LINGUIST List 8.411

Sat Mar 22 1997

Confs: CLS Phonetics, Optimality Theory

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  1. Rachel Hemphill, CLS Phonetics Panel schedule
  2. h-ot-97, OT Workshop Preliminary Program & Info

Message 1: CLS Phonetics Panel schedule

Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 01:07:58 -0600
From: Rachel Hemphill <rmhemphimidway.uchicago.edu>
Subject: CLS Phonetics Panel schedule


 The Chicago Linguistic Society Phonetics Panel:
 ChiPhon 97
 Saturday April 19, 1997

THE PERCEPTION OF SPEECH AND OTHER ACOUSTIC SIGNALS 
Is the perception of speech special, taking place within a module that
is specifically dedicated to the perception of phonetic as opposed to
general acoustic signals? Is there a continuum of language and
general cognitive processing? What constitutes evidence and
counter-evidence for these heoretical positions?

Judd Hall, University of Chicago
8:45	Panel welcome
9 am 	Robert Fox (Ohio State University), Jeanne Gokcen (Lucent
 Technologies), and Sheri Wagner (Ohio State University)
	Neurological Evidence for a Speech Module? 
10 am 	Howard Nusbaum, Alex Francis, and Tracy Luks (University of Chicago)
	Speech Perception: A Special Mechanism or a Specialized Cognitive
 Process? 
10:30 	Terrance M. Nearey (University of Alberta)
	Modularity and Tractability in Speech Perception 
11 am	Karen L. Landahl and Eric P. Hamp. (University of Chicago) 
	Gravity without Levity 
11:30 	Ho-hsien Pan (National Chiao Tung University)
	The Salience of Nasal Cues to the Perception of Taiwanese Voiced Stops
 and Nasals
12 pm 	lunch
1 pm	Peter MacNeilage (University of Texas at Austin)
 The Relation between Speech Perception and Production in Phylogeny 
 and Ontogeny
2 pm 	Andrew Lotto, Keith Kluender, and Lori Holt (University of Wisconsin
 at Madison)
	Animal Models of Speech Perception Phenomena
2:30 	Dan Margoliash (University of Chicago)
	Linkages Between Production and Perception in Animals: The Motor 
 Theory of Birdsong Perception Revisited
3:10	Break
3:30	Rachel Hemphill, Yukari Hirata, Karen Landahl, Joanna Lowenstein, 
 and Audra Dainora (University of Chicago) 
	Questioning the Continuum: The Use of V[r/l][d/g]V Evidence in 
 Gestural Theories of Speech Perception
4 pm	Douglas H. Whalen (Haskins Laboratories) 
 What Duplex Perception Tells Us About Speech Perception
4:30	Mark Randolph (Motorola Corporation)
	Title T.B.A
5 pm	General Discussion
6 pm	Dinner

For more information on ChiPhon and for registration materials, see 
our web site at: http://www.ccp.uchicago.edu/~alfr/chiphon/ 
For additional information, contact Rachel Hemphill:
rmhemphimidway.uchicago.edu
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Message 2: OT Workshop Preliminary Program & Info

Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 10:37:03 -0500 (EST)
From: h-ot-97 <h-ot-97vonneumann.cog.jhu.edu>
Subject: OT Workshop Preliminary Program & Info


 HOPKINS OPTIMALITY THEORY WORKSHOP/
 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MAYFEST 1997 
		 May 8-12, 1997

 Preliminary program and information regarding workshop registration,
 hotel accommodation, and travel to Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Workshop topics span syntax, learning, processing, and phonology;
32 contributed posters are featured, in addition to 34 invited talks 
and an introductory tutorial. See http://www.cogsci.jhu.edu/h-ot-97/.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM (titles are tentative)
 
 THURSDAY May 8

 7:30-9:30pm TUTORIAL: Optimality Theory (for syntacticians and others)
 Paul Smolensky 
 [To attend, email h-ot-97cogsci.jhu.edu, stating number
		of attendees, as special arrangements may need to be made.]
 
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 FRIDAY MAY 9
 
 8:45 am Registration
 
 SESSION 1: SYNTAX 
 9:00 Opening Remarks 
 9:10-9:50 David Pesetsky (MIT)
 The Interpretation of Shortest Move Violations 

 9:50-10:30 Ellen Woolford (University of Massachusetts)
 Case Patterns 
 
 10:30-10:50 Break 
 
 SESSION 2: SYNTAX 
 10:50-11:30 Vieri Samek-Lodovici (University of Konstanz)
 Linguistic Typologies determined by Opposite
 Constraints: Mixed Focus Alignment in Kanakuru 

 11:30-12:10 Hye-Won Choi (University of Southern California)
 Focus Scrambling and Reconstruction in Binding
 
 12:10-1:30 Lunch 
 
 SESSION 3: PROCESSING 
 1:30-2:10 Amy Weinberg (University of Maryland)
 Local Optimization and Economy in a Minimalist Parser
 2:10-2:50 Suzanne Stevenson (Rutgers University) and
 Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins University)
 Optimal Sentence Processing 
 2:50-3:30 Robert Frank (Johns Hopkins University) and 
 Giorgio Satta (University of Padua)
 The Generative Complexity of Constraint Violability
 
 3:30-3:50 Break 
 
 SESSION 4: SYNTAX 
 3:50-4:30 Sten Vikner (University of Stuttgart/NIAS Wassenaar)
 V-to-I Movement, 'do'-Insertion, and the Head
 Movement Constraint in OT 
 4:30-5:10 Geraldine Legendre (Johns Hopkins University)
 Towards a Typology of Clitic Placement in Balkan Languages
 
 5:10-5:30 Break 
 
 SESSION 5: SYNTAX 
 5:30-6:10 Peter Sells (Stanford)
 The Typology of Grammatical Voice Systems Revisited
 
 6:10-6:50 Colin Wilson (Johns Hopkins University)
 Multiple Optimization and Chamorro Anaphora
 
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 SATURDAY MAY 10 

 8:45 am Registration
 
 SESSION 6: SYNTAX 
 9:00-9:40 Jane Grimshaw (Rutgers University) 
 9:40-10:20 Margaret Speas (University of Massachusetts)
 Constraining Violable Constraints
 
 10:20-10:40 Break
 
 SESSION 7: SYNTAX
 10:40-11:20 Joan Bresnan (Stanford)
 The Emergence of the Unmarked Pronoun
 11:20-12:00 Judith Aissen (University of California, Santa Cruz)
 Passive and Inverse from a Typological Perspective
 
 12:00-1:30 Lunch
 
 SESSION 8: LEARNING
 1:30-2:10 Peter Jusczyk and Paul Smolensky 
 (Johns Hopkins University)
 Do Infants Respect NOCODA?
 2:10-2:50 Joseph Pater (University of British Columbia)
 Child Nasal Harmony as Prophylaxis
 
 2.50-4:00 Break
 POSTER SESSION: Syntax/Phonology I
 
 SESSION 9: LEARNING
 4:10-4:50 Katherine Demuth (Brown University)
 Variation, Acquisition, and Optimality
 4:50-5:30 Bruce Tesar (Rutgers University)
 The Role of Optimality in Language Learning
 
 5:30-6:00 Break 
 
 SESSION 10: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
 6:00-7:00 Alan Prince (Rutgers University)
 
 8:15 > PARTY
 
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 SUNDAY MAY 11

 8:45 am Registration
 
 SESSION 11: PHONOLOGY
 9:00-10:00 John McCarthy (University of Massachusetts)
 		Sympathy and Phonological Opacity
 10:00-10:40 Cheryl Zoll (MIT)
 West African Sandhi and Featural Faithfulness
 
 10:40-11:00 Break
 
 SESSION 12: PHONOLOGY
 11:00-11:40 Linda Lombardi (University of Maryland) and 
 Diamandis Gafos (University of Massachusetts) 
 Markedness and Coronal Sonorants
 11:40-12:20 Junko Ito and Armin Mester 
 (University of California, Santa Cruz) 
 Prosodic Interludes
 
 12:20-2:00 Lunch
 
 SESSION 13: PHONOLOGY
 2:00-2:40 Diamandis Gafos (University of Massachusetts)
 Inferring A-templatic Reduplicative Affixation: A
 Lexical Parameter Learnability Result
 2:40-3:20 Jaye Padgett (University of California, Santa Cruz)
 Candidates as Systems: Saussure Lives!
 
 3:20-4:40 Break
 POSTER SESSION: Phonology II
 
 SESSION 14: PHONOLOGY
 4:40-5:20 Jill Beckman (University of Iowa)
 Positional Faithfulness
 5:20-6:00 Moira Yip (University of California, Irvine)
 An OT Typology of Dialect Variation in Nasalization
 
 6:00-8:00 Dinner
 
 SESSION 15: PHONOLOGY
 8:00-8:40 Luigi Burzio (Johns Hopkins University)
 Derived Environments
 8:40-9:20 Laura Benua (University of Maryland)
 Affix Classes are Defined by Faithfulness: English
 Word Formation in Parallel Grammar
 
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 MONDAY MAY 12
 
 SESSION 16: PHONOLOGY
 9:30-10:10 Michael Kenstowicz (MIT) 
 10:10-10:50 Edward Flemming (Stanford) 
 Deriving Natural Classes in Phonology
 
 10:50-11:10 Break
 
 SESSION 17: PHONOLOGY
 11:10-11:50 Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins University)
 Local Conjunction
 11:50-12:30 Sharon Inkelas and Larry Hyman 
 (University of California, Berkeley) 
 Emergent Templates: The Unusual Case of Tiene
 
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WORKSHOP SITE AND ACCOMODATIONS
 H-OT-97 will be held at the Baltimore Hilton and Towers
 (formerly known as the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Hotel),
 20 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore MD 21201; (410) 539-8400, 
 1-800-HILTONS. This restored old hotel is located in downtown
 Baltimore adjacent to the Inner Harbor. A block of rooms has been
 reserved for the nights of May 8-12 at a special rate of
 $119/night plus tax (single to quadruple occupancy; roll-aways
 can be added for $10/nights). Participants should call the hotel
 directly, BY APRIL 9, to make reservations. Participants
 interested in sharing a room should consult the H-OT-97 Web page
 where roommate information is kept up-to-date.
 
REGISTRATION 
 To pre-register, BY APRIL 9 send your physical and electronic
 mail addresses, your phone number, and the dates you expect to
 participate to H-OT-97: Cognitive Science Department, Johns
 Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218-2685. Please enclose $25
 (for faculty/postdocs; $15 for others) to help defray the cost of
 printing, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, and a Saturday
 night workshop party. Registration at the door will also be
 possible at $35 for faculty/postdocs and $20 for others. Checks
 should be payable to Johns Hopkins University.
 
PHOTOCOPYING
 Kinko's, open 24 hours, is located within walking distance of the
 hotel at 300 North Charles St. They claim to have PCs, Macs,
 laser printing, and WordPerfect: (410) 625-5862. 
 
TRAVEL TIPS
 Arriving by air: the local airport is BWI (Baltimore-Washington
 International) Airport. If you arrive at one of the two
 Washington D.C. airports (National or Dulles) you should plan on
 renting a car or take a shuttle to BWI (the latter will
 significantly lengthen your trip). The hotel is located
 approximately 15 minutes from BWI Airport (and more than an hour
 from National or Dulles). The BWI airport Shuttle Express offers
 a shuttle service to downtown hotels (every half hour) at the
 cost of $11 one-way ($17 round-trip). A cab ride should be less
 if you share it with several other participants.
 
 Arriving by train: the closest Amtrak station is Baltimore Penn
 Station, located north of downtown. Take a cab for a 5 minute
 ride to the hotel.
 
 Arriving by car: 
 a) From the North or South: Follow I-95 to exit 53 (I-395N).
 I-395N will become Howard St. Follow Howard St. to Baltimore St.
 Turn right onto Baltimore St. Follow it 2 blocks to Hanover St.
 Turn Left onto Hanover St.
 Hotel is on the right.
 b) From downtown Washington D.C., BWI Airport: Follow Rte. 295
 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) North to Baltimore. Once inside
 the city limits 295 will become Russell St. When Russell St.
 crosses Pratt St. it becomes Paca St. Turn right onto Baltimore
 St. Follow to Hanover St. and turn left. Hotel is on your right.
 c) From the West: Take I-70 East to I-695 South (marked Glen
 Burnie). Follow I-695 to I-95 North. Follow I-95 North to exit 53
 (I-395N). I-395N will become Howard St. Follow Howard St. to
 Baltimore St. Turn right onto Baltimore St. Follow it 2 blocks to
 Hanover St. Turn Left onto Hanover St. Hotel is on the right.
 d) From I-83 (York, Harrisburg, South Central Pennsylvania):
 Follow I-83 South to the end and turn right onto Fayette St. Go 7
 blocks to Liberty St. and turn left. Make next left onto
 Baltimore St. and next left at Hanover St. Hotel is on the right.
 Valet parking is available at the hotel. Pay parking is also
 available nearby.
 
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ORGANIZERS
 Geraldine Legendre Laura Benua
 Paul Smolensky Linda Lombardi
 Cognitive Science Department Linguistics Department
 Johns Hopkins University of Maryland
 
SPONSORS
 Johns Hopkins University
 Office of the Provost
 College of Arts & Sciences
 Center for Language and Speech Processing
 Cognitive Science Department
 University of Maryland, College Park
 Linguistics Department
 College of Arts and Humanities
 
CONTACT ADDRESS
 H-OT-97
 Cognitive Science Department
 Johns Hopkins University
 Baltimore, MD 21093-2685
 (410) 526-5247
 h-ot-97cogsci.jhu.edu
 http://www.cogsci.jhu.edu/h-ot-97/
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