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AMP 2020 abstract submissions now open

The next Annual Meeting on Phonology will be held at the University of California, Santa Cruz on September 18-20, 2020. Abstract submission is now open, and will close on May 10, 2020

Invited speakers:

Karthik Durvasula (Michigan State University)

Juliet Stanton (New York University)

Anne-Michelle Tessier (University of British Columbia)

For additional information, please see the following sites:
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CfP Neural network models for articulatory gestures (LabPhon Satellite Workshop)

Neural network models for articulatory gestures (satellite to LabPhon 17) calls for abstracts that bring together articulation data and computational modelling, especially neural network modelling.
We welcome any abstract, including tentative work, on the possibility of using neural and/or deep computational modelling for articulatory data. Suggestions for topics are:

–   Whether it is possible to capture invariants, language-independent predictable patterns that apply to all articulation
–    If transfer learning is possible, i.e. if a network trained on articulatory features in one speaker and, ultimately, language can be mapped onto the pattern of another speaker (or language)
–    If annotation of gestures can be aided by generating most likely gesture structures, analogous to the derivation of articulation from acoustics (e.g., Mitra, Vikramjit, et al. 2010)
–    If diagnostic classification is possible on networks that model articulation, analogous to e.g., the detection of counterparts to compositionality in a model of arithmetic grammar by Hupkes & Zuidema (2017)

Please use the link to EasyChair (https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=nnart2020#) to submit abstracts; the deadline is 15 March. Tentative work is more than welcome! As for the main LabPhon conference, abstracts should be written in English and not exceed one page of text. References, examples and/or figures can optionally be included on a second page. Submitted abstracts must be in .pdf format, with Times New Roman font, size 12, 1 inch margins and single spacing. We do not require anonymous abstracts.

Website for details: https://staff.science.uva.nl/t.o.lentz/nnart/

Contact Tom Lentz (lentz@uva.nl).

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Deadline Extended: Pedagogical Approaches to Laboratory Phonology – March 1 deadline.

Pedagogical Approaches to Laboratory Phonology

Satellite workshop of LabPhon 17

July 9, 2020 @ UBC

Deadline for oral presentations, posters, and demos extended to **March 1, 2020**

The purpose of this workshop is to create a forum to exchange ideas, tools, and techniques in teaching Laboratory Phonology. The workshop is being held as a satellite event of LabPhon17 and will feature invited speaker Mary Beckman, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, Ohio State University.

Some of the questions we aim to address include:

– What role does laboratory phonology have in the undergraduate/graduate curriculum?
– Is it possible to design a course in laboratory phonology that does not have a more “traditional” phonology and/or phonetics course(s) as pre-requisite(s)?
– What technical / computational / statistical issues arise?
– Alternatively, does a laboratory phonology approach lend itself more to a topic-driven course in which a particular research question is investigated, or a more traditional phonology course that surveys one or more phonological frameworks?
– What do sample activities/assignments/syllabi centered on a particular topic within laboratory phonology look like, and how might they be improved based on current research in pedagogy?

Our goal is for this workshop to initiate a conversation amongst researchers and instructors about pedagogical challenges, approaches, and resources that arise in bringing laboratory phonology into the classroom.

This workshop is being organized by Christina Bjorndahl (Carnegie Mellon University), Mark Gibson (Universidad de Navarra) and Jonathan Howell (Montclair State University).

Call for Papers:

Types of submissions:

– Presentations
We invite submissions for 15-minute oral presentations on a variety of topics that introduce novel approaches to teaching laboratory phonology. We will conclude this session with a general Q&A with all presenters together.

– Poster/demo session
The poster/demo session will include both conventional posters as well as technology-based demos using presenters’ laptop computers. The workshop will provide both a space for displaying posters and tables for presenters to set up their laptops.

– Lightning talks
We invite submissions for 2-minute lightning talks. These informal, lightning-fast talks are ideal for sharing anecdotal classroom tips and tricks, both successes and failures. We will conclude this session with a general Q&A with all presenters together. Lightning talk presenters will submit their slides in advance of the workshop so that all talks can be part of a single slide presentation.

We invite abstracts for 15-minute oral presentations, 2-minute lightning talks, poster presentations, and demos. The abstract submission form can be found at https://forms.gle/XkDt4Qc2xSMuPLad7

Submission guidelines:

– Oral presentations & posters
Abstracts for oral presentations and posters should not exceed one page (single-spaced, 12pt font) including figures and references.

– Demos
Abstracts for demos should not exceed one page, and should clearly describe the pedagogical challenge that is addressed by the demonstration, and the nature of audience involvement. Please note that we will be providing tables for presenters to set up their laptops, but no other equipment. If you require other resources, please contact the organizers to see about feasibility.

– Lightning talks
Abstracts for lightning talks should not exceed one paragraph, and should clearly state the pedagogical setting (e.g., undergraduate class vs. graduate seminar) and briefly describe the idea.

As we would like to include perspectives from a variety of pedagogical settings and institutions, please include your name and affiliation in the abstract. The file name should be of the form lastname_title.pdf (e.g., Smith_AwesomeClassroomInnovation.pdf)

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2nd Call for Papers for HISPhonCog 2020 (22-23 May, Seoul) – March 1 deadline

Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language 2020 (22-23, May, 2020)

 Theme: Linguistic and cognitive functions of fine phonetic detail underlying sound systems and/or sound change

 Dates: 22-23 May, 2020

 Venue: Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

 URL: http://site.hanyang.ac.kr/web/hisphoncog/call-for-papers/2020

 

HIPCS (Hanyang Institute for Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language), together with Department of English Language and Literature, holds its 3rd annual international symposium on current issues on phonetics and cognitive sciences of language (HISPhonCog) 2020 on 22-23 May, 2020. A special theme for HISPhonCog 2020 is ‘linguistic and cognitive functions of fine phonetic detail underlying sound systems and/or sound change.’

 

We have witnessed over past decades that the severance between phonetics and phonology has been steadily eroding along with the awareness of the importance of scalar and gradient aspects of speech in understanding the linguistic sound system and sound change. In particular, non-contrastive (subphonemic) phonetic events, which had traditionally been understood to be beyond the speaker’s control (as low-level automatic physiological phenomena), have been reinterpreted as part of the grammar. They have turned out to be either systematically linked with phonological contrasts and higher-order linguistic structures or governed by language-specific phonetic rules that make the seemingly cross-linguistically similar phonetic processes distinctive, both of which may in turn serve as driving forces for sound change. Furthermore, we have enjoyed seeing that the investigation of linguistic roles of fine phonetic detail provides insights into phonetic underpinnings of other speech variation phenomena such as socio-linguistically-driven speech variation and effects of native-language experience on production and perception of unfamiliar languages or L2.

 

We invite submissions for the symposium which provide some empirical (experimental) evidence for exploring any issues related to the theme of the symposium under the rubric of linguistic-cognitive functions of fine phonetic detail.  We also wish to have a special session on Articulatory Phonology and speech dynamics bearing on the issue of how gradient and categorical aspects of human speech may be combined to serve as a cognitive linguistic unit. We will also consider general submissions that deal with other general issues in speech production and perception in L1 and L2.  We also welcome submissions from the neuro-cognitive perspectives.

 

Invited speakers:

 Adam Albright (MIT)

 Patrice Beddor (U. of Michigan)

– Lisa Davidson (New York U.)

– John Kingston (U. of Massachusetts, Amherst)

– Donca Steriade (MIT)

– Andrew Wedel (U. of Arizona)

– Douglas Whalen (CUNY and Haskins Laboratories)

 Alan Yu (U. of Chicago)

(new) Publication of selected papers in a Special Issue on the theme in a journal

 Oral presentations and a limited number of selected posters (which are at least loosely related to the themes of the conference under the rubric of linguistic/cognitive functions of fine phonetic detail) will be invited to submit a full manuscript to be considered further for a possible inclusion in a Special Issue in a peer-reviewed international journal

– The actual journal has not been decided but we are considering one of the followings subject to final approval from a targeted journal: Journal of Phonetics, Laboratory Phonology, Language and Speech, Phonetica, Frontiers in Psychology, The Linguistic Review, etc.

 Note that each selected paper will undergo standard editorial/review processes which may eventually lead to its exclusion (rejection).

 

Support for international participants (free accommodation)

 Free local hotel accommodation (one room for up to 3 nights per presentation) for international presenters affiliated with a foreign institute/university, travelling from abroad. (The detail will be sent to qualified individuals along with an acceptance letter.)

 

FREE Registration Fees

 Free banquet, munches for breakfast, refreshments and the conference handbook

 Note: Attendees will have to pay (optionally) for lunches (10 USD or 10,000 KRW for each lunch).

 

Timeline

 Deadline of submission of a two-page long abstract: March 1, 2020

 Notification of Acceptance: No later than March 20, 2020

 Free Registration with free accommodation: No later than April 10, 2020

 Satellite Workshop (if organized): May 21, 2020

 Symposium dates: May 22-23, 2020

 

Abstract Submission Instruction: March 1 (EasyChair)

 A PDF file of a two-page abstract (single-spaced with 12 pt font size *without* a list of authors’ names and their affiliations) should be submitted through EasyChair by March 1, 2020.

 URL for EasyChair: https://easychair.org/cfp/hisphoncog2020

(If the link does not work, please check http://site.hanyang.ac.kr/web/hisphoncog for an update.)

 

Free Registration by April 10

 Pre-registration should be made by no later than April 10, 2020 to be guaranteed for free accommodation (for international presenters) and free registration (for all foreign and domestic participants and audience).

 Pre-registration form that arrives after April 10 may still be considered for free registration and accommodation, depending on the budget and availability. Please contact us at hanyang.hipcs@gmail.com if you miss the deadline but still would like to register in advance.

 On-site registration will be possible for small fees, but with no guarantee for lunches and banquet admission.

 For further information about how to register, please check the website later.

 

Local Organizing Committee

 Taehong Cho (Chair, HIPCS, Hanyang University, Seoul)

 Sahyang Kim (Hongik University & HIPCS, Seoul)

 Say Young Kim (HIPCS, Hanyang University, Seoul)

 Hyechung Lee (HIPCS, Hanyang University, Seoul)

 

Contact: Dr. Hyechung Lee at hanyang.hipcs@gmail.com

Organized by:

 HIPCS (the Hanyang Institute for Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language);

 CRC for Articulatory DB and Cognitive Sciences;

 Department of English Language and Literature, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

 

URL: http://site.hanyang.ac.kr/web/hisphoncog

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Call for submissions: Pedagogical Approaches to Laboratory Phonology

From Christina Bjorndahl, Mark Gibson and Jonathan Howell (e-mail: pedagogy.labphon2020@gmail.com)

We are pleased to announce “Pedagogical Approaches to Laboratory Phonology”, a satellite workshop of LabPhon 17 at the University of British Columbia, on July 9, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM: https://sites.google.com/view/labphon2020pedagogy/

The purpose of this workshop is to create a forum to exchange ideas, tools, and techniques in teaching Laboratory Phonology. The workshop is being held as a satellite event of LabPhon17 and will feature invited speaker Mary Beckman, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, Ohio State University.

Some of the questions we aim to address include:

– What role does laboratory phonology have in the undergraduate/graduate curriculum?
– Is it possible to design a course in laboratory phonology that does not have a more “traditional” phonology and/or phonetics course(s) as pre-requisite(s)?
– What technical / computational / statistical issues arise?
– Alternatively, does a laboratory phonology approach lend itself more to a topic-driven course in which a particular research question is investigated, or a more traditional phonology course that surveys one or more phonological frameworks?
– What do sample activities/assignments/syllabi centered on a particular topic within laboratory phonology look like, and how might they be improved based on current research in pedagogy?

Our goal is for this workshop to initiate a conversation amongst researchers and instructors about pedagogical challenges, approaches, and resources that arise in bringing laboratory phonology into the classroom.

This workshop is being organized by Christina Bjorndahl (Carnegie Mellon University), Mark Gibson (Universidad de Navarra) and Jonathan Howell (Montclair State University).

Call for Papers:

Types of submissions:

– Presentations
We invite submissions for 15-minute oral presentations on a variety of topics that introduce novel approaches to teaching laboratory phonology. We will conclude this session with a general Q&A with all presenters together.

– Poster/demo session
The poster/demo session will include both conventional posters as well as technology-based demos using presenters’ laptop computers. The workshop will provide both a space for displaying posters and tables for presenters to set up their laptops.

– Lightning talks
We invite submissions for 2-minute lightning talks. These informal, lightning-fast talks are ideal for sharing anecdotal classroom tips and tricks, both successes and failures. We will conclude this session with a general Q&A with all presenters together. Lightning talk presenters will submit their slides in advance of the workshop so that all talks can be part of a single slide presentation.

We invite abstracts for 15-minute oral presentations, 2-minute lightning talks, poster presentations, and demos. The abstract submission form can be found at https://forms.gle/XkDt4Qc2xSMuPLad7

The deadline for oral presentations, poster presentations, and demos is February 1, 2020. Notification of acceptance will go out March 1, 2020.

The deadline for lightning talks is May 15, 2020. Notification of acceptance will go out June 1, 2020, and slides will be due June 15, 2020.

Submission guidelines:

– Oral presentations & posters
Abstracts for oral presentations and posters should not exceed one page (single-spaced, 12pt font) including figures and references.

– Demos
Abstracts for demos should not exceed one page, and should clearly describe the pedagogical challenge that is addressed by the demonstration, and the nature of audience involvement. Please note that we will be providing tables for presenters to set up their laptops, but no other equipment. If you require other resources, please contact the organizers to see about feasibility.

– Lightning talks
Abstracts for lightning talks should not exceed one paragraph, and should clearly state the pedagogical setting (e.g., undergraduate class vs. graduate seminar) and briefly describe the idea.

As we would like to include perspectives from a variety of pedagogical settings and institutions, please include your name and affiliation in the abstract. The file name should be of the form lastname_title.pdf (e.g., Smith_AwesomeClassroomInnovation.pdf).

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Call for papers: Twenty-Eighth Manchester Phonology Meeting

CALL FOR PAPERS

Twenty-Eighth Manchester Phonology Meeting

28-30 MAY 2020

Deadline for abstracts: 9th January 2020 ** NOTE EARLIER DEADLINE THAN PREVIOUS YEARS **

Conference website: http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/mfm/28mfm.html

With a special session entitled ‘Second Language Phonology and Phonological Theory’, featuring the following invited speakers:

* Ellen Broselow (Stony Brook University)
* Charles Chang (Boston University)
* Ellen Simon (Ghent University)

There will also be a Fringe Workshop on the afternoon of Wednesday 27th May, timed to coincide with the mfm, entitled ‘Moraic vs. X-Slot Syllabification: The Debate’, organised by Björn Köhnlein and Shanti Ulfsbjorninn. More details about this will be released soon.

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BACKGROUND

We are pleased to announce the Twenty-Eighth Manchester Phonology Meeting (28mfm). The mfm is the UK’s annual phonology conference, with an international set of organisers. It is held in late May every year in Manchester (central in the UK, and with excellent international transport connections). The meeting has become a key conference for phonologists from all over the world, where anyone who declares themselves to be interested in phonology can submit an abstract on anything phonological in any phonological framework. In an informal atmosphere, we discuss a broad range of topics, including the phonological description of languages, issues in phonological theory, aspects of phonological acquisition and implications of phonological change.

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SPECIAL SESSION

There is no conference theme – abstracts can be submitted on anything, but a special themed session has been organised for Friday afternoon, entitled ‘Second Language Phonology and Phonological Theory’. This will feature the invited speakers listed (in alphabetical order) above and will conclude in an open discussion session when contributions from the audience will be very welcome.

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

** This mentions only a few details – please consult the website for full information:
http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/mfm/28mfm.html

* There is no obligatory conference theme for the 28mfm – abstracts can be submitted on anything phonological.

* We are using the Linguist List’s EasyAbstracts system for abstract submission. Abstracts should be uploaded to the 28mfm’s page on the EasyAbstracts site by 9th January 2020:
http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/28mfm

* Full papers will last around 25 minutes with around 5 minutes for questions, and there will be high-profile poster sessions lasting one and a half hours. When you submit your abstract, you will be asked to indicate whether you would be prepared to present your work either as a talk or a poster paper, or only as a poster.

* We aim to finalise the programme, and to contact abstract-senders during February, and we will contact all those who have sent abstracts as soon as the decisions have been made.

**Further important details** concerning abstract submission are available on the conference website. Please make sure that you consult these before submitting an abstract: www.lel.ed.ac.uk/mfm/28mfm.html

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ORGANISERS

Organising Committee:

The first named is the convenor and main organiser, If you have any queries about the conference, feel free to get in touch (patrick.honeybone@ed.ac.uk).

* Patrick Honeybone (Edinburgh)
* Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero (Manchester)
* Patrycja Strycharczuk (Manchester)

Treasurer
* Michael Ramsammy (Edinburgh)

Advisory Board:
* Adam Albright (MIT)
* Jill Beckman (Iowa)
* Eulàlia Bonet (UAB)
* Stuart Davis (Indiana)
* Laura J. Downing (Gothenburg)
* Silke Hamann (Amsterdam)
* Yuni Kim (Essex)
* Björn Köhnlein (OSU)
* Martin Krämer (Tromso)
* Nancy Kula (Essex)
* Nabila Louriz (Hassan II, Casablanca)
* Kuniya Nasukawa (Tohoku Gakuin)
* Heather Newell (UQAM)
* Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens)
* Tobias Scheer (Nice)
* James M. Scobbie (QMU)
* Koen Sebregts (Utrecht)
* Jennifer L. Smith (UNC Chapel Hill)
* Juliet Stanton (NYU)
* Nina Topintzi (Thessaloniki)
* Jochen Trommer (Leipzig)
* Francesc Torres-Tamarit (Paris 8)
* Christian Uffmann (Duesseldorf)
* Ruben van de Vijver (Duesseldorf)
* Sophie Wauquier (Paris 8)
* Draga Zec (Cornell)
* Elizabeth Zsiga (Georgetown)

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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1st Call for Papers for HISPhonCog 2020 (22-23 May, Seoul)

Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language 2020 (22-23, May, 2020)

– Theme: Linguistic and cognitive functions of fine phonetic detail underlying sound systems and sound change

– Dates: 22-23 May, 2020

– Venue: Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

– URL: http://site.hanyang.ac.kr/web/hisphoncog/call-for-papers/2020

 

HIPCS (Hanyang Institute for Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language), together with Department of English Language and Literature, holds its 3rd annual international symposium on current issues on phonetics and cognitive sciences of language (HISPhonCog) 2020 on 22-23 May, 2020. A special theme for HISPhonCog 2020 is ‘linguistic and cognitive functions of fine phonetic detail underlying sound systems and sound change.’

 

We have witnessed over past decades that the severance between phonetics and phonology has been steadily eroding along with the awareness of the importance of scalar and gradient aspects of speech in understanding the linguistic sound system and sound change. In particular, non-contrastive (subphonemic) phonetic events, which had traditionally been understood to be beyond the speaker’s control (as low-level automatic physiological phenomena), have been reinterpreted as part of the grammar. They have turned out to be either systematically linked with phonological contrasts and higher-order linguistic structures or governed by language-specific phonetic rules that make the seemingly cross-linguistically similar phonetic processes distinctive, both of which may in turn serve as driving forces for sound change. Furthermore, we have enjoyed seeing that the investigation of linguistic roles of fine phonetic detail provides insights into phonetic underpinnings of other speech variation phenomena such as socio-linguistically-driven speech variation and effects of native-language experience on production and perception of unfamiliar languages or L2.

 

We invite submissions for the symposium which provide some empirical (experimental) evidence for exploring any issues related to the theme of the symposium. We also wish to have a special session on Articulatory Phonology and speech dynamics bearing on the issue of how gradient and categorical aspects of human speech may be combined to serve as a cognitive linguistic unit. We will also consider general submissions that deal with other general issues in speech production and perception in L1 and L2.

 

Invited speakers:

Adam Albright (MIT)

Patrice Beddor (U. of Michigan)

Lisa Davidson (New York U.)

John Kingston (U. of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Donca Steriade (MIT)

Andrew Wedel (U. of Arizona)

Douglas Whalen (CUNY and Haskins Laboratory)

Alan Yu (U. of Chicago)

 

Call for proposals of satellite workshop (May 21)

– We are accepting proposals for one or two satellite workshops on May 21.

– Both the main conference hall and seminar rooms at the same conference venue are available for the afternoon time slots (12:00-18:00).

– We will cover the expenses incurred for the use of the space and provide refreshments.

– Send workshop proposals no later than January 15, 2020 at hanyang.hipcs@gmail.com

 

(new) Publication of selected papers in a Special Issue on the theme in a journal

– Oral presentations and a limited number of selected posters will be invited to submit a full manuscript to be considered further for a possible inclusion in a Special Issue in a peer-reviewed international journal.

– Note that each selected paper will undergo standard editorial/review processes which may eventually lead to its exclusion (rejection).

 

Support for international participants (free accommodation)

– Free local hotel accommodation (one room for up to 3 nights per presentation) for international presenters affiliated with a foreign institute/university, travelling from abroad. (The detail will be sent to qualified individuals along with an acceptance letter.)

 

Free registration fees

– Free banquet, munches for breakfast, refreshments and the conference handbook

– Note: Attendees will have to pay (optionally) for lunches (10 USD or 10,000 KRW for each lunch).

 

Timeline

– Deadline for workshop proposals: January 15, 2020.

– Deadline of submission of a two-page long abstract: March 1, 2020

– Notification of Acceptance: No later than March 20, 2020

– Free Registration with free accommodation: No later than April 10, 2020

– Satellite Workshop (if organized): May 21, 2020

– Symposium dates: May 22-23, 2020

 

Abstract Submission Instruction: March 1 (EasyChair)

– A PDF file of a two-page abstract (single-spaced with 12 pt font size *without* a list of authors’ names and their affiliations) should be submitted through EasyChair by March 1, 2020.

– URL for EasyChair: https://easychair.org/cfp/hisphoncog2020

(If the link does not work, please check http://site.hanyang.ac.kr/web/hisphoncog for an update.)

 

Free Registration by April 10

– Pre-registration should be made by no later than April 10, 2020 to be guaranteed for free accommodation (for international presenters) and free registration (for all foreign and domestic participants and audience).

– Pre-registration form that arrives after April 10 may still be considered for free registration and accommodation, depending on the budget and availability. Please contact us at hanyang.hipcs@gmail.com if you miss the deadline but still would like to register in advance.

– On-site registration will be possible for small fees, but with no guarantee for lunches and banquet admission.

– For further information about how to register, please check the website later.

 

Local Organizing Committee

Taehong Cho (Chair, HIPCS, Hanyang University, Seoul)

Sahyang Kim (Hongik University & HIPCS, Seoul)

Say Young Kim (HIPCS, Hanyang University, Seoul)

Hyechung Lee (HIPCS, Hanyang University, Seoul)

 

Contact: Dr. Hyechung Lee at hanyang.hipcs@gmail.com

Organized by:

HIPCS (the Hanyang Institute for Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language);

CRC for Articulatory DB and Cognitive Sciences;

Department of English Language and Literature, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

 

URL: http://site.hanyang.ac.kr/web/hisphoncog

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2020 BLS Workshop: Abstracts due Nov. 1

2020 Berkeley Linguistic Society Workshop
Febuary 7-8, 2020
 
“Phonological Representations:
At the Crossroads of Gradience and Categoricity”
Abstracts due: November 1, 2019
More information re the workshop and abstract submission here (and below):
 
The 2020 Workshop of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLSW 2020) will take place Friday through Saturday, February 7 – 8, 2020, on the UC Berkeley campus. The theme of this workshop is “Phonological Representations: At the Crossroads of Gradience and Categoricity.”

Describing the nature and behavior of the sounds of language is a central concern in linguistics. Topics such as categoricity vs. gradience, the information included in representations, and the place of abstraction in the larger linguistic system are central to many theoretical debates. This workshop aims to bring together different approaches to capturing the behavior of speech sounds by fostering discussion among researchers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Invited Speakers:

Katie Drager (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa)
Bruce Hayes (University of California, Los Angeles)
Stephanie Shih (University of Southern California)

Links:

Check our website for general information and updates concerning the conference (http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/bls/).
For questions, please email blsworkshop@berkeley.edu.

Abstracts
Submit Abstract
Meeting Location:
Berkeley, California
Contact Information:
Eric Wilbanks
blsworkshop@berkeley.edu
Meeting Dates:
Feb 7, 2020 to Feb 8, 2020
Abstract Submission Information:
Abstracts can be submitted from 19-Sep-2019 until 01-Nov-2019.
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SCiL: Submission Deadline Aug. 7th, Formal language sessions

The submission deadline for the January 2-5 2020 meeting of the Society for Computation in Linguistics in New Orleans is in about two weeks, on August 7th. See the full call here https://blogs.umass.edu/scil/call-for-papers-scil-2020/.

The organizers would also like to now announce that in addition to the plenary session on “Computation and Meaning,” SCiL 2020 will feature an NSF-funded workshop on “Formal Language Theory in Linguistics,” whose goal is to communicate to the participants of SCiL recent research in formal language theory as it applies to linguistic theory and natural language processing. The workshop will be conducted as a series of events throughout the conference, including a panel discussion and tutorial sessions.

Additionally, as part of the workshop, we are also accepting abstracts for a special ‘works in progress’ session. This will be a series of short presentations meant for work that might otherwise be deemed to be too preliminary for the existing computational/mathematical linguistics venues. Abstracts should follow the same two-page format as for the main session, but should be clearly marked for the works in progress session.

 

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Save the date! 07-08 Feb, 2020. Phonological Representations: A Workshop of the Berkeley Linguistics Society.

ANNOUNCING the Berkeley Linguistic Society Workshop
“Phonological Representations: At the Crossroad between Gradience and Categoricity”

Date: 07-Feb-2020 – 08-Feb-2020
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Website: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/bls/

Meeting Description

Describing the sounds of language has always been a central concern of both linguistic phonetics and theoretical phonology. The central tension between informational abstraction and phonetic concreteness is resolved in ways that differ based partly on one’s theoretical aims. In some cases phonologists use continuously valued representations to derive categorical effects, while in other cases phonologists use categorical representations to derive gradient effects. Phoneticians, psycholinguists and neuroscientists are also concerned with whether representations that are useful in describing the information structure of language sound systems are also useful in capturing facts about the cognitive implementation of phonology.

Workshop participants will represent several different attitudes toward these questions, and one of the goals of the workshop is to discuss whether these different aims are fundamentally incompatible, or whether we can we find a system of description that is successful in both accounting for information structure and for the cognition of language use.

Confirmed speakers include Bruce Hayes (UCLA), Stephanie Shih (USC), Kevin Ryan (Harvard), and Katie Drager (Hawaii).

A full call for papers will be published in Sept. 2019.

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