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Full Title: Metrical Structure: Meter, Text-setting and Stress

Short Title: M@90
Location: Cambridge MA, USA
Start Date: 20-Sep-2013 - 21-Sep-2013
Contact: Donca Steriade
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Meeting URL: http://m90.mit.edu
Meeting Description: The MIT Linguistics Department is hosting a Conference on Metrical Structure: Text-setting and Stress for September 20-21, 2013. The conference marks a number of new developments in these fields as well as a number of 90th anniversaries: among them, the publication of Roman Jakobson’s O češkom stixe (1923), the first typological study of meter and stress, hailed as the beginning of Prague School phonology; Eduard Hermann’s Silbenbildung im Griechischen und in den andern indogermanischen Sprachen (1923), the first typological study of syllable weight as applied to quantitative meter; and other 1923 events of significance for the theory of metrical structure. The abbreviated name of the conference is M@90.

Invited Speakers:


MeganCrowhurst, Matt Gordon, William Idsardi, Junko Ito, Mark Liberman
John McCarthy, Armin Mester, Alan Prince, Olga Vajsman


François Dell, Nigel Fabb, John Halle, Morris Halle, Kristin Hanson, Bruce Hayes, Paul Kiparsky, Kevin Ryan
Linguistic Subfield: Phonology
LL Issue: 24.3443

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