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Full Title: Sound Change, 2014

Short Title: SCIHS
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Start Date: 28-May-2014 - 31-May-2014
Contact: Keith Johnson
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/SCIHS
Meeting Description: Sound Change in Interactive Human Systems, a workshop on sound change, is the third installment in a series of workshops: Barcelona, 2010; Munich, 2012; Berkeley, 2014.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Pam Beddor (University of Michigan)
Joan Bybee (University of New Mexico)
Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University)
William Labov (University of Pennsylvania)
Aditi Lahiri (Oxford University)
Bjorn Lindblom (Stockholm University)
Jeff Mielke (North Carolina State University)
Elliot Moreton (University of North Carolina)
John Ohala (University of California, Berkeley)
Bonny Sands (University of Northern Arizona)
Jane Stuart-Smith (University of Glasgow)
Jan-Olaf Svantensen (Lund University)
Alan Yu (University of Chicago)

More information about the workshop is available on our web page: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/SCIHS/.
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics; Typology
LL Issue: 24.3460

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