Arto Anttila

Arto Anttila

Department of Linguistics
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2150
U.S.A.

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Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
Adjunct Professor (dosentti) in General Linguistics, University of Helsinki
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Ph.D., Stanford University 1998 (Linguistics)
M.A., University of Helsinki 1990 (General Linguistics and English Philology)

Interests:

Phonology, morphology, syntax, metrics, language variation. I currently work on maxent typologies with Giorgio Magri, on English sentence prosody with William Clapp and Naomi Shapiro, on automatic metrical scansion with Ryan Heuser and Paul Kiparsky, on Dagaare phonology and morphology with Adams Bodomo, and on Finnish word prosody and morphophonology, a permanent interest of mine.

Recent work:

Anttila, Arto, Ryan Heuser, and Paul Kiparsky. 2022. Prose rhythm and antimetricality. Literary Linguistic Forms. 2022 LSA Annual Meeting, January 8, 2022. (slides)

Clapp, William Somers and Arto Anttila. 2021. To predict or to memorize: Prominence in inaugural addresses. In Ryan Bennett, Richard Bibbs, Mykel L. Brinkerhoff, Max J. Kaplan, Stephanie Rich, Amanda Rysling, Nicholas Van Handel, & Maya Wax Cavallaro (eds.), Supplemental Proceedings of the 2020 Annual Meeting on Phonology. Washington, DC: Linguistic Society of America. (proceedings, paper)

Shapiro, Naomi Tachikawa and Arto Anttila. 2021. On the phonology and semantics of deaccentuation. In Ryan Bennett, Richard Bibbs, Mykel L. Brinkerhoff, Max J. Kaplan, Stephanie Rich, Amanda Rysling, Nicholas Van Handel, & Maya Wax Cavallaro (eds.), Proceedings of the 2020 Annual Meeting on Phonology. Washington, DC: Linguistic Society of America. (proceedings, paper)

Wagner, Michael and Arto Anttila. 2021. What is deaccentuation? Targeted Collaborative Debate. The 44th GLOW Colloquium, April 16, 2021. (abstract, slides)

Anttila, Arto. 2021. Finnish Consonant Gradation is a stochastic phonotactic constraint. Fonologi i Norden (FiNo 2021), University of Helsinki/Zoom. (slides)

Software:

CoGeTo (Giorgio Magri & Arto Anttila 2019-): Convex Geometry Tools for studying categorical and probabilistic typologies in Optimality Theory, Harmonic Grammar, and MaxEnt grammar. Joint work with Giorgio Magri.

Prosodic (Ryan Heuser, Joshua Falk & Arto Anttila 2010-). A web app for the automatic metrical scansion of English and Finnish. For an application, see Anttila, Arto and Ryan Heuser. 2016. Phonological and metrical variation across genres, Proceedings of 2015 Annual Meeting on Phonology, Linguistic Society of America, Washington DC. (paper)

T-Order Generator (Curtis Andrus & Arto Anttila 2006). A Python program for computing T-orders in Optimality Theory, last updated August 31, 2010. For a short introduction, see Anttila, Arto. and Curtis Andrus. 2006. T-Orders. Manuscript and software. (pdf)

OTOrder (Alex Djalali & Cameron Jeffers 2015). A web app for working with Partial Order Optimality Theory. [currently off-line but coming back]

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More papers, handouts, slides, and abstracts

Constraint Grammar of English

Arto Anttila