Month: January 2016

Kawahara and Pangilinan to appear: Spectral continuity, amplitude changes, and perception of length contrasts

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1502_shigeto_kawahara_1.pdf ROA: 1269 Title: Spectral continuity, amplitude changes, and perception of length contrasts Authors: Shigeto Kawahara, Melanie Pangilinan Comment: To appear in H. Kubozono (ed.) Aspects of Geminate Consonants. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Length: 25 Abstract: Japanese deploys a

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Magri to appear: How to keep the HG weights non-negative: the truncated Perceptron reweighing rule

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1507_giorgio_magri_1.pdf ROA: 1268 Title: How to keep the HG weights non-negative: the truncated Perceptron reweighing rule Authors: Giorgio Magri Comment: to appear in the Journal of Language Modelling Length: 32 Abstract: The literature on error-driven learning in Harmonic Grammar

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Magri to appear: Noise robustness and stochastic tolerance of OT error-driven ranking algorithms

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1506_giorgio_magri_1.pdf ROA: 1267 Title: Noise robustness and stochastic tolerance of OT error-driven ranking algorithms Authors: Giorgio Magri Comment: 30 Length: to appear in the Journal of Language and Computation Abstract: Recent counterexamples show that HG error-driven learning (with the

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Magri to appear: Error-driven learning in OT and HG: a comparison

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1505_giorgio_magri_1.pdf ROA: 1266 Title: Error-driven learning in OT and HG: a comparison Authors: Giorgio Magri Comment: to appear in Phonology Length: 35 Abstract: The OT error-driven learner is known to admit guarantees of efficiency, stochastic tolerance and noise robustness

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Gathering data on gender distribution

From Kristen Syrett (kristen.syrett@rutgers.edu) Dear all, I’m writing to you, because I believe we are all like-minded in wanting to gather data on gender distribution and the representation of women in the field of Linguistics, and use these data to

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Call for papers in Computational Phonology

From Jeff Heinz (heinz@udel.edu) SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS Phonology (Cambridge University Press) Thematic issue: ‘Computational phonology’ Projected to appear as one of the first issues of Phonology 34 (2017) Computation continues to play a central role in generative grammar. Within

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Discussion topic: Structured abstracts

From Valerie Freeman (vdfreema@iu.edu) What do you think of “structured abstracts”? In some fields, abstracts for conferences and journals are “structured,” with headings like “purpose, method, results, applications” – I find them easy to read (and write), but I haven’t

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Visiting assistant professor: UC Santa Cruz

From Junko Ito via Eric Bakovic The Linguistics Department at UC Santa Cruz has just announced a search for a visiting assistant professor in phonology for 2016-17 (possibility for renewal for another year, pending budgetary approval). http://linguistlist.org/jobs/get-jobs.cfm?id=36118157 The visiting position

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MFM Invited speakers announced

Twenty-Fourth Manchester Phonology Meeting  http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/mfm/24mfm.html 26-28 MAY 2016, Deadline for abstracts: 15th February 2016 Special session: ‘Evidence in phonology’, featuring (in alphabetical order): * William Idsardi (University of Maryland) * Janet Pierrehumbert (University of Oxford) * Sharon Rose (University of California, San

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McCarthy, Pater and Pruitt 2016: Cross-level interactions in Harmonic Serialism

From Joe Pater (pater@linguist.umass.edu) McCarthy, John J., Joe Pater, and Kathryn Pruitt. To appear 2016. Cross-level interactions in Harmonic Serialism. In John McCarthy and Joe Pater, eds. Harmonic Grammar and Harmonic Serialism. London: Equinox Press. http://blogs.umass.edu/pater/files/2011/10/McCarthy-Pater-Pruitt-2016-CLI-HS.pdf Cross-level interactions are phonological processes that

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