LINGUIST List 31.410

Wed Jan 29 2020

Confs: Linguistic Theories, Phonetics, Phonology/Canada

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Date: 27-Jan-2020
From: Sasha Calhoun <>
Subject: Forms and representations in phonology: in honour of Bob Ladd
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Forms and representations in phonology: in honour of Bob Ladd

Date: 05-Jul-2020 - 05-Jul-2020
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Contact: Sasha Calhoun
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Phonetics; Phonology

Meeting Description:

This workshop is dedicated to the work of Bob Ladd, one of the pioneers of Laboratory Phonology and the first president of the Association of Laboratory Phonology. The theme of the workshop reflects Bob's interest in the form and nature of phonological representations and their relation ''to the physical manifestations of speech and the cognitive processes that underlie them'' (in his words). His research on this broad theme has dealt with a number of topics; though perhaps the best known has been his contribution to intonational phonology and the relation between abstract phonological representations of tone and their phonetic manifestation, his research has also addressed the more general issue of the role of phonetic evidence in phonology, the problematic nature of systematic phonetics, the treatment of gradience, and duality of patterning. Contributions to this workshop, from researchers who have collaborated with Bob during his career and/or been strongly influenced by his research, will focus on these themes.

The workshop is organised by current and former colleagues and students of Bob's: Amalia Arvaniti, University of Kent; Bettina Braun, University of Konstanz; Sasha Calhoun, Victoria University of Wellington; James Kirby, University of Edinburgh; Ivan Yuen, Macquarie University.

The workshop will be held on Sunday 5 July 2020, 1.30-5pm. It is a satellite of Laboratory Phonology 17, to be held 6-8 July at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

The workshop will consist of two types of contributions. Six invited participants who have collaborated with or been students of Bob will give scientific talks on the theme of form and representations in phonology. We are pleased to confirm contributions from:

Mary Beckman, Ohio State University
Janet Fletcher, University of Melbourne
Martine Grice, University of Cologne
Carlos Gussenhoven, National Chiao Tung University / Radboud University Nijmegen
Haruo Kubozono, National Institute for Japanese Languages and Linguistics
Jim Scobbie, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

In addition, members of the community who have worked with or been influenced by Bob have also been invited to contribute short video or text messages, which will be shown in a slide show and presented to Bob. These will address Bob’s scientific, organisational or personal contributions to the field of laboratory phonology.

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