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LINGUIST List 25.651

Fri Feb 07 2014

Confs: Multiple Families, Language Documentation, Phonology, Phonetics/USA

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 07-Feb-2014
From: Ryan Bennett <ryan.bennettyale.edu>
Subject: Workshop on the Sound Systems of Mexico and Central America
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Workshop on the Sound Systems of Mexico and Central America
Short Title: SSMCA


Date: 04-Apr-2014 - 06-Apr-2014
Location: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Contact: Ryan Bennett
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://pantheon.yale.edu/~rtb27/ssmca.html

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Phonetics; Phonology

Language Family(ies): Chibchan; Choco; Cochimí-Yuman; Mayan; Misumalpan; Mixe-Zoque; Oto-Manguean/Otomanguean; Totonacan; Uto-Aztecan

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce the Workshop on the Sound Systems of Mexico and Central America, to be held April 4-6 2014 at Yale University.

This workshop will bring together an international group of linguists to discuss the phonetics and phonology of indigenous languages spoken in Mexico and Central America. We hope to facilitate communication between scholars who are already working on these topics, and to encourage further research on the sound systems of the many languages spoken in these countries.

The conference will feature the following invited speakers:

Francisco Arellanes
Heriberto Avelino
Gabriela Caballero
Mario Chávez-Peón
Emiliana Cruz
Christian DiCanio
Esther Herrera Zendejas
John Kingston
Rolf Noyer
Ryan Shosted
Tony Woodbury

The languages of the conference are English and Spanish.

This workshop is supported by the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund and the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, under the auspices of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University.

Nos complace anunciar la realización del Taller Sobre los Sistemas de Sonido de México y Centroamérica, que tendrá lugar del 4-6 de abril de 2014 en la Universidad de Yale.

Este taller reunirá a un grupo internacional de lingüistas para tratar temas relacionados con la fonética y fonología de las lenguas indígenas de México y Centroamérica. Se espera facilitar la comunicación entre investigadores que ya trabajan en estos temas, así como promover futuras investigaciones sobre los sistemas de sonido de las muchas lenguas que se hablan en estos países.

La conferencia contará con los siguientes ponentes invitados:

Francisco Arellanes
Heriberto Avelino
Gabriela Caballero
Mario Chávez-Peón
Emiliana Cruz
Christian DiCanio
Esther Herrera Zendejas
John Kingston
Rolf Noyer
Ryan Shosted
Tony Woodbury

El inglés y el español serán los idiomas de trabajo de la conferencia.

Este taller cuenta con el apoyo de 'The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund' y 'The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies', patrocinados por 'The MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies' de la Universidad de Yale.

Program:

Friday, April 4

1:00PM-1:45PM
Invited Talk: John Kingston (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

2:00PM-2:30PM
Tono, acento y patrón silábico en el triqui de Chicahuaxtla (Fidel Hernández, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

2:30PM-3:00PM
From overt tonal contrast to phonation and covert tonal contrast in Quiavini Zapotec (Hiroto Uchihara and Mark Sicoli, Georgetown University)

3:00PM-3:30PM
Fonética y fonología de los tonos del cuicateco de San Juan Tepeuxila (Marcela San Giacomo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

3:45PM-4:30PM
Invited Talk: Gabriela Caballero (University of California, San Diego)

4:30PM-5:15PM
Invited Talk: Ryan Shosted (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Retroflexion in Q’anjob’al Obstruents

Saturday, April 5

9:00AM-9:45AM
Invited Talk: Tony Woodbury (University of Texas at Austin)

9:45AM-10:30AM
Invited Talk: Esther Herrera Zendejas (El Colegio de México)

10:45AM-11:15AM
Plural elision and prosodic phrasing in Tzotzil (Judith Aissen, University of California, Santa Cruz)

11:15AM-11:45AM
Marcación entonativa en enunciados afirmativos, negativos, declarativos neutros e interrogativos neutros en Huave de San Mateo del Mar, Oaxaca (Mary Carmen Aguilar Ruiz and Erika Mendoza Vázquez, El Colegio de México; Samuel Herrera Castro, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

11:45AM-12:15PM
Phonological evidence for the syntax of preverbal and postverbal subjects in Huave (Marjorie Pak, Emory University)

12:15PM-2:00PM
Poster Session and Lunch

Dialectal evolution of the vowel system of K’ichee’ (Mayan) (Brandon O. Baird, University of Texas at Austin)

El estatus fonológico de las consonantes /s/ y /¢'/ del matlatzinca actual y su desarrollo histórico (Etna Pascacio, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Intonation patterns of interrogative constructions in Ixpantepec Nieves Tu’un Savi (Mixtec) (Younah Chung and Amanda Ritchart, University of California, San Diego)

La palatalización en el mazateco de San Lorenzo Cuaunecuiltitla, Oaxaca (Hugo Carrera Guerrero, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla)

The interaction between laryngealized vowels, stress and falling pitch in Mariteco Cora word prosody (Yuni Kim, University of Manchester; Margarita Valdovinos, Ibero-American Institute of Berlin)

The representation of tone in Ixpantepec Nieves Tu'un Savi (Mixtec) (Lucien Carroll, University of California, San Diego)

Towards understanding the phonology of Colonial Valley Zapotec: methods & early results (Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Allyson Stronach, and Flora Berklein, Haverford College)

2:00PM-2:30PM
Nasalization and Voiceless Obstruents in Yoloxóchitl Mixtec: An Aerodynamic Analysis (Ryan Shosted, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Rey Castillo Garcia, Secretaría de Educación Pública, Guerrero, Mexico; Jonathan Amith, Gettysburg College; Christian DiCanio, Haskins Laboratories)

2:30PM-3:00PM
Laryngeals in Guarijío (Uto-Aztecan): Synchrony and Diachrony (Jason Haugen, Oberlin College)

3:00PM-3:30PM
El anclaje del rasgo [+glotis constreñida] en los procesos de derivación del Kumiai (Yumano) (Carlos Ivanhoe Gil Burgoin, El Colegio de México)

3:45PM-4:30PM
Invited Talk: Mario Chávez Peón (CIESAS, Mexico City)

4:30PM-5:15PM
Invited Talk: Heriberto Avelino (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)

Sunday, April 6

9:30AM-10:15AM
Invited Talk: Francisco Arellanes (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

10:15AM-10:45AM
Tonogenesis and Reduplication in Balsas River Nahuatl of Central Guerrero, Mexico (Jonathan Amith, Gettysburg College)

11:00AM-11:45AM
Invited Talk: Emiliana Cruz (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

11:45AM-12:30PM
Invited Talk: Rolf Noyer (University of Pennsylvania)

1:15PM-2:00PM
Invited Talk: Christian DiCanio (Haskins Laboratories)



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