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Full Title: Workshop on Diachronic Phonotactics

Short Title: dpt17
Location: Vienna, Austria
Start Date: 07-Sep-2017 - 08-Sep-2017
Contact: Nikolaus Ritt
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Meeting Description: The first Diachronic Phonotactics Workshop (dpt17) will address questions such as:

- How are changes in stem-level, word-level and phrase level phonotactics best described and accounted for?
- Do phonological constituents larger than segments (segment clusters, syllables, feet, prosodic words, etc.) represent units with histories of their own?
- How does phonotactic complexity arise, and under what circumstances does it achieve historical stability?
- Are there constraints or preferences concerning the mapping of phonological structure on morpho-syntactic structure, and are the effects of such constraints visible in diachronic developments?
- What roles do the perception and the production of phonotactic structures play for their diachronic development?
- What are the roles of acquisition and usage in the emergence and the evolution of phonotactic patterns?

The workshop will feature a plenary session, in which papers by invited speakers will be presented and discussed, and a poster session, which is open for general contributions (see call).

Invited Speakers:

- Andrew Wedel (University of Arizona)
- Basilio Calderone (Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès)
- Donka Minkova (University of California, Los Angeles)
- Elissa Pustka (University of Vienna)
- Elzbieta Adamczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
- Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
- Patrick Honeybone (University of Edinburgh)
- Rhona Alcorn (University of Edinburgh)
- Roger Lass (University of Edinburgh, University of Cape Town)
- Wolfgang U. Dressler (University of Vienna)
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology
LL Issue: 28.225

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