LINGUIST List 32.2091

Thu Jun 17 2021

Confs: Ling Theories, Phonetics, Phonology/Spain and Online

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Date: 17-Jun-2021
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: 23-Jun-2021 - 23-Jun-2021
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Sasha Calhoun
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

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.

Program Information:

We are pleased to announce that the pre-recorded presentations for the PaPE Satellite Workshop “Forms and Representations in Phonology: In Honour Of Bob Ladd” are now available to view:

*Please note that the presentations will not be screened during the workshop, attendees should view them in advance.* The workshop itself, which takes place from 14:00-16:00 CET Wednesday, 23 June, will begin with an overview of Bob’s contributions and tributes from Bob’s students and colleagues, and continue with discussion of the themes raised in the talks with Bob and the presenters.

More information, including links to the presentation abstracts, is available on the workshop website:

Those who are registered for PaPE, or who have registered their interest in the workshop, should receive a Zoom link by email directly from the PaPE organizers. If you wish to attend and are not registered, please contact the workshop organisers as soon as possible.

If you would prefer to simply watch the symposium, the entire PaPE conference (including the Forms and Representations workshop) will be viewable as a livestream:

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