LINGUIST List 13.333

Thu Feb 7 2002

Confs: Contrast in Phonology, University of Toronto

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Message 1: Contrast in Phonology Conference (Program)

Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 21:25:53 -0500
From: Contrast and Complexity in Phonology Webmaster <>
Subject: Contrast in Phonology Conference (Program)

Second International Conference on Contrast in Phonology
May 3-5, 2002
University of Toronto

Special Theme: The Role of Perception in the Acquisition and Maintenance
of Contrast

Invited Speakers:
Emmanuel Dupoux, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique
Heather Goad, McGill University
Elizabeth Hume, The Ohio State University
Aditi Lahiri, Universitt Konstanz
Janet Werker, University of British Columbia
Kathleen Brannen, McGill University (student)
Wenckje Jongstra, University of Toronto (student)

Please visit the conference website for registration information, and
future updates regarding accommodations

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Friday, May 3, 2002

9:00-10:00	Invited Speaker: Aditi Lahiri (Konstanz)
		Contrast and conflict in phonology

10:00-10:15	BREAK

10:15-10:45	Robert Kirchner (Alberta)
		Rethinking sonority: The phonotactics of Attic Greek

10:45-11:15	Maryann Walter (MIT)
		Final position, prominence, and licensing of contrasts

11:15-11:45	Gunnar Olafur Hansson (Chicago)
		Effects of contrast recoverability on the typology of harmony

11:45-2:00	LUNCH

2:00-3:00	Invited Speaker: Heather Goad (McGill)
		(Ir)relevant cues in L2 segmental acquisition: Consequences for
		lexicon optimization and underspecification

3:00-3:30	Juli Cebrian (Barcelona/Toronto)
		Effect of perceptual factors in the acquisition of an L2 vowel

3:30-4:00	Paola Escudero and Paul Boersma (McGill/ Utrecht & Amsterdam)
		Turning an L1 three-way contrast into an L2 two-way contrast


5:00-5:30	S-Y Kuroda (UC-San Diego)
		Contrast in Japanese: A contribution to feature geometry

5:30-6:00	Erik Jan van der Torre (ULCL - Leiden)
		Contrast in the Dutch sonorant consonant systems

Saturday, May 4, 2002

9:00-10:00	Invited Speaker: Emmanuel Dupoux (LSCP)
		The phonetic filter hypothesis: how phonology impacts speech
		perception and vice versa

10:00-10:15	BREAK

10:15-10:45	Suzanne Curtin (UBC)
		Non-contrastive information: encoded in perception, used in

10:45-11:15	Zhiqiang Li (MIT)
		The Role of non-contrastive features in perceiving the

11:15-12:00	Invited student talk: Kathleen Brannen (McGill)
		Contextual and featural influences in L2 perception

12:00-2:00	LUNCH/POSTERS

2:00-3:00	Invited Speaker: Janet Werker (UBC)
		On learning and using the contrasts of the native language

3:00-3:30	Daniel Weiss and Jessica Maye (Rochester)
		The role of contrast in the acquisition of phonetic systems

3:30-3:15	BREAK

3:45-4:15	Paula Fikkert and Maria Joo Freitas (Nijmegen & Lisbon)
		The acquisition of vowel alternations in European Portuguese

4:15-4:45	Sharon Peperkamp (LSCP)
		Phonological acquisition is reflected in perception, not
		in production

4:45-5:00	BREAK

5:00-5:30	Elan Dresher (Toronto)
		The contrastive hierarchy in phonology

5:30-6:00	Daniel Currie Hall (Toronto)
		Prophylactic features and implicit contrast

6:00-6:30	James M. Scobbie (Queen Margaret University College)
		Fuzzy contrasts, fuzzy inventories, fuzzy systems: Thoughts on
		quasi-phonemic contrast, the phonetics/phonology interface and
		sociolinguistic variation


Sunday, May 5, 2002

10:00-11:00	Invited Speaker: Elizabeth Hume (Ohio State)
	 	The role of contrast in shaping perceptual and phonological

11:00-11:15	BREAK

11:15-11:45	Alexei Kochetov (Haskins Labs/Yale)
		Gestural overlap and self-organizing phonological contrasts

11:45-12:15	Marzena Rochon (Zentrum fr Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft)
		The role of perception in Slavic sibilant systems

12:15-12:45	Jeff Mielke (Ohio State)
	 	Interplay between perceptual salience and contrast: /h/
		perceptibility and /h/ deletion

12:45-2:00	LUNCH

2:00-2:30	Paula Fikkert and Claartje Levelt (Nijmegen & Leiden)
		The phenomenon previously known as consonant harmony

2:30-3:15	Invited student talk: Wenckje Jongstra (Toronto)
		The perception and production of word-initial consonant
		clusters by Dutch L1 learners

3:15-4:15	Final Discussion


Carrie Dyck and Catherine G. Penney (Memorial)
Dyslexia and the Phonemic Deficit Hypothesis

Rachel Hayes (Arizona)
 An OT model of second language speech perception

Markus Hiller (Rutgers)
Less is More

Marion Jaeger, Henning Reetz, and Aditi Lahiri (Konstanz)
Neutralization in naturally spoken utterances

Astrid Kraehenmann (Konstanz)
Representing consonantal quantity

Anthony M. Lewis (Syracuse)
A diachronic phonology of Spanish plosives: The evolution of contrast in
two dialects

Rajka Smiljanic (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Lexical contrast maintenance and expression of narrow focus in two
dialects of Serbian and Croatian

Megan Sumner (SUNY, Stony Brook)
The phonological status of glottal stops in Modern Hebrew

Ela Thurgood (CS-Chico)
Maintaining consonantal length contrasts in ambiguous contexts: A study of
the perception and production of Polish fricative geminates

Suzanne Urbanczyk (UBC)
Neutralization, phonotactic knowledge, and the recoverability of schwa in
Coast Salish

Teresa Vanderweide (Calgary/Mount Royal College)
Perceptually-based onset constraints: Evidence from the acquisition of

Baiba Vilks (Toronto)
The contrast hierarchy in the Latvian consonant inventory

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