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LINGUIST List 23.1946

Thu Apr 19 2012

Calls: Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholing, Computational Ling/Italy

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

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Date: 19-Apr-2012
From: Basilio Calderone <basilio.calderoneuniv-tlse2.fr>
Subject: Phonotactic Grammar: Theories and Models
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Full Title: Phonotactic Grammar: Theories and Models

Date: 28-Sep-2012 - 29-Sep-2012
Location: Cortona (AR), Italy
Contact Person: Basilio Calderone
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://linguistica.sns.it/phonotactics/home.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 18-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

Phonotactic grammar organizes the distribution of phonemes and supra-segmental entities in word-sized strings. It is based on categorical rules and probabilistic constraints in the distribution of segments; phonotactic rules and constraints have been shown to be sensitive to several properties of the language, referring not only to phonetic-phonological principles but also to the morphological structure of words or their frequency of use.

Many psycho-computational models of phonotactic learning have been proposed to account for the development of phonotactic knowledge in the mind of the speaker; they basically induce phonotactic regularities either from segmental properties (such as features and their natural classes), or lexical distributions (such as the information related to the lexical neighborhood of a word), or even a principled balance of both segmental and lexical properties.

This workshop is focused on experimental approaches to phonotactics and phonotactic learning and aims at providing an informal atmosphere for discussion on psychologically and computationally sound models of phonotactic learning and lexical and sub-lexical processing.

Keynote Speakers (in alphabetical order):

H. Basbøll (Odense)
W.U. Dressler (Vienna)
J. Durand (Toulouse)
K. Dziubalska-Kołaczyk (Poznań)
N. Hathout (Toulouse)
G. Magri (Paris)
M. Vitevitch (Lawrence, USA)

Organizing Committee:

P.M. Bertinetto (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
B. Calderone (CLLE-ERSS, CNRS & Université de Toulouse Le Mirail)
C. Celata (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
B. Laks (MoDyCo, CNRS & Université de Paris Ouest)
A. Tchobanov (MoDyCo, CNRS & Université de Paris Ouest)

Call for Papers:

We invite the submission of 2-page abstracts on any issue relevant to phonotactics and phonotactic modeling. The abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a reviewing committee who will be announced in due course.

The accepted abstracts will be presented as posters during a 2-hour poster session included in the workshop schedule.

Deadline for abstract submission: June 18, 2012
Notification of acceptance: July 9, 2012

Please send your abstract (2 pages max, Times New Roman 12, tables/figures and references included) as a PDF document to the following address: phonotacticssns.it.

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