LINGUIST List 15.897

Tue Mar 16 2004

Calls: Historical Ling/Germany; General Ling/Turkey

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  1. ruben, Variation and Change in Phonology and Phonetics
  2. ozsoys, Workshop in Altaic Formal Linguistics 2

Message 1: Variation and Change in Phonology and Phonetics

Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 04:29:45 -0500 (EST)
From: ruben <rubenling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Variation and Change in Phonology and Phonetics

Variation and Change in Phonology and Phonetics
Short Title: VarPhon 

Date: 07-Oct-2004 - 09-Oct-2004
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Contact: ruben van de vijver
Contact Email: vijverrz.uni-potsdam.de 

Linguistic Sub-field: Historical Linguistics ,Phonetics ,Phonology
,Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-May-2004 


Meeting Description:

We invite abstracts for the conference on variation and change in
phonology and phonetics which will be held from 7 Oct 2004 till 9 Oct
2004 in Potsdam, Germany. Abstracts should not exceed two pages; the
first page is for text (Times New Roman 12 pt.) and the second page is
for tables, figures and the bibliography. Page margin is 1 inch (top,
bottom, left and right). Abstracts should be submitted electronically
to vijverrz.uni-potsdam.de as a MS-Word file, PDF file or a plain
text file. Deadline: 31 May 2004

For more information please contact:

Ruben van de Vijver
vijverrz.uni-potsdam.de

The organizers:
Caroline Fery,
Frank K�gler
J�rg Mayer,
Ruben van de Vijver 

The phonologists and phoneticians in Potsdam organize a conference on
variation in speech sounds which will take place from the 7th to the
9th of October 2004. This conference will gather specialists working
on variation in phonology and phonetics and on models thereof. We
expect original contributions to this developing field, dealing with
phonological and phonetic data and models.

Traditional generative approaches have been conceived to explain
categorical data. Application of rules, as well as derivations by
means of ordered rules are obligatory as soon as their structural
description is fulfilled. Speech sounds change all at once or not at
all, and variation in the process of changes or in their results have
long been considered epiphenomenal. Usually, the study of gradient and
variable data is assumed to be the object of study of phonetics,
sociolinguistics or psycholinguistics, more generally, of a domain of
the study of language that is not primarily dominated by grammar, but
rather by the so-called E-language, or performance.


The emergence of new ways of thinking about linguistic patterns and
about grammar has changed our perception of the field, and it is
nowadays natural to examine the pattern of variation when talking
about the output of a rule or of a process. This new conception of
phonology has been facilitated by sophisticated yet comfortable speech
analysis programs and by the elaboration of corpora, as well as by the
consciousness of the limits of classical generative grammars. As new
data and typological comparisons have become more accessible, our
awareness of the variable way the same sound is pronounced in
different languages or dialects has grown.

The integration of variation into the core phonology forces us to
rethink our phonological models. Numerous proposals are emerging
nowadays which can explain variable data more readily, like
probabilistic and stochastic models. The influence of phonetics is
clearly perceptible in these new models, as well as the influence of
phonology on phonetics.

Colleagues who have accepted our invitation to give a keynote lecture:

William Labov
Bj�rn Lindblom
Janet Pierrehumbert
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Message 2: Workshop in Altaic Formal Linguistics 2

Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 04:47:34 -0500 (EST)
From: ozsoys <ozsoysboun.edu.tr>
Subject: Workshop in Altaic Formal Linguistics 2

Workshop in Altaic Formal Linguistics 2
Short Title: WAFL- 2 

Date: 11-Oct-2004 - 13-Oct-2004
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Contact: A. Sumru Ozsoy
Contact Email: waflboun.edu.tr 
Meeting URL: http://www.wafl.boun.edu.tr 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 31-May-2004 

Meeting Description:


Second Call for papers-Workshop in Altaic Formal Linguistics aims at
bringing together linguists working on formal aspects of all languages
of the Altaic family. Abstracts are welcome on all questions
pertaining to formal analysis of Altaic languages.
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