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Full Title: Leiden Conference on Word Stress / Word Accent

Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Start Date: 15-Aug-2014 - 17-Aug-2014
Contact: Rob Goedemans
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and scholars interested in the nature of word stress and word accent in the world's languages.

Invited Speakers:

S. L. Anya Lunden (College of William & Mary)
Carlos Gussenhoven (Nijmegen University)
Jeff Heinz (University of Delaware)
Vincent van Heuven (Fryske Academie)
Harry van der Hulst (University of Connecticut)
Larry Hyman (UC Berkeley)
Haruo Kubonozo (National Institute for Japanese Linguistics, Tokyo)
Keren Rice (University of Toronto)
Hisao Tokizaki (Sapporo University)

This workshop is a follow-up conference to the workshops on Stress and Accent in 2010 and 2011 at the University of Connecticut and in 2012 at the University of Delaware. It is supported by grant no. 1123692 from the National Science Foundation and The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics.
Linguistic Subfield: Phonetics; Phonology; Typology
LL Issue: 25.565

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