LINGUIST List 19.768

Sun Mar 09 2008

Confs: Phonetics, Phonology/Canada

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        1.    Kimary Shahin, SFU Phonology Fest 2008

Message 1: SFU Phonology Fest 2008
Date: 08-Mar-2008
From: Kimary Shahin <>
Subject: SFU Phonology Fest 2008
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SFU Phonology Fest 2008

Date: 05-Apr-2008 - 05-Apr-2008 Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada Contact: Kimary Shahin Contact Email: Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology

Meeting Description:

Workshop on the Distinction Between Phonology and Phonetics

Recent research in Phonology has tended to include more and more functional explanations for phonological phenomena: distinctive features, inventories, sound change, and sound patterning. Some functional explanations appeal to processing considerations, others to frequency effects. The rest appeal to phonetic (articulatory or acoustic/perceptual) grounding. The phonetic grounding is included as basis or source of the phonological constraints, or it is directly incorporated into the theoretical account to yield a phonetics-phonology mix; or the phonetic grounding is the substance of the theoretical account. Evaluation of these various approaches is hampered by a lack of consensus on the definition of 'phonology' and 'phonetics'. The SFU Phonology Fest seeks to clarify the definition, and may also address what makes a particular sound property part of, our outside of, speakers' grammars.