LINGUIST List 32.1988

Tue Jun 08 2021

Confs: Phonology/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 08-Jun-2021
From: Samuel Andersson <>
Subject: 2021 North Atlantic Phonology Conference
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2021 North Atlantic Phonology Conference
Short Title: NAPhC

Date: 12-Jun-2021 - 27-Jun-2021
Location: Online, United Kingdom
Contact: Samuel Andersson
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Meeting Description:

NAPhC is a biennial phonology conference held every other year since 2000 at Concordia University in Montreal. The conference focuses on phonological theory in the I-language tradition. NAPhC is usually short for the North American Phonology Conference, but this year it represents the North Atlantic Phonology Conference instead. NAPhCxi [ˈnæfkxi], the eleventh installment of NAPhC, will take place virtually through Zoom on June 27, and feature plenary talks from three invited speakers:

Yuni Kim (University of Essex)
Jane Chandlee (Haverford College)
Hilton Alers-Valentín (University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez)

Titles of the talks will be released closer to the time. In order to receive any future updates directly, including schedules and Zoom links, please register for the conference using the website link near the top of this post.

In addition to NAPhCxi, this year’s NAPhC will also include (SFP)², the Substance-Free Phonology Student Forum Panel, a virtual one-day workshop on substance-free phonology on June 12, with the theme ''What does the learner have to learn?''. We hope to bring together both junior and senior linguists representing many different approaches to SFP, helping especially undergraduate and graduate students orient themselves in the ever-expanding substance-free theoretical landscape. (SFP)² will feature a panel discussion with linguists of different backgrounds, and a session of ten-minute invited presentations from researchers working on SFP and related topics. The workshop will be open to anyone who wants to attend, and recordings will be made publicly available on YouTube after the event. The list of panelists is given below:

Pavel Iosad (University of Edinburgh)
Charles Reiss (Concordia University)
Keren Rice (University of Toronto)
Bridget Samuels (University of Southern California)
Tobias Scheer (Université Côte d'Azur)

The list of invited speakers will be announced in the days and weeks leading up to June 12. Use the registration link near the top of this post to be updated with details on both events.

Note that this year there is no call for papers, nor are there any registration fees.

The organizers:
Bert Vaux (University of Cambridge),
Ollie Sayeed (University of Pennsylvania),
Charles Reiss (Concordia University),
Samuel Andersson (Yale University)

Program Information:

(SFP)² Schedule
Date: June 12
Timezone: Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)
Zoom information: register to receive Zoom link by email

12.00 Start of workshop - invited lightning talk session
12.10 Ariwan Addy Suhairi (University of Cambridge) ''Vowel harmony: What a substance-free learner has to learn''
12.25 Islam Youssef (University of South-Eastern Norway) ''The problem of Arabic marginal emphatics: What learners really need to learn''
12.40 Shanti Ulfsbjorninn (University of Deusto) ''Feature spreading and substance free phonology: The view from element theory''
12.55 Pedro Tiago Martins (University of Ljubljana) ''Some ramifications of biology for phonological architecture''
1.10 Maxime Papillon (Concordia University) ''Linear order and simultaneity in the phonological representation''
1.25 Alex Chabot (Université Côte d'Azur) ''Finding strength in Substance-Free Phonology''
1.40 Marjorie Leduc (University of Toronto) ''Karajá ATR harmony in Substance Free Logical Phonology''
1.55 Veno Volenec (Concordia University) ''Externalizing substance-free phonological primes''

2.10 Break

2.30 Panel discussion on Substance-Free Phonology with Pavel Iosad (University of Edinburgh), Charles Reiss (Concordia University), Keren Rice (University of Toronto), Bridget Samuels (University of Southern California), and Tobias Scheer (Université Côte d'Azur)
4.00 Panel conclusion, end of workshop

NAPhCxi Schedule
Date: June 27
Timezone: Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)
Zoom information: register to receive Zoom link by email

10.30-11.25 Yuni Kim (University of Essex) ''Root-level phonology''
11.30-12.25 Hilton Alers-Valentín (University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez) ''Recursion in phonology? Evidence from Artificial Language Learning''
12.30-1.25 Jane Chandlee (Haverford College) ''What do we really mean by iterativity?''

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