LINGUIST List 10.353

Fri Mar 5 1999

Calls: Perception in phonology, Generative metrics

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  1. Elizabeth Hume, Perception in Phonology
  2. Nila Friedberg, Generative metrics

Message 1: Perception in Phonology

Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 14:09:15 -0500 (EST)
From: Elizabeth Hume <>
Subject: Perception in Phonology



		(Satellite Meeting of the International 
		Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS))

			 San Francisco, CA
			 July 30, 1999

This meeting will focus on perceptual phenomena as they relate to
phonological theory. Topics include (1) auditory properties and the
featural representation of speech sounds, (2) perceptual processes and
their formal characterization, (3) the place of perceptual
considerations in phonological theory in general. Papers will be
presented by the following phoneticians and phonologists: Pam Beddor
(Michigan), Jennifer Cole (Illinois), Randy Diehl (Texas), Edward
Flemming (Stanford), Elizabeth Hume (OSU), Keith Johnson (OSU),
Bjorn Lindblom (Texas), John Ohala (Berkeley), Jaye Padgett (Santa
Cruz), Douglas Pulleyblank (UBC), Robert Remez (Barnard), Donca
Steriade (UCLA), Richard Wright (Washington).

A POSTER SESSION for related research will also be held during the
satellite meeting. For those wishing to participate in the poster
session, we ask that you submit an abstract of no more than one page
in length, with one additional page for references and data, if
needed. Please include title, author's name and affiliation, and
contact information. Abstracts should be received no later than April
23rd, 1999. Notification regarding acceptance will be sent out on May
3, 1999.

Abstracts can be sent by e-mail to either Beth Hume at or Keith Johnson at, or by regular mail to the following

		Perception in Phonology Satellite Meeting
		Elizabeth Hume/Keith Johnson
		Department of Linguistics
		Ohio State University
		222 Oxley Hall
		Columbus, Ohio 43210-1298
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Message 2: Generative metrics

Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 18:33:07 -0500 (EST)
From: Nila Friedberg <>
Subject: Generative metrics


 October 8-9, 1999
 University of Toronto, Canada
 Invited speaker: Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University)

 Generative metrics is a branch of generative phonology which focuses on the
 formulation of rules or constraints operative in verse, and thus aims to
 explain poets' intuitions about metrical well-formedness. There have been
 many developments in the field since the publication of Kiparsky and
 Youman's (1989) book, 'Rhythm and Meter'. Particularly, following the
 emergence of Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky 1993), there have
 appeared many analyses of verse employing constraints. Constraints
 have also been used to model statistical tendencies in verse (Hayes and
 MacEachern 1998).

 We invite abstracts for 20-minute talks dealing with any aspect of the
 field of generative metrics. Possible issues include, but are not limited
 to, the following:

 - Should generative metrics model statistical preferences, and what is the
 best way of capturing them?
 - What are the limitations of the model, and what unique insights does it
 offer to the analysis of verse?

 Submit a one page abstract, preferably by e-mail to

 If you would like to submit by regular mail, please send 5 anonymous copies
 of an abstract to:

 Nila Friedberg
 Dept. of Linguistics
 University of Toronto
 130 St.George Street, Room 6076
 Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3H1

 On a separate card indicate your name,affiliation, address, e-mail address,
 and title of the talk. Also, please indicate if you are a graduate student.

 DEADLINE for receit of abstracts: June 25, 1999

 We plan to publish selected papers from the conference in an edited volume.

 If you have any questions, please contact:

 Nila Friedberg <>
 Michael Getty <>
 Elan Dresher <>
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