© 2019 by Nina Topintzi.

Work on Onsets

Stress and Onsets
  • (2004) "Moraic onsets and WSP partition in Pirahã." In Proceedings of the University of Cambridge 2nd Postgraduate Conference in Language Research 2004, Evangelia Daskalaki et al. (eds.), pp. 211-218.

  • (2005) "On Sonority, Onsets and Stress in Arabela." In Proceedings of the University of Cambridge 3rd Postgraduate Conference in Language Research 2005, Gerasimos Chatzidamianos et al. (eds.), pp. 279-286.

  • (2007) "The relationship between voicing and stress with special focus on Karo." Presented at OCP4, Rhodes, Greece, 18-21 January 2007.

  • (2014) "Moraic Onsets and Cross-Anchoring in Arrernte."(with Andrew Nevins). Presented at the 22nd Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, UK, 29-31 May 2014.

  • (2014) "Arrernte moraic onsets: stress and beyond." (with Andrew Nevins). Handout of paper presented at the Workshop on Word Stress and Accent, Leiden, Holland, 15-17 August 2014.

  • (2017) "Moraic Onsets in Arrernte". (with Andrew Nevins). Phonology 34(3): 615-650. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0952675717000306.

Word Minimality and Onsets


Onsets' overview
  • (2011) "Onsets." In The Blackwell Companion to Phonology, Marc van Oostendorp, Colin J. Ewen, Elizabeth Hume and Keren Rice (eds). Blackwell Publishing. NB: this is a preprint version of the paper that has minor errors/typos.

Work on Geminates (and onsets)


  • (2006) "Initial geminates initially and medially." Poster presented at the 14th Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, UK, 25-27 May 2006.

  • (2006) "Geminates and syllabification in Pattani Malay and Marshallese." Handout of paper presented at the 2nd Conference on Austronesian Languages and Linguistics, St Catherine's College, Oxford, UK, 2-3 June 2006.

  • (2007) "Onset geminates: implications for weight theory." Paper presented at the 18th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Thessaloniki, Greece, 4-6 May 2007.

  • (2008) "On the existence of moraic onset geminates." Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 26 (1): 147 - 184, DOI: 10.1007/s11049-008-9034-4.

  • (2014) "On the Weight of Edge Geminates." (with Stuart Davis). Handout of paper presented at Conference on Weight in Phonetics and Phonology CUNY Phonology Forum, New York, NY, USA, 16-17 January 2014.

  • (2014) "Edge Geminates: weight typology and asymmetries." (with Stuart Davis). Poster presented at OCP 11, Leiden, Holland, 22-25 January 2014.

  • (2014) "As alive as ever: the geminate debate under Containment." (with Eva Zimmermann). In Anke Assmann, Sebastian Bank, Doreen Georgi, Timo Klein, Philipp Weisser & Eva Zimmermann (eds.), Linguistische Arbeits Berichte 92 (Rule Interaction in Grammar): 65-90, Leipzig University.

  • (2017) "On the Weight of Edge Geminates". (with Stuart Davis). In Haruo Kubozono (ed.), Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants, pp. 260- 282. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [this is the final pre-publication version]

  • (2019) "Two geminates, one syllable: Schneider’s Law is what happens when you share". (with Katerina Markoulaki). Paper presented at the 27th Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, UK, 23-25 May 2019.

  • (2019) "What is after all a geminate?". (with Eva Zimmermann). Paper presented at the 14th International Conference in Greek Linguistics, Patra, 5-8 September 2019.

Work on Greek


Samothraki Greek
  • (2005) "Solving the Samothraki Greek Compensatory Lengthening Puzzle." (final pre-print version). In Selected Papers on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of the 17th International Symposium Vol. I (2005) , E. Agathopoulou, M. Dimitrakopoulou and D. Papadopoulou (eds.),  pp. 53-63, Thessaloniki: Monochromia.

  • (2005) "Compensatory Lengthening in Samothraki Greek: some problems and theoretical consequences." Handout of paper presented at    the 7th International Conference on Greek Linguistics, York, UK, 8-10 September 2005.

  • (2006) "A (not so) paradoxical instance of compensatory lengthening: Samothraki Greek and theoretical implications." Journal of Greek Linguistics 7: 71-119.

  • (2008) "An opaque conspiracy in Samothraki Greek" (with Marc van Oostendorp). Workshop on Internal and contact-induced variation in present-day Greek, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 11 April 2008.

  • (2009) "Palatalization and Centralization in Samothraki Greek." (with Marc van Oostendorp). In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, AUTH (2008), AUTH, pp. 385-399.


Prosodic Morphology in Modern Greek


Kozani Greek


Glides, palatals and morpho-phonology in Standard and NW Greek




Ancient Greek


Greek metrics
  • (2012) "Stress in Modern Greek Dekapentasyllavo: (a)symmetric patterns and challenges to the theory of poetic meter" (with Stefano Versace). Talk presented at the UD Workshop on Stress & Accent, Univ. of Delaware, 29 November - 1 December 2012, Newark, Delaware, USA.

  • (2013) "Modern Greek Dekapentasyllavo Structure and the Principle of Regulated Asymmetry." (with Stefano Versace). Poster presented at m@90: Workshop on Metrical Structure: Stress, Meter and Textsetting, MIT, 20-21 September 2013, Cambridge, MA, USA.

  • (2015) "A Linguistic Analysis of the Modern Greek Dekapentasyllavo." (with Stefano Versace). Journal of Greek Linguistics 15: 235-269.

  • (2017) "Poetic Rhyme in Greek: insights from a pilot database". (with Konstantinos Avdelidis & Theodora Valkanou). Poster presented at the 25th Manchester Phonology Meeting (MFM 25) 25-27 May 2017, Manchester, UK

  • (2019) "Quantifying Greek Rhyme" (with Konstantinos Avdelidis & Theodora Valkanou). In Selected Papers on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from 23rd ISTAL, Thessaloniki 31 March - 2 April 2017, pp. 429-447, ISSN 2529-1114.

  • (2019) "On the Syllabification of ON (Obstruent-Nasal) Clusters in Greek". (with Dimitra Gratsouni). Paper presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, AUTh, 5-6 April 2019.

Other Stuff

Tone (binarity & ternarity; stress & voicing)


Equal ranking in OT


Syllable and Compensatory Lengthening
  • (2013) "Syllable." Synopsis Article. In Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (WSK) Vol. 4, Phonetics & Phonology,   T.A. Hall and Bernd Pompino-Marschall (eds.). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

  • (2012) "Compensatory Lengthening." Invited talk at the 20th Manchester Phonology Meeting, in the Special Session Unsolved Problems in Phonology, 23-25 May 2012, Manchester, UK.


Mapping Asymmetries
  • (2010) "Editors' introduction." (with Mary Baltazani & Tasos Tsangalidis). In The Linguistic Review 27(3): 231-239. Special issue: Mapping asymmetries: Phonology, syntax and information structure.

Iquito and cola

Artificial Grammars




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