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LINGUIST List 25.455

Tue Jan 28 2014

Calls: Linguistic Theories, Phonology, Phonetics/USA

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Jan-2014
From: Stephanie Shih <stephsusberkeley.edu>
Subject: Conference on Agreement by Correspondence
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Full Title: Conference on Agreement by Correspondence
Short Title: ABC↔Conference

Date: 18-May-2014 - 19-May-2014
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Contact Person: Stephanie Shih
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/~inkelas/ABCC.html

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

Agreement by Correspondence (ABC) is a theory of similarity-based surface phonological interaction, originally introduced to account for the behavior of long distance consonant assimilation patterns (Walker 2000; Hansson 2001; Rose & Walker 2004; et seq.). Recent years have seen an upsurge in work that extends ABC beyond its originally intended empirical and formal parameters. This growing body of work positions ABC as a potentially powerful framework that can account for vowel harmony, dissimilation patterns, and local segmental interactions. Investigations have reached a point where essential issues about the development of ABC need to be addressed:

1. The developing architecture of surface correspondence theory
2. The extensibility of surface correspondence beyond long distance consonant assimilation
3. The relationship between ABC and alternative frameworks based on licensing or autosegmentalism
4. The functional bases, in phonetics or psycholinguistics, underlying surface correspondence and phonological similarity

The aim of ABC↔Conference is to bring together key participants in the development of ABC and related areas to address these issues outlined above, in talks, discussion, and a poster session. Invited speakers and discussants (tentatively confirmed; subject to adjustment) include the following.


Will Bennett (Rhodes)
Sam Bowman (Stanford)
Gunnar Hansson (UBC)
Sharon Inkelas (Berkeley)
Peter Jurgec (Toronto)
Florian Lionnet (Berkeley)
Kevin McMullin (UBC)
Sharon Rose (UCSD)
Stephanie Shih (Berkeley/Stanford)
John Sylak-Glassman (Berkeley)
Rachel Walker (USC)


Susanne Gahl (Berkeley)
Larry Hyman (Berkeley)
Jeff Mielke (N Carolina State)
Jaye Padgett (UCSC)
Donca Steriade (MIT)
Alan Yu (U Chicago)
Kie Zuraw (UCLA)

Call for Papers:

We invite abstract submissions for posters on all aspects of Agreement by Correspondence theory from but not limited to phonetic, psycholinguistic, and phonological approaches. Submissions that directly address an alternative or opposing view contra ABC (in part or in whole) are also welcome. We especially encourage submissions based on cross-linguistic, experimental, or corpus-based evidence, or evidence from under-investigated languages. The poster session will be a crucial element for this workshop in order to facilitate one-on-one discussion between researchers.

Please submit abstracts to stephsusberkeley.edu by 5PM PST on Friday, February 28, 2014. Include your name, email, affiliation, and title of submission in the body of the email and an anonymous PDF as an attachment to the email. The abstract guidelines are as follows:

- No more than 2 US letter-sized pages, inclusive of all examples, figures, and references
- One-inch margins, Times New Roman 12-pt. font
- Anonymous PDF, with all special fonts and characters embedded

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