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RFP 2018 – 16th annual conference of the French Phonology Network / Réseau Français de Phonologie

From Francesc Torres-Tamarit (e-mail: francescjosep.torres@gmail.com) RFP 2018 – 16th annual conference of the French Phonology Network / Réseau Français de Phonologie The French Phonology Network (Réseau français de phonologie) is launching a call for papers for its 2018 annual conference (http://www.sfl.cnrs.fr/rfp-2018). The 2018 edition

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Hayes (2016): Varieties of Noisy Harmonic Grammar

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1713_hayes_1.pdf ROA: 1331 Title: Varieties of Noisy Harmonic Grammar Authors: Bruce Hayes Comment: Invited talk at AMP 2016 (USC); published in online proceedings Length: 22 pages Abstract: Noisy Harmonic Grammar (NHG) is a framework for stochastic grammars that uses

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Hayes (2014): Comparative phonotactics

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1712_hayes_1.pdf ROA: 1332 Title: Comparative Phonotactics Authors: Bruce Hayes Comment: Invited talk at CLS 50 (2014); version submitted to Proceedings volume Length: 20 pages Abstract: The phonotactic learner of Hayes and Wilson (LI 2008) discovers what could be called

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Men ask more questions than women at a scientific conference

This paper just appeared in PlosOne: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185534. “Men ask more questions than women at a scientific conference” Amy Hinsley, William J. Sutherland, Alison Johnston Abstract Gender inequity in science and academia, especially in senior positions, is a recognised problem. The reasons are poorly

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Staroverov and Kavitskaya (2017) – Tundra Nenets consonant sandhi as coalescence

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1696_staroverov_1.pdf   ROA: 1325 Title: Tundra Nenets consonant sandhi as coalescence Authors: Peter Staroverov, Darya Kavitskaya Comment: The Linguistic Review 34(2): 331-364 (preprint) Length: 29 pp Abstract: Consonant cluster simplification in Tundra Nenets coexists with other consonantal alternations, such

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Phonology Lecturer Position at UC Berkeley

Direct link: https://lx.berkeley.edu/phonology-lecturer-position. Lecturer —  Phonology — UC Berkeley Expected start date: July 1, 2018 The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking a one-year appointment for one, full-time lecturer in phonology with the expectation of renewal

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Abu-Mansour (2017): The Role of the OCP and Syllable Structure in Arabic Hypocoristics

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1707_abumansour_1.pdf ROA: 1329 Title: The Role of the OCP and Syllable Structure in Arabic Hypocoristics Authors: Mahasen Abu-Mansour Comment: Length: 36 pages Abstract: This paper provides further insights into the role of the lexical versus output root in the

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Emile Enguehard, Edward Flemming, Giorgio Magri (2017) – Statistical learning theory and linguistic typology: a learnability perspective on OT’s strict domination

Direct link: http://roa.rutgers.edu/content/article/files/1708__emile_enguehard_1.pdf ROA: 1330 Title: Statistical learning theory and linguistic typology: a learnability perspective on OT’s strict domination Authors: Emile Enguehard, Edward Flemming, Giorgio Magri Comment: Length: Abstract: This paper develops a learnability argument for strict domination by looking at

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Elements [Second call] / Eléments [Deuxième appel]

From: elements.nantes2018@gmail.com *French version below* The Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes (LLING UMR 6310 CNRS/Université de Nantes) launches a conference dedicated to Element Theory in Nantes, June 14-15 2018. The aim of this event is to provide an overview and to open new perspectives in this

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Samuels (2017) – Beyond markedness in formal phonology

Beyond Markedness in Formal Phonology Edited by Bridget D. Samuels University of Southern California In recent years, an increasing number of linguists have re-examined the question of whether markedness has explanatory power, or whether it is a phenomenon that begs

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