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LINGUIST List 23.3771

Sat Sep 08 2012

Calls: Phonetics, Phonology, Cognitive Sci, Neuroling, Psycholing/USA

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

Date: 08-Sep-2012
From: Eric Raimy <raimywisc.edu>
Subject: Conference on the Feature in Phonology
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Full Title: Conference on the Feature in Phonology

Date: 16-Jan-2013 - 18-Jan-2013
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Contact Person: Chuck Cairns
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://cunyphonologyforum.net/featconf.php

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 21-Sep-2012

Meeting Description:

Conference on the Feature in Phonology
Sponsored by the MA/PhD Program in Linguistics at the City University of New York and the CUNY Phonology Forum

January 16-18, 2013, at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., New York City

Invited Speakers:

Rachid Ridouane, Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie
Morris Halle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elan Dresher, University of Toronto

Organized by Chuck Cairns, CUNY and Eric Raimy, University of Wisconsin, Madison

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite papers from any subdivision of cognitive science such as formal linguistics, language acquisition, neurolinguistics, phonetics, philosophy, psychology, etc. We also encourage diversity in methods so we welcome both formal and experimental approaches to the topic of features.

The following list of questions is meant to be suggestive and provocative. The organizers wish to emphasize that the field of discussion for the conference is open to all matters related to the feature in phonology, phonetics, psycholinguistics, poetics, etc. In short, submissions are invited from within a broad penumbra of the study of the feature.

Do features exist? If they exist, at what level of representation? Are they mental entities? Do they inhere in the vocal tract?
Where do features come from?
What is the role of contrast in defining or explaining phonological features?
Are features the smallest, indivisible units of phonology?
Are they divisible into yet smaller, atomic units?
Are features merely convenient classificatory fictions?
Is the principle of features in phonology an instance of a broader phenomenon?
Do features inhere in segments, nodes of a prosodic hierarchy, or what?
What principles guide the organization of features?
What aspects of features are referred to by morphological and phonological rules/constraints?
How do phonetic features relate to phonological features (and vice versa)?
What role is played by features in human cognition?
Are phonological features uniquely human?
What is the neural representation of features?

Submission Guidelines:

We invite both oral presentations and posters. Abstracts should consist of a one page description of the paper (12pt font) with a second page for references, data and/or illustrations; please specify if you wish a poster, an oral presentation, or don't care which. Talks will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts should be emailed as an attachment (PDF format) to featurecunyphonologyforum.net no later than midnight, September 21, 2012. Authors should include title of the paper, name of the author(s) and affiliation in the body of the email.

Important Dates and Information:

September 21, 2012: Deadline for abstracts submission
October 19, 2012: Notification of acceptance
January 16-18, 2013: Conference on the feature in phonology

Contact and Further Information:

featurecunyphonologyforum.net



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