David Eddington

Brigham Young University

I'm a professor in the Department of Linguistics at Brigham Young University. My research principally involves data-driven studies of Spanish and English dealing with phonological, sociolinguistic, and morphological issues.



Brigham Young University

I live with my wife Silvia in Woodland Hills, Utah. I have two children of my own, three step-children and 11 grandkids.


University of Texas-Austin
PhD in Iberoromance Philology and Linguistics
Brigham Young University
MA, BA Spanish Linguistics


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Selected Publications

Joselito and Calentito: Diminutive Enigmas, Entre Palavras,7.15-33, 2017

In Search of the Cowboy /b/: Implosives in American English, American Speech, 92. 41-51, 2017.

Dialectal Variation in Spanish Diminuives: A Performance Model, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 10. 39-66, 2017.

The Influence of Experimental Method on English Syllabification, (coauthored with Ross J. Cairns). Journal of Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science, 2. 37-52, 2015.

Statistics for Linguists: A Step-by-step Guide for Novices. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2015.

The Experimental Investigation of Syllable Structure, (coauthored with Bruce Derwing). The Mental Lexicon, 9. 170-195, 2014.

An Experimental Approach to Ambisyllabicity in English, (coauthored with Dirk Elzinga). Topics in Linguistics, 13.34-37, 2014.

Syllabification of American English: Evidence from a Large-scale Experiment Part I, (coauthored with Rebecca Treiman and Dirk Elzinga). Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 20. 45-67, 2013.

Syllabification of American English: Evidence from a Large-scale Experiment Part II, (coauthored with Rebecca Treiman and Dirk Elzinga). Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 20, 75-93, 2013.

Where are the Mountains in Utah?, (coauthored with Matthew Savage). American Speech 87. 336-349, 2012.

Morphophonological Alternations. Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics, edited by José Ignacio Hualde, Antxon Olarrea, and Erin O'Rourke, 193-208. Cambridge, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Variation in the Use of Deber and Deber de in Written and Oral Materials from Spain and Latin America, (coauthored with Carmen Silva Corvalán). Spanish in Context 8. 257-271, 2011.

What are the contextual variants of /b d g/ in colloquial Spanish? Probus 23. 1-19, 2011.

Argument Constructions and Language Processing: Evidence from a Priming Experiment and Pedagogical Implications, (coauthored with Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza). Fostering Language Teaching Efficiency Through Cognitive Linguistics, Edited by Sabine de Knop, Frank Boers, and Antoon de Rycher, 213-238.Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 2010.

American English has Got a Lot of Glottal Stops, (coauthored with Caitlin Channer), American Speech, 85. 338-351, 2010.

A Computational Analysis of Navajo Verb Stems, (coauthored with Jordan Lachler), Experimental and Empirical Methods in Cognitive/Functional Research, edited by Sally Rice and John Newman, 143-161. Stanford, CA: CSLI, 2010.

A Comparison of Two Tools for Analyzing Linguistic Data: Logistic Regression and Decision Trees, Italian Journal of Linguistics 22. 265-286, 2010.

T-glottalization in American English, (coauthored with Michael Taylor), American Speech 84. 298-314, 2009.

Quantitative and Experimental Linguistics, editor. Munchen: Lincom, 2009.

Dialect recognition: The Effects of Region of Origin and Amount of Experience, (coauthored with Wendy Baker and Lyndsey Nay), American Speech, 2009, 84.48-71.

Linguistic Processing is Exemplar-based, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 2.420-433, 2009.

Spanish Verbal Inflection: A Single- or Dual-route System?, Linguistics 47.173-199, 2009.

Linguistics and the Scientific Method, Southwest Journal of Linguistics 27.1-16, 2008.

The Phonetic Context of Flapping in American English: Quantitative Evidence, (coauthored with Dirk Elzinga), Language and Speech 51.245-266, 2008.

El Abundante Agua Fria: Hermaphroditic Spanish Nouns, (coauthored with José Ignacio Hualde), Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 1.5-31, 2008.

Flapping and Other Variants of /t/ in American English: Allophonic Distribution without Constraints, Rules, or Abstractions, Cognitive Linguistics 18.23-46, 2007.

Analogical Modeling: An Update, (coauthored with Deryle Lonsdale), Proceedings of the European Summer School on Logic, Language, and Information, 2007.

Paradigm Uniformity and Analogy: The Capitalistic versus Militaristic Debate, International Journal of English Studies 6.1-18, 2006..

A Usage-based Approach to Spanish Verbs of Becoming, (coauthored with Joan Bybee), Language 82.323-354, 2006.

Look Ma, No Rules: Applying Skousen's Analogical Approach to Spanish Nominals in -ion, In Phonology, Morphology, and the Empirical Imperative: Papers in Honour of Bruce L. Derwing, ed. By Grace E. Wieve et al., 2006, 371-407. Taipei City, Crane Publishing.

Negative Prestige and Sound Change: A Sociolinguistic Study of the Assibilation of /r/ in Piripiri Portuguese, (coauthored with Michael Taylor.) Selected Proceedings of the 9th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium edited by Nuria Sagarra and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio, 320-325. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla, 2006.

Selected Proceedings of the 7th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, editor. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla, 2005.

Selected Proceedings of the 6th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages, editor. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla, 2005.

Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Experimental and Quantitative Perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2004.

Review of Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Experimental and Quantitative Perspectives, Linguist List 16.1457 by Matthew Carlson, 2005.

Review of Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Experimental and Quantitative Perspectives, Lingua 117.1821-1825 by Frank Nuessel, 2007.

Review of Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Experimental and Quantitative Perspectives, Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana 4.202-205 Gema Mazón Gutiérrez, 2006.

Review of Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Experimental and Quantitative Perspectives, Language 83.435-438, by José Ignacio Hualde.

Review of Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Experimental and Quantitative Perspectives, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics 14. 95-99, 2007 by Michael Cysouw.

A Computational Approach to Resolving Certain Issues in Spanish Stress Placement, Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology, ed. by Timothy Face, 2004, 95-115. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Issues in modeling language processing analogically, Lingua, 2003, 114.849-871.

Are plurals derived or stored? (Coauthored with Patricia Lestrade), Structure, meaning, and acquisition in Spanish, ed. by James. F. Lee, Kimberly L. Geeslin, and J. Clancy Clements, 2002, 269-284. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Spanish gender assignment in an analogical framework, Journal of Quantitative Lingusitics, 2002, 9.49-75.

A Comparison of two Analogical Models: Tilburg Memory-based Learner versus Analogical Modeling, In Analogical Modeling ed. By Royal Skousen, Deryle Lonsdale, and Dilworth B. Parkinson, 2002, 141-154. Amsterdam: John Benjamins

Disambiguating Spanish Change of State Verbs, Hispania, 2002, 85.900-908.

A Usage-based Simulation of Spanish S-weakening, Journal of Italian Linguistics, 2001, 13.191-209.

Pasar y Sentaros: Accounting for the Alternative Vosotros Imperative, Círculo de lingüística aplicada a la comunicación, 2002, 12.

On 'becoming' in Spanish: A corpus analysis of verbs expressing change of state, Southwest Journal of Linguistics, 2002, 18.23-46.

Dissociation in Italian conjugations: A single-route account, Brain and Language, 2002, 81.291-302

Spanish Epenthesis: Formal and Performance Perspectives, Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, , 2001, 31.33-53.

Surface analogy and spelling rules in English vowel alternations, Southwest Journal of Linguistics, 2001, 20. 85-105.

Spanish diminutive formation without rules or constraints, Linguistics, 2002, 40.395-419.

Why Quantitative?, Linguistics, 2002, 40.209-216.

Spanish stress assignment within the Analogical Modeling of Language, Language, 2000, 76.92-109.

Analogy and the dual-route model of morphology, Lingua, 2000, 110.281-298.

Spanish diphthongization as a non-derivational phenomenon, Rivista di Linguistica, 1998, 10.335-354.

The role of experiments in phonological investigation, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 1999, 6.14-28.

Diphthongization in Spanish Derivational Morphology: An Empirical Investigation, Hispanic Linguistics, 1996, 8.1-35.

The Psychological Status of Phonological Analyses, Linguistica, 1996, 31.17-37.

The Psychological Relevance of Phonological Generalizations in Spanish: An Experiment, Hispania, 78.875-884, 1995.

Psychological Validity of Phonological Generalizations: A Priming Experiment in Spanish, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 1994, 1.132-143.

Word-medial Epenthesis in Spanish: A Lexical Phonological Approach, Southwest Journal of Linguistics, 1992, 11.14-28.

Distancing as a Causal Factor in the Development of /Θ/ and /X/ in Spanish, Journal of Hispanic Philology, 14.239-245, 1990.