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Tue Mar 25 2003

Confs: Optimality Theory, AZ USA

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  1. ussishki, Southwest Workshop on Optimality Theory

Message 1: Southwest Workshop on Optimality Theory

Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 18:19:30 +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, Arizona, United States of America
Contact: Adam Ussishkin
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Phonology

Meeting Description:

Southwest Workshop on Optimality Theory (SWOT)
April 24-26, 2003
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 
in Douglass Room 101

THURSDAY, April 24
7pm - 8:15pm	John McCarthy, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
What kind of constraints are there?

FRIDAY, April 25

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

10:15 - 10:45	Bella Feng, USC 
Syllable-size morpheme restrictions in shaping reduplication

10:45 - 11	Break

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

11:30 - 12	Fetiye Karabay, USC 
Reduplication Without RED: Morphological motivations of reduplication

12 - 1:30	Lunch

1:30 - 2:15	Rachel Walker, USC
"When weak elements control vowel harmony"

2:15 - 3	Colin Wilson, UCLA
Unbounded spreading in OT

3 - 3:30	Break

3:30 - 4	Mariame Sy, UCLA 
Vowel harmony in Wolof loanwords

4 - 4:45	Adam Ussishkin, UA
OT Metaconstraints: Universally-Fixed Rankings or Grounded Tendencies?

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

SATURDAY, April 26
9 - 10:15	Alan Prince, Rutgers University
''The Logic of Optimality Theory''

10:15 - 10:45	Heidi Orcutt, UA
Predicting Exceptional Forms in Gikuyu (Kikuyu) Verbs: A Unified

10:45 - 11	Break

11 - 11:45	Eric Bakovic, UCSD
Counterfactual Considerations

11:45 - 12:15	Andrew Wedel, UCSC
Categorical behavior through self-organization: Deriving constraint

12:15 - 1:30	Lunch

1:30 - 2	Robert Kennedy, UA
Confluence in Phonology

2 - 2:30	Roger Billerey-Mosier, UCLA 
Exemplar-based phonotactic learning

2:30 - 3	Jason Haugen, UA
Prosodic Morphology and Constraint-Ranking in Uto-Aztecan Historical

3 - 3:30 	Break

3:30 - 4:30 	Junko Ito, Armin Mester, and Jaye Padgett, 
UC Santa Cruz
The historical phonology of sibilants: two case studies

6 - 9:30	Potluck dinner chez Archangeli
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