LINGUIST List 32.655

Mon Feb 22 2021

Confs: Ling Theories, Morphology, Phonology, Syntax/Online

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Date: 21-Feb-2021
From: Florian Lionnet <>
Subject: Princeton Phonology Forum
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Princeton Phonology Forum
Short Title: PɸF 2021

Date: 19-Mar-2021 - 21-Mar-2021
Location: Princeton, NJ (Virtual), USA
Contact: Florian Lionnet
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Phonology; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The second meeting of the Princeton Phonology Forum (PPɸF 2021) will be held virtually on March 19, 20, and 21, 2021.

The theme for PɸF 2021 is “tone and phonological theory”. It has been nearly a decade since Hyman (2011) proposed the question “Tone: is it different?”, illustrating the many ways that tone is both quantitatively and qualitatively distinct from other phonological phenomena. This workshop seeks to further understand how and why tone is different, and what this means for phonological theory. Phonologically, how should tone be represented and computed? Morphologically, what kinds of tonal exponence are there? How can tone be used to express syntactic relations? How does tone interact with other prosody (stress, feet, intonation, boundary tones), and how is it implemented phonetically? How can tone inform current theory, such as computational phonology, Message-Oriented Phonology, probabilistic/variationist phonology, interface-ist phonology, as well as variants of modern Optimality Theory? These are but a sample of potential questions.


Invited speakers for PɸF 2021:
Gabriela Caballero (UC San Diego)
Laura Downing (University of Gothenburg)
Christopher Green (Syracuse University)
Larry Hyman (UC Berkeley)
Adam Jardine (Rutgers University)
Laura McPherson (Dartmouth College)
Marjorie Pak (Emory University)
Hannah Sande (UC Berkeley)
Jochen Trommer (Leipzig University)
Hiroto Uchihara (National Autonomous University of Mexico)

Workshop organizers (and speakers):
Florian Lionnet (Princeton University)
Nicholas Rolle (Leibniz-Zas, Berlin)

Registration is free, but to receive the complete Zoom meeting information that you will need, you must register at the following link by the start of the workshop:

Details of the schedule, including abstracts and links to the online meeting rooms, will be posted on the workshop website as they are finalized:

Contact information:

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