McWOP 10: The Tenth Annual Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology


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McWOP 10 Schedule
Friday, October 29
2:00-2:15 Welcoming remarks by
  • Daniel Linzer, Dean of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (Northwestern University)
  • Robert Gundlach, Chair of the Department of Linguistics (Northwestern University)
  • Session 1 Chair: Ann Bradlow
    2:15-2:45 T. A. Hall (Indiana): German glide formation and constraint conjunction
    2:45-3:15 Jill Beckman & Catherine Ringen (Iowa): The role of [voice] and [spread] in German obstruents
    3:15-3:45 Karen Baertsch (Southern Illinois): Simplification in initial consonant clusters: a comparative study of Tibetan dialects
    3:45-4:00 Break
    Session 2 Chair: Janet Pierrehumbert
    4:00-4:30 Kyoko Okamura (Indiana): The effects of lexical focus, segmental focus and pitch accent in Japanese
    4:30-5:00 Kirk Baker (OSU): Regular and irregular pseudoverb classical using XMOD
    5:00-5:30 Jason Riggle (Chicago): Modeling simultaneous learning of multiple phonological grammars
    Saturday, October 30
    Session 3 Chair: Jessica Maye
    9:00-9:30 John Goldsmith (Chicago): Tone in Shi
    9:30-10:00 Donald Salting & Jared Ladbury (North Dakota State U): Meeussen's Rule in Lusaamia: Evidence for levels of derivation
    10:00-10:30 Pilar Prieto (Barcelona) & Francisco Torreira (UIUC): Effects of syllable structure and speech rate on H prenuclear peaks in Spanish
    10:30-10:45 Break
    Session 4 Chair: Rajka Smiljanic
    10:45-11:15 Andries Coetzee (Michigan): Revisiting [t,d]-deletion in English: a new take on variation in Optimality Theory
    11:15-11:45 Rusty Barrett (Chicago): Subgrammatical variation in Sipakapense phonology
    11:45-12:15 Anna Bosch (Kentucky): Glottalization in the Gaelic of Gigha and Islay: a phonological sketch
    12:15-12:30 Business meeting (for those interested in planning for next year)
    12:15-2:00 Lunch (on your own)
    Session 5 Chair: Matt Goldrick
    2:00-2:30 Tivoli Majors (Missouri): Show-Me vowels: Phonetic variation in and around St. Louis, Missouri
    2:30-3:00 Hanyong Park & Ken de Jong (Indiana): Effect of L1 phonological patterns in cross-linguistic perception: Korean coda neutralization in English obstruent perception
    3:00-3:30 Amanda Boomershine, Kathleen Hall, Beth Hume, & Keith Johnson (OSU): The influence of language experience on perception: The case of Spanish and English
    3:30-5:30 Poster Session
    Chair: Tessa Bent
    6:30-8:30 Party
    Sunday, October 31
    8:30-9:00 Breakfast and coffee
    Session 6 Chair: Patrick Wong
    9:00-9:30 Matt Goldrick: (Northwestern): Interactions between phonological and articulatory processes in speech production: Evidence from speech errors
    9:30-10:00 Jonathon Cihlar (Chicago): Toward computing large factorial typologies in your lifetime
    10:00-10:30 Stuart Davis (Indiana) & Karen Baertsch (Southern Illinois): On explaining the link between coda consonants and onset clusters
    10:30-10:45 Break
    Session 7 Chair: Alan Yu
    10:45-11:15 Robert Port (Indiana): Phonemes, alphabets and exemplars: How can language be symbolic?
    11:15-11:45 Kathryn Hansen (Purdue): One phonology for both signed and spoken languages
    11:45-12:15 Bert Vaux (Milwaukee): Formal and empirical arguments for morpheme structure constraints