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LINGUIST List 22.1269

Thu Mar 17 2011

Calls: Phonetics, Phonology/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Matt Goldrick , Testing Models of Phonetics and Phonology

Message 1: Testing Models of Phonetics and Phonology
Date: 16-Mar-2011
From: Matt Goldrick <matt-goldricknorthwestern.edu>
Subject: Testing Models of Phonetics and Phonology
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Full Title: Testing Models of Phonetics and Phonology

Date: 13-Jul-2011 - 13-Jul-2011
Location: Boulder, CO, USA
Contact Person: Matt Goldrick
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://groups.linguistics.northwestern.edu/lsa2011-workshop/

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 01-May-2011

Meeting Description:

Testing Models of Phonetics and Phonology
Workshop at the Linguistic Institute 2011: Language in the World
University of Colorado at Boulder
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Co-sponsored by:

Northwestern Department of Linguistics
Stanford Department of Linguistics
National Science Foundation

Workshop Website:


This single day workshop aims to build connections between computational, experimental, and grammar-based research on phonetics and phonology. Studies using each of these general methodologies often have similar goals and produce mutually informing results, but they are usually presented in distinct journals and conferences, creating a barrier to their integration. The workshop brings together researchers in the areas of speech production, speech perception, and modeling of language acquisition.

Spoken Sessions:

- ‘The Balance Between the Gradient and the Discrete in Language Production’:

Gary Dell (U Illinois Urbana Champaign), ‘Implicit Learning of Artificial Phonotactic Patterns in the Production System: Connections to the Perceptual System and to Real Phonotactic Knowledge’
Matt Goldrick (Northwestern), ‘Gradient Symbol Processing in Speech Production’

- ‘Listener Adaptation to Variation’:

Jennifer Cole (U Illinois Urbana Champaign), ‘Modeling Listener Variability in Prosody Perception Using Transcription and Imitation as Indirect Measures of Linguistic Processing’
Meghan Sumner (Stanford), ‘Variation-driven Speech Perception’

- ‘Acquisition Biases and Typological Patterns’:

Andrew Wedel (U Arizona), ‘Extending Computational Models into the Laboratory: Usage Biases and the Development of Contrastive Phoneme Inventories’
Joe Pater (U Massachusetts Amherst), ‘Formally Biased Phonology: Complexity in Learning and Typology’


Matt Goldrick
Joe Pater
Meghan Sumner


web: http://groups.linguistics.northwestern.edu/lsa2011-workshop/
email: lsa2011-workshopling.northwestern.edu

Call for Papers:

Poster Submissions:

In addition to the spoken session, a poster session will be held during the workshop. We invite submission of abstracts reporting computational, experimental, and grammar-based research on phonetics and phonology.

Abstracts should be a one-page .pdf file, formatted at minimum 12-point single-spaced with 1 inch margins. Tables, graphs and references can be on a separate page. Abstracts must be submitted electronically to lsa2011-workshopling.northwestern.edu. Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2011.

Accepted abstracts will be posted to the workshop website.

Note: Participants may also be interested in the workshop on 'Information-based approaches to linguistics' to be held the following weekend (July 16-17). See https://verbs.colorado.edu/LSA2011/workshops/WS5.html for more details.

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