From Stephanie Shih  Here is the gender report from the recent meeting of California phonologists in SoCal (SCAMP), run by Eric Bakovic at UCSD, 8-9 April 2016. I’m posting it here in order to foster continuing discussion on the representation …

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From Joe Pater (pater@linguist.umass.edu) Paul Smolensky explains the roots of the term “Harmony” in Harmony Theory (and Harmonic Grammar and Optimality Theory) in statistical physics (and vowel harmony): http://blogs.umass.edu/comphon/2016/01/14/whats-harmony/ Smolensky mentions a sign change from the statistical physics formulation, which leads to …

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