LINGUIST List 13.2774

Mon Oct 28 2002

Calls: Phonetics Today/Phonology

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  1. phoneticstoday, Phonetics Today
  2. Patrick Honeybone, Phonology, Toulouse, France

Message 1: Phonetics Today

Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 11:40:33 +0000
From: phoneticstoday <>
Subject: Phonetics Today

4th Phonetics Today
Short Title: Phonetics Today
Location: Moscow, Russia
Date: 18-Apr-2003 - 20-Apr-2003

Web Site:
Contact Person: Alexander Krasovitsky
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): Phonetics

Meeting Description: 


The IV International conference PHONETICS TODAY will be held April
18-20, 2003 under the aegis of the Russian Language Institute (Russian
Academy of Sciences) in Moscow. Papers are invited in all areas of

To submit a proposal please send your abstract of no more than 2 pages
in 12-point font, 1.5-spaced. Papers will be 20 minutes in length,
followed by a 10-minute discussion period. Authors are asked to submit
their abstracts no later than December 15, 2002, as RTF files either
by e-mail attachment or by post (a diskette plus one hard
copy). Please include name, address, affiliation, and e-mail or other
contact information.

Traditionally there are special graduate student' sessions
within the framework of the conference and graduate students are
encouraged to submit their proposals.

The official conference language is Russian, but papers in English are
also welcome.

Send your abstract to the following address: 
Department of Phonetics 
Russian Language Institute 
Volkhonka 18/2 
Moscow 119019 

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Message 2: Phonology, Toulouse, France

Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 16:06:11 +0100
From: Patrick Honeybone <>
Subject: Phonology, Toulouse, France



>From representations to constraints


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The phonology team of the Equipe de Recherche en Syntaxe et
S�mantique (CNRS & Universit� de Toulouse-Le Mirail) will
organise in Toulouse, in partnership with the GDR 1954 Phonologie du
CNRS, an international conference on the theme 'From representations
to constraints'. Coordinator:
 Elsa Gomez-Imbert.

The conference is made up of two parts:

1) "Headhood, contrastivity and specification"
Coordinators: P. Carr et J. Durand
Monday 7th July to Wednesday 9th July lunchtime

2) "From representations to constraints and from constraints to representations"
Coordinators: L. Labrune, E. Gomez-Imbert.
Wed 9th July pm to Friday 11th July pm

Scientific Committee: Luigi Burzio, Phil Carr, Nick Clements,
Fran�ois Dell, Jacques Durand, Colin Ewen, Elsa Gomez-Imbert, John
Harris, Harry van der Hulst, Abdelkrim Jebbour, Laurence Labrune,
Chantal Lyche, Joan Mascar�, Carole Paradis, Patrick Sauzet.

The list of guest speakers includes: John Anderson, Luigi Burzio,
Teresa Cabr�, Fran�ois Dell, Colleen Fitzgerald, Shosuke
Haraguchi, John Harris, Harry van der Hulst, Darlene La Charit�,
Maria-Rosa Lloret, Carole Paradis, Pilar Prieto, Curt Rice, Filomena
Spatti Sandalo.

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The aim of this conference is to explore, on the one hand, the nature
of concepts such as headhood, contrast and specification in
phonology and, on the other, the part played by representations in
constraint-based phonologies. Most phonological frameworks appeal to
the notion of head within phonological domains and, while this
notion may seem transparent, one can nevertheless wonder about its
homogeneity from domain to domain: for example within syllabic
constituents, stress groups and infrasegmental structure. Closely
linked to this question is that of the specification of 
phonological elements and the role played by contrast in the
establishment of phonological structure. While the role of
constraints within phonological theories is now well supported,
various constraint based theories such as Optimality Theory are not
theories of representations. Nevertheless, representational
questions continue to pose problems. Do they emerge from constraints
or do they need to be given a central place within phonological
theory ? And if so, how can their form be specified ? These are some of 
the questions which will be addressed within the conference.

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The whole conference will be made up of 40 papers of 50 mn each
(including discussion time), poster sessions and a round table for
each part of the conference. Twenty of the papers will be by
invitation, and twenty papers will be selected by the scientific
committee on the basis of the abstracts.

 Please send an anonymised summary of 400 words maximum, specifying 
whether you wish to be considered for a paper and/or a poster

Languages: French and English.


Elsa Gomez-Imbert
Courriel/e-mail : 
Maison de la Recherche
5 all�es Antonio Machado
Universit� de Toulouse-Le Mirail
F-31058 Toulouse cedex 1

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the email address above.
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