Paul O'Neill

Lecturer

paul.oneill@sheffield.ac.uk

Ext: 24401
Room: 2.34

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Paul completed his undergraduate degree in Classics and Spanish at the University of Oxford (Brasenose College).

He moved to Madrid to carry out the Spanish equivalent of a MPhil in Lingüística Teórica y sus Aplicaciones at the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset affiliated to the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He wrote his MPhil thesis on the phonetics of the Andalusian variety of Spanish.

He returned to Oxford (Linacre College) and completed a DPhil on 'The Ibero-Romance Verb: allomorphy and the notion of the morphome' in relation with a Research Project entitled "Autonomous Morphology in Diachrony: comparative evidence from Romance Languages".

Before working for the University of Sheffield, Paul was a University Teacher in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Liverpool

Paul´s research interests concern the history of the Ibero-Romance Languages (Spanish, Catalan Portuguese, Galician, Asturian, Aragonese), Spanish Dialectology, Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology.


Publications

Chapters in Books

O'Neill, P. (In press). Similar and differing patterns of allomorphy in the Spanish and Portuguese verbs. In P. Amaral & A. M. Carvallo Portuguese/Spanish Interfaces. Benjamins

O´Neill, P. (Accepted). Velar Allomorphy in Ibero-Romance: roots, endings and clashes of morphomes.

O'Neill, P. (2013). Morphomes and morphosyntactic/semantic features. In S. Cruschina, M. Maiden, & J.-C. Smith, Boundaries of Pure Morphology: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives (pp 221-247). Oxford: OUP.

O'Neill, P. (2011). The notion of the Morphome. In M. Goldbach, M. Maiden, & J.-C. Smith, Morphological Autonomy: Perspectives from Romance Inflectional Morphology. Oxford: OUP.

O'Neill, P. (2011). El morfoma en el asturiano: diacronía y sincronía . In Homenaxe a Xosé Lluís García Arías (Vol. 1. 319-348). Oviedo: Academia de la Llingua Asturiana.

Maiden, M., & O'Neill, P. (2010). Morphomic Defectiveness. In M. Baerman, G. Corbett, & D. Brown, Defective Paradigms: Missing Forms and What They Tell Us (pp. 103-124). London: OUP/British Academy.

Maiden, M., Swearingen, A., & O'Neill, P. (2010). Imperative Morphology in Diachrony. In M. Dufresne, F. Dupuis, & E. Vocaj, Historical Linguistics 2007 (pp 99-108). Amsterdam: Benjamins.

O'Neill, P. (2008). La fonación murmurada y la preaspiración en andaluz. In A. Pamies, & E. Melguizo, New Trends in Experimental Phonetics. Special Issue (1) of Language Design (pp. 193-200). Granda: Método.

Pamies, A., Amorós, M. C., & O'Neill, P. (2008). Esquemas entonativos de frase declarativa en el habla de Jaén. In A. Pamies, & M. &. Amorós, Experimental Prosody. Special Issue (2) of Language Design (pp. 191-202). Granada: Método.

Pamies, A., Amorós, M. C., & O'Neill, P. (2007). Esquemas entonativos declarativos en el habla de Almería. In J. Dorta, La prosodía en el ámbito lingüístico románico (pp. 299-311). Santa Cruz de Tenerife: La página ediciones.

Articles

O'Neill (Under review). Diphthongisation and stress in the Spanish verb: examples of morphological conditioning. Click here for a draft of the article.

O'Neill, P (Under review). Velar Allomorphy in the Spanish Verb: Phonologically or Morphologically Conditioned Allomorphy? Click here for a draft of the article.

O´Neill, P (2015). The Origin and Spread of Velar Allomorphy in the Spanish Verb. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 92(5):489-518 

O'Neill, P (2014). The morphome in constructive and abstractive models of morphology. Morphology 24: 25-70.

Pato, E & O'Neill, P (2013). Los gerundios analógicos en la Historia del español (e iberorromance). Nueva Revista de Filología Hispánica 61(1): 1-27

O´Neill, P. (2011). Alternancias vocálicas en el presente de los verbos en -ir. Un análisis desde la Morfología Autónoma. Revista de la Historia de la Lengua Española 6:87-129

O´Neill, P. (2011). New perspectives on the effects of yod in Ibero-Romance. Bulletin of Spanish Studies 89:5, 665-697.

O'Neill, P. (2011). The Evolution of 'el pretérito y tiempos afines' in Ibero-Romance. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 88:851-878.

O'Neill, P. (2010). Una explicación teórica de la defectividad verbal en la lengua española. Boletín de la Real Academia Española, 302:265-289.

O'Neill, P. (2010). Variación y cambio en las consonantes oclusivas del español de Andalucía. Estudios de Fonética Experimental, 19:11-41.

O'Neill, P. (2009). Los verbos defectivos en la lengua española: estudio sincrónico y diacrónico descriptivo basado en datos de corpus. Boletín de la Real Academia Española, 300:255-287.

O'Neill, P. (2009). El pretérito y tiempos averaos nel Dominiu Llingüísticu Ástur: formes diferentes pero non dixebraes. Lletres Asturianes, 100:27-41.

O'Neill, P. (2005). Final /s/ in Western Andalusian Spanish: the phonetic neutralization of a phonological contrast. Language Design, 7:151-166.

Working Papers

O'Neill, P. (2009b). The effect of s-aspiration on occlusives in Andalusian Spanish. In `. O´. Parker Jones, & E. Payne, Oxford University Working Papers in Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics (Vol. 12, pp. 73-86).

Conference Proceedings

Goldbach, M., Hinzelin, M.-O., Maiden, M., O´Neill, P., Smith, J. C., & Swearingen, A. (2007b) À la recherche de l´arbitraire dans la morphologie diachronique et comparative du verbe roman: syncrétisme et supplétisme verbaux. In M. Iliescu, H. Siller-Runggaldier, & P. Danler (Ed.), XXVe Congrès International de Linguistique et Philologie Romanes (Innsbruck, 3-8 septembre 2007). Tübingen: Niemeyer.

O'Neill, P. (2006). La resolución del elemento sibilante en el andaluz. V Congreso Andaluz de Lingüística General. Homenaje al Molina Redondo. 1, pp. 513-523. Granda: Granada Lingvistica.

Edited Volumes

Fabregas, A., Gil, I. & O´Neill P. (2005) Cuadernos de Lingüística XII, Madrid. Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset.

Talks and Presentations

Feb. 2013 'Defective Verbs in Russian, Spanish and Portuguese.' Presented at the School of Languages and Cultures Research Seminar Series (University of Sheffield).

Sept 2012 'Nuevas perspectivas sobre los efectos de la yod desinencial en el verbo español'.  Presented at the IX Congreso Internacional de la Historia de la Lengua Española, Cádiz, Spain.

Sept. 2012 'Quisiendo por queriendo: Condicionamiento fonológico y cambio morfológico en los gerundios "analógicos"del español' Presented with Enrique Pato (Université de Montréal) at the IX Congreso Internacional de la Historia de la Lengua Española, Cádiz, Spain. 

April 2012 'Yod or no Yod: Metaphony and Allomorphy in the Ibero-Romance Verb.' Presented at The 2nd Cambridge Colloquium on the Histories of the Ibero-Romance Languages. Queen's College, Cambridge, UK.

April 2012 'History repeating itself: changes in Southern Peninsular Spanish pronunciation.' Presented at the annual conference of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, Sterling, Scotland.

Jan. 2012 'Morphological complexity and the morphome.'Presented at the International Conference on Morphological Complexity, British Academy, London (organised by the Surrey Morphology Group)

July 2011 'The effect of yod on the verb in Ibero-Romance and autonomous morphological structures.' Presented at the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Osaka, Japan.

July 2011 'Differences between morphemic and morphomic structure.' Presented at the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Osaka, Japan.

Oct. 2010 `The morphome and morphosyntactic features´ Presented at the Second Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology Oxford, U.K.

Jan. 2010 `New aspirated occlusive phonemes in Andalusian Spanish.´ Presented at the XXXVIII Romance Linguistic Seminar, Cambridge, U.K.

March. 2009`What do they speak in the South of Spain? Spanish? Andalusian Spanish? Just Andaluz´. Presented at the SOCLAS Romance Linguistics Seminar, University of Liverpool, U.K.

Feb. 2009 `Mind the Gap: defectivity in the verbal paradigm. A corpus based account´. Presented at the Language Research Seminar, University of Liverpool, U.K.

Nov. 2008.`Los verbos defectivos en el Ibero-Romance´. Presented at the XIII Forum of Iberian Studies, Oxford, U.K.

Aug. 2008 `Morphomes, Morphemes and Morphological Segmentation: Evidence from Ibero-Romance´. Presented at the First Oxford Workshop on Romance Verb Morphology Oxford, U.K.

May. 2008 `The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Morphome in Ibero-Romance´ Presented at the Oxford Romance Linguistic Seminar, Oxford, U.K.

April 2008 `On Morphomic Defectiveness´. Presented with Martin Maiden at the Defective Paradigms Workshop at the British Academy, London, U.K.

April 2008`El origen y propagación del diptongo [je] en el pretérito y tiempos afines´. Presented at the VIII Congreso Nacional del AJHILE, Barcelona, Spain.

Feb. 2008 `La fonética de la /s/ implosiva andaluza en el interior de palabra´. Presented at the IV Conferencia de Fonética Experimental, Granada, Spain.

Feb. 2008 `Esquemas entonativos de frase declarativa en el habla de Jaén´. Presented with Antonio Pamiés and Mari Cruz Amorós at the IV Conferencia de Fonética Experimental, Granda, Spain

Jan. 2008 `The Development of the Castilian Desinences for `el pretérito y tiempos afines´ a Comparative View from Ibero-Romance.´ Presented at the XXXVI Romance Linguistic Seminar, Cambridge, U.K.

Aug. 2007 `Imperative Morphology in Diachrony: evidence from the Romance Languages´. Presented with Martin Maiden and Andrew Swearingen at the XVIII International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Montreal, Canada.

Dec. 2006 `La diptongación como proceso morfológico´. Presented at the 36 Simposio de la Sociedad Española de Lingüística. Madrid, Spain.

Dec. 2004 `La resolución del elemento sibilante en el andaluz´. Presented at the V Congreso Andaluz de Lingüística General. Homenaje a Molina Redondo. Granada, Spain