LINGUIST List 19.547

Sun Feb 17 2008

Confs: General Ling, Historical Ling, Phonetics, Phonology/USA

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        1.    Alan Yu, Symposium on Phonologization

Message 1: Symposium on Phonologization
Date: 16-Feb-2008
From: Alan Yu <>
Subject: Symposium on Phonologization
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Symposium on Phonologization

Date: 25-Apr-2008 - 26-Apr-2008 Location: Chicago, IL, USA Contact: Alan Yu Contact Email: Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce a symposium entitled 'Phonologization' to be held at the University of Chicago, April 25-26, 2008. Explanations for sound change have focused traditionally on identifying the inception of change, the nature of phonologization - the transition from intrinsic phonetic variation to extrinsic phonological encoding - remains largely unexplored. The goal of this workshop is to facilitate collaboration among phonologists as well as specialists from neighboring disciplines seeking unified theoretical explanations for the origins of sound patterns in language, as well as to move toward a new and improved synthesis of synchronic and diachronic phonology.

The program of the Symposium on Phonologization to be held at the University of Chicago on April 25-26 is now available at: