Puska, Jan Åström, Johanna Blomqvist, Pirjo-Leena Forsström, Leena Jukka, Sirpa Kotila, M. Minna Laine, Manne Miettinen, Jura Tarus, and Satu Tissari (eds.), CSC Report on Scientific Computing in Finland 2004-2005, pp. 171-174.

Anttila, Arto, Vivienne Fong, Stefan Benus, and Jennifer Nycz. 2004. Deriving Consonant Cluster Phonotactics: Evidence from Singapore English. In Keir Moulton and Matthew Wolf (eds.), NELS 34, Proceedings of the thirty-fourth annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, GLSA, Amherst, Massachusetts. pp. 89-103. Also available on ROA

Anttila, Arto and Vivienne Fong. 2004. Variation, ambiguity and noun classes in English. Lingua 114(9-10), 1253-1290. Special issue on Variation in Form versus Variation in Meaning. (pdf)

Anttila, Arto. 2003. Finnish Assibilation. NELS 33, Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society. GLSA, Amherst, Massachusetts. pp. 13-24.

Anttila, Arto. 2002. Morphologically conditioned phonological alternations. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 20, 1-42. (pdf)

Anttila, Arto. 2002. Variation and Phonological Theory. In Jack Chambers, Peter Trudgill, and Natalie Schilling-Estes (eds.), Handbook of Language Variation and Change, Blackwell, Oxford, U.K., and Malden, Massachusetts. pp. 206-243.

Anttila, Arto. 2001. Variation in Finnish Phonology and Morphology. Dissertation summary. Glot International 5(1), 1-3.

Anttila, Arto and Vivienne Fong. 2000. The Partitive Constraint in Optimality Theory. Journal of Semantics 17, 281-314. (pdf)

Anttila, Arto and Adams Bodomo. 2000. Tonal polarity in Dagaare. In Vicki Carstens and Frederick Parkinson (eds.), Trends in African Linguistics 4: Advances in African Linguistics, Africa World Press, Trenton, New Jersey. pp. 119-134.

Anttila, Arto and Anthi Revithiadou. 2000. Variation in Allomorph Selection. In Masako Hirotani, Andries Coetzee, Nancy Hall, and Ji-yung Kim (eds.), NELS 30, Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society, Rutgers University, November 1999. pp. 29-42.

Anttila, Arto and Young-mee Yu Cho. 1998. Variation and Change in Optimality Theory. Lingua 104, 31-56. Special issue on Optimality Theory. Partially reprinted in John J. McCarthy (ed.). 2003. Optimality Theory in Phonology: A Reader. Blackwell, Oxford, U.K. and Malden, Massachusetts, with an introductory note by the editor.

Anttila, Arto. 1997. Deriving variation from grammar. In Frans Hinskens, Roeland van Hout and Leo Wetzels (eds.), Variation, Change and Phonological Theory, Amsterdam, John Benjamins. pp. 35-68. Also available on ROA

Anttila, Arto. 1995. How to recognise subjects in English. In Fred Karlsson, Atro Voutilainen, Juha Heikkilä and Arto Anttila (eds.) Constraint Grammar: A Language-Independent System for Parsing Unrestricted Text. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin. pp. 315-358.

Voutilainen, Atro, Juha Heikkilä and Arto Anttila. 1992. Constraint Grammar of English. A Performance-Oriented Introduction. Publication No. 21, Dept. of General Linguistics, University of Helsinki. 82 pp.

Karlsson, Fred, Atro Voutilainen, Arto Anttila, and Juha Heikkilä. 1991. Constraint Grammar: A Language-Independent System for Parsing Unrestricted Text, with an Application to English. Natural Language Text Retrieval: Workshop Notes from the Ninth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-91). Anaheim, California. 4 pp.

Anttila, Arto. 1990. Three approaches to describing conversion. In Jan-Ola Östman, and Kristiina Jokinen (eds.), The Yearbook of the Linguistic Association of Finland. pp. 111-127.


Karlsson, Fred, Atro Voutilainen, Juha Heikkilä, and Arto Anttila (eds.). 1995. Constraint Grammar: A Language-Independent System for Parsing Unrestricted Text . Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin. 430 pp. The Constraint Grammar formalism was designed by Fred Karlsson in 1989. This book presents the results of a 3-year project based on the work of the four editors. It describes English Constraint Grammar, a broad coverage computational grammar of English. For an interactive demo, click here. For the Wikipedia entry, click here.


Arto Anttila. 2001. Optimaalisuusteoria ja suomen kielen kvantiteetin segmentaalinen tulkinta. [Optimality Theory and the segmental interpretation of quantity in Finnish.] Review of Heli Harrikari (2000) Segmental Length in Finnish--Studies within a Constraint-Based Approach, Virittäjä 106(2), 322-333.

Arto Anttila. 2001. Review of Anthi Revithiadou (1999) Headmost Accent Wins, Glot International 5(3), 103-108.

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