The P-Workshop (The Phonetics/Phonology Workshop)
The Phonetics/Phonology Workshop is the meeting series of the Phonetics and Phonology Research Group. We normally meet on Thursdays at 1:10, every other week or so, in the Dugald Stewart Building, although we sometimes co-organise events with other research groups. The P-Workshop programme consists of talks, seminars and discussions on subjects relating to phonetics, phonology and speech technology.
Recent and upcoming events
Here is a record of current events, including those to come:
- 19th September 2013 (13:10-14:00), room 1.17, DSB: Martin Corley 'Analysing ultrasound articulation data in multiple-participant experiments'.
- 10th October 2013 (13:10-14:00), room 1.17, DSB: P-group business meeting.
- Wednesday 16th October 2013 (13:10-14:00), room 1.17, DSB: Nigel Fabb (Strathclyde) 'Prosodic phrasing and the delivery of poetry' [note the unusual day: Wednesday, not Thursday].
- 24th October 2013 (13:10-14:00), room 1.17, DSB: Andras Cser (PPKE, Hungary) 'The split place node hypothesis: evidence from Latin'. [This talk discusses the hypothesis, going back to the early 1990’s and couched in different models in different ways since then, that in feature geometry the place features of consonants and the place features of vowels occupy different slots and/or are dominated by different higher-level nodes. Analyses of a number of phenomena from Latin are adduced in support of such a model, e.g. assimilations between consonants and vowels, the behaviour and diachronic development of gn-initial stems and the allomorphy displayed by the prefix con-.]
- NB: Andras Cser will also be giving two special seminars open to students and staff - details below.
- 14th November 2013 (13:10-14:00), room 1.17, DSB: Rosey Billington (University of Melbourne) 'The sound system of Lopit'. [Ths talk will provide an overview of the sound system of Lopit, an un(der)described Eastern Nilotic language traditionally spoken in South Sudan. Following a description of the segmental and tonal phonology, I turn to the phonological and phonetic evidence for an 'advanced tongue root' type contrast among Lopit vowels, presenting experimental results of investigations into some of their acoustic and durational properties. Results show good evidence for such a contrast, but also indicate that a number of different cues are involved, and speakers may use these to different extents.]
- 5th December 2013 (13:10-14:00), room 1.17, DSB: Natalia Zharkova (QMU) 'Articulatory constraints in child speech: ultrasound tongue imaging and acoustic evidence'.
- 23rd January 2014 (13:10-14:00): Paper discussion session: Buizza, E. & Plug, L. (2012) 'Lenition, fortition and the status of plosive affrication: the case of spontaneous RP English /t/.' Phonology 29, 1-38.
- 23rd October 2013 (14:10-16:00), room 3.10 then 3.11, DSB: Andras Cser (PPKE, Hungary) Issues in the phonological description of dead languages: case studies from Latin. [This talk discusses some preliminary methodological issues of the phonological and phonetic description of dead languages. Then case studies are presented from Latin that exemplify some interesting points either in terms of data or in terms of phonological interpretation. Depending on time, the case studies will include lateral dissimilation, variable assimilation at morpheme boundaries, contour segments vs. clusters and sequences (labiovelars, diphthongs), extrasyllabicity and resyllabification.]
- 25th October 2013 (15:10-17:00), room 1.17, DSB: Andras Cser (PPKE, Hungary) Phonology and morphology in the nineteenth century: the issue of abstractness vs. empiricism [This talk discusses the changing roles of phonology and morphology throughout the nineteenth century and the way the focus shifted from the latter to the former beginning with the 1870’s, one of the most remarkable periods in the development of modern linguistics. This shift was a very important aspect of the Paleogrammarian-Neogrammarian transition, an aspect that has not so far got the attention it deserves. It is also closely connected to the role abstraction played in the work of the different generations of linguists. The open conflict between the Paleogrammarians and the Neogrammarians as well as the latent conflict between the Neogrammarians and de Saussure was partly grounded in different perceptions of what constituted unwarranted abstraction, an issue that is still very much with us in linguistics.]
- January 2011 - present
- Semester 1, 2010-11
- Semester 2, 2009-10
- Semester 1, 2009-10
- Semester 2, 2008-9
- Semester 1, 2008-9
- Semester 2, 2007-8
- Semester 1, 2007-8
- Jan 2006 - Jul 2007
- Before Dec 2005
P-Workshop Mailing List
Information about P-Workshop events is sent to the P-Workshop mailing list. To subscribe, send an email to any one of the pworkshop organisers listed above.