LINGUIST List 2.158

Tuesday, 23 Apr 1991

FYI: Phonology Rule Simulator; Phonology Conference

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  1. Evan Antworth, Fonol, generative phonology rule simulator
  2. Jennifer Cole, Conference Announcement: The Organization of Phonology

Message 1: Fonol, generative phonology rule simulator

Date: Mon, 22 Apr 91 11:58:45 CDT
From: Evan Antworth <>
Subject: Fonol, generative phonology rule simulator
I have uploaded to SIMTEL a program called Fonol. It is a generative
phonology rule simulator. You write a phonological description using
"standard generative phonology" (a la Chomsky & Halle 1968, Sound
Pattern of English) and Fonol applies the rules to data. It will
likely be useful mostly for pedagogical purposes, but should also
be useful for developing and testing a phonological analysis. 

The program was written by Frank R. Brandon, but as he does not
have network or email access, I have made it available for him. It is
'freeware': anyone can give away copies as long as they do not
charge for the copies and as long as they give all the distribution
files in unmodified form. It should be noted that Frank is not
affiliated with SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics), and Fonol
is not distributed or supported by SIL. Frank's address and phone
number are given in the documentation.

Fonol is available for IBM PC compatibles only. Sorry Mac users. If
someone would like to do a Mac port of it, I'm sure Frank will supply
the sources. I have briefly tried the program, but have not extensively 
tested it. I hope someone will test the program and report back to LL. 

Fonol is available from the SIMTEL-20 archive as follows:

FONOL400.ZIP B 99329 910418 Generative Phonology rule simulator

The SIMTEL archives can be accessed by anonymous FTP from:

 w8sdzWSMR-SIMTEL20.ARMY.MIL [IP address]

If you don't have FTP capability, you can get Fonol from SIMTEL via
e-mail. Send e-mail to listservrpiecs.bitnet (or just listservrpiecs
if you are on bitnet) with this single-line message:


If you get Fonol by e-mail, you will receive several uuencoded files.
You will need a UUDECODE program to restore the ZIP file. Then you
will need the PKUNZIP program to restore the original files.

If you just can't get Fonol from SIMTEL or can't handle decoding and
unzipping, write to me and we will try to work something out.

Evan Antworth
Academic Computing Department
Summer Institute of Linguistics
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas, TX 75236

phone: 214/709-2418

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Message 2: Conference Announcement: The Organization of Phonology

Date: Mon, 22 Apr 91 16:53:37 BST
From: Jennifer Cole <>
Subject: Conference Announcement: The Organization of Phonology


 May 2-4, 1991

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois, in
recognition of its 25th Anniversary, is hosting a conference that
explores the state-of-the-art in Phonology. Invited speakers will
present their current research in an environment conducive to the
lively exchange of ideas. The conference is open to all interested

Invited speakers: Diana Archangeli Patricia Keating
 G.N. Clements Michael Kenstowicz
 John Goldsmith John McCarthy
 Morris Halle Armin Mester
 Bruce Hayes Alan Prince
 Larry Hyman Doug Pulleyblank
 Junko Ito^ Donca Steriade
 Moira Yip

For registration and program information, please contact the
organizing committee:

Jennifer Cole
Chin Woo Kim
Charles Kisseberth

phone: 217-244-1983
usmail: The Department of Linguistics
 FLB 4088
 University of Illinois
 Urbana, IL 61801

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