LINGUIST List 4.203

Fri 19 Mar 1993

Confs: Cognitive Phonology, French Phonology

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    Message 1: Workshop on cognitive phonology

    Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1993 13:16:05 Workshop on cognitive phonology
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    Subject: Workshop on cognitive phonology


    The North-West Centre for Romance Linguistics (NWCRL) is a joint venture between the University of Manchester, the Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Salford and UMIST. The Centre has several aims. Its immediate goal can be described as promoting and disseminating research in the Romance Languages in the North-West of England. But, research in the Romance area cannot be divorced from our understanding of language in general. It is therefore the aim of the Centre to stimulate research in all facets of Linguistics and encourage work on the Romance languages as a way of (in)validating linguistic hypotheses. One of the aims of the NWCRL is also to forge links between researchers in the North-West of England and scholars in the Romance- speaking countries. The Centre organises regular conferences and workshops on a variety of themes. On 20- 22 May 1993, there will be a workshop on 'Cognitive Phonology' at the University of Manchester (organisers Jacques Durand and Nigel Vincent).

    The Workshop on Cognitive Phonology will provide a forum for phonologists, phoneticians, psychologists, computational linguists, and all linguists interested both in exploring current models of phonological description and in understanding the psychological implications of such work. The idea of looking at phonology from a cognitive standpoint is not new. One need only think of the seminal work of Roman Jakobson who stressed the importance of work on neurology, clinical linguistics, language acquisition, etc, in the construction of a theory of sound- structure. The organisers welcome papers on themes such as the following: the relationship between phonological constructs and phonetic theory; the nature of phonological primitives; the relevance of clinical linguistics for testing linguistic hypotheses; the link between psychological theories and theories of phonological structure. The workshop is also intended to provide a platform for young researchers in phonology who are testing recent models of linguistic description.

    The Conference will take place in the University of Manchester, under the auspices of the Department of Linguistics and Phonetics (Thursday 20 May lunchtime - Saturday 22 May, lunchtime). Speakers will include: John Anderson (Edinburgh), Jean-Luc Azra (Paris), Martin Barry (Manchester), Wiebke Brockhaus (Huddersfield), Ren e B land and Carole Paradis (Laval), Gerry Docherty (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Jacques Durand (Salford), John Harris (London), Daniel Hirst (Aix-en-Provence), Marc Klein (Paris), Francis Nolan (Cambridge), Geoff Lindsey (Edinburgh), Andrew Spencer (Essex) and Sue Barry (Manchester). The meeting will start with a seminar on 'Connectionism and Phonological Theory' by Bernard Laks of the University of Paris VIII.

    For further information please contact: Prof Jacques Durand (Dept of Modern Languages, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, Tel: 061-745 5193). EMAIL

    Message 2: French Phonology

    Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1993 15:28:07 French Phonology
    From: Anne Lindebjerg <>
    Subject: French Phonology

    FRENCH PHONOLOGY WORKSHOP, Aix-en-Provence, Sept. 16-17 1993

    The (British) Association of French Language Studies is planning to hold its annual meeting in Aix-en-Provence in September 15-19. The topic for the conference will be: 'Le francais langue etrangere' Among other workshops, there will be one on Phonology organized by J. Durand, B. Laks, C. Lyche. All researchers who wish to present papers are invited to submit titles and abstract as soon as possible, but no later than May 15.

    Correspondence for the phonology workshop should be addressed to: Chantal Lyche Mat.nat.fak. p.b. 1032 Blindern 0315 Oslo

    tel. 22856355 fax: 22854367

    Correspondence for the main conference should be addressed to: Richard Towell Dept. of Modern Languages University of Salford Salford M5 4WT (UK) tel.: 44 61 745 5648