Conference schedule

Update March 1, 2014: Papers based on most of the talks, and many of the posters, can be found in the proceedings, linked here. Slides from the McCarthy, Peperkamp and Ryan plenaries are linked below beside their titles.

Saturday, November 9

9-10 Plenary

John McCarthy, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Irreducible Parallelism [Click here for slides]

10-11 Talks

Chair for morning talks: Claire Moore-Cantwell

Serial Markedness Reduction

Gaja Jarosz, Yale University


Ternary constituents are a consequence of mora sluicing [draft]

Ben Hermans, Meertens Institute

Francesc Torres-Tamarit, Meertens Institute

11 -11:30 Break

11:30-12:30  Talks


Processing to the beat: metrical segmentation in Dutch, Turkish, Polish and Hungarian

Sandrien van Ommen, UiL OTS, Utrecht University

René Kager, UiL OTS, Utrecht University


Is the domain for weight computation the syllable or the interval?

Aron  Hirsch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

12:30-1:45 Lunch

1:45 – 2:45 Talks

Chair for afternoon talks: Amanda Rysling 

Identity preference without the identity effect in Cochabamba Quechua

Gillian Gallagher, NYU


Identity Avoidance and Rendaku [draft]

Shigeto Kawahara, Keio University

Shin-ichiroo Sano, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

2:45 – 4:15 Poster session 1 

4:15 – 5:15 Talks


Emergent faithfulness to semantic heads in English lexical blends

Katherine Shaw, Department of Linguistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Andrew M. White, Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Elliott Moreton, Department of Linguistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Fabian Monrose, Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Selectional restrictions as phonotactics over sublexicons [draft]

Maria Gouskova, NYU

Luiza Newlin-Lukowicz, NYU

5:15 – 6:15 Plenary

Kevin Ryan, Harvard University

Onset Weight, word weight, and the perceptual interval [Click here for slides]

7:30 – Dinner, Amherst Brewing Company


Sunday November 10

9 – 10 Plenary

Sharon Peperkamp, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Paris 

Assimilation from the listener’s perspective: adult and infant data [Click here for slides]

10-11 Talks

Chair for morning talks: Presley Pizzo   

Icelandic Umlaut as Morpheme-Specific Phonology

Anton Ingason, University of Pennsylvania


Modeling Morphological Subgeneralizations

Claire Moore-Cantwell, UMass Amherst

Robert Staubs, UMass Amherst

11 – 12:15 Poster session 2

12:15 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 Talks

Chair for afternoon talks: Ivy Hauser

Idiosyncratically transparent vowels in Kazakh [draft]

Samuel R. Bowman, Stanford University

Benjamin Lokshin, Stanford University


A subsegmental correspondence approach to contour tone (dis)harmony patterns

Stephanie Shih, Stanford University

Sharon Inkelas, University of California, Berkeley


What handshape tells us about active versus inactive articulators

Jonathan Keane, University of Chicago

3:00 – 4:15 Poster session 3

4:15 – 5:45 Talks


Learning Phonological Mappings by Learning Strictly Local Functions

Jane Chandlee, University of Delaware

Adam Jardine, University of Delaware


The timecourse of generalization in phonotactic learning

Tal  Linzen, New York University

Gillian Gallagher, NYU


The nature of regressions in the acquisition of phonological grammars

Anne-Michelle Tessier,  University of Alberta

6 – 7:30 Pizza and business meeting