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Mon Apr 21 2003

Confs: Phonology/Optimality Theory/AZ USA

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  1. ussishki, Southwest Workshop on Optimality Theory

Message 1: Southwest Workshop on Optimality Theory

Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 00:28:58 +0000
From: ussishki <>
Subject: Southwest Workshop on Optimality Theory

Southwest Workshop on Optimality Theory 
Short Title: SWOT

Date: 24-Apr-2003 - 26-Apr-2003
Location: Tucson, AZ, United States of America
Contact: Adam Ussishkin
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Phonology

Meeting Description:

Southwest Workshop on Optimality Theory
April 24-26, 2003
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 

All talks will take place in the Douglass Building, room 101, at the
University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona)

Thursday evening, April 24

7 - 8:15
John McCarthy, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
''Categorical and Gradient Constraints''

Friday, April 25

9 - 10:15
Paul Smolensky, Johns Hopkins University
''Jakobson's Program in Optimality Theory''

10:15 - 10:45 Bella Feng, University of Southern California
''Syllable-size morpheme restrictions in shaping reduplication''

10:45 - 11

11 - 11:30
Gwanhi Yun, University of Arizona
''Asymmetry of edge faithfulness in melodic, moraic, and foot levels''

11:30 - 12 Fetiye Karaba, University of Southern California
''Reduplication Without RED:
Morphological motivations of reduplication''

12 - 1:30

1:30 - 2:15
Jessica Barlow, San Diego State University and UC San Diego
''Constraint conflict in medial cluster reduction in Spanish
phonological acquisition''

2:15 - 3:00 Colin Wilson, University of California at Los Angeles
''Unbounded spreading in OT''

3:00 - 3:30

3:30 - 4:00
Mariame Sy, University of California at Los Angeles
''Vowel harmony in Wolof loanwords''

4:00 - 4:45
Adam Ussishkin, University of Arizona
''OT Metaconstraints: Universally-Fixed Rankings or Grounded

4:45 - 5 Business meeting
(plan for SWOT rotation among institutions)

Saturday, April 26

9 - 10:15
Alan Prince, Rutgers University
''The Logic of Optimality Theory''

10:15 - 10:45 Heidi Orcutt, University of Arizona
''Predicting 'Exceptional' Forms in Gikuyu (Kikuyu)
Verbs: A Unified Account''

10:45 - 11

11 - 11:45
Eric Bakovic, University of California at San Diego
''Counterfactual Considerations''

11:45 - 12:15 Andrew Wedel, University of California at Santa Cruz
''Categorical behavior through self-organization: Deriving constraint

12:15 - 1:15

1:15 - 1:45
Robert Kennedy, University of Arizona
''Confluence in Phonology''

1:45 - 2:15 Roger Billerey-Mosier, University of California at Los
''Exemplar-based phonotactic learning''

2:15 - 2:45 Jason Haugen, University of Arizona
''Prosodic Morphology and Constraint-Ranking
in Uto-Aztecan Historical Phonology''

2:45 - 3:00

3:00 - 4:00
Junko Ito, Armin Mester, and Jaye Padgett,
University of California at Santa Cruz, and Marzena Zygis, Zentrum f�r
Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin
''The historical phonology of sibilants: two case studies''

6 - 9:30
Potluck dinner chez Archangeli
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