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Features—atomic units of contrast—are the alphabet of natural language. They predate the Cognitive Revolution and are central to Generative Linguistics, yet there is a hole in current understanding. Unlike phonology, syntax has no articulatory tract in which to ground its features. Consequently, the algorithms that build sentences are better researched than the atoms these algorithms operate over. Recently, however, morphology, semantics, typology, and psycholinguistics have sharpened syntax sufficiently for its foundational features to come into focus. Our conference aims to elucidate the featural alphabet of human syntax and to define a programme of enquiry into this underexplored domain. Convenors: Professor Daniel Harbour, [...]
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
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The Linguistics Department at Stony Brook University is pleased to announce that the 7th Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP) will be held on October 11-13, 2019 in Stony Brook, NY, USA. The conference will feature two fully integrated workshops: Advances in Computational Phonology and The Phonology-Syntax Interface in the World's Languages. Conference website: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/amp2019/ Invited speakers: Jane Chandlee (Haverford College) Lauren Clemens (University at Albany) Taylor Miller (SUNY Oswego) Stephanie Shih (University of Southern California) Important dates: Abstract submission deadline: June 3, 2019 Notification of Acceptance: late July 2019 AMP: October 11-13, 2019 Call for papers: We are seeking high-quality unpublished research in all areas of theoretical, experimental, and computational phonology for presentation [...]
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
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The 32nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-32) is to be held at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, on April 24 – 26, 2020. The theme of NACCL-32 is collaborativity and interdisciplinarity in Chinese linguistic studies. Conference website: https://sites.google.com/site/naccl32uconn/home?authuser=0 Plenary/keynote speakers Prof. Marjorie K. M. Chan, The Ohio State University Prof. James Huang, Harvard University Prof. Nan Jiang, University of Maryland Prof. Alan Yu, Chicago University Organizing committee Chair: Prof. Chunsheng Yang(杨春生) Members: Prof. Nan Meng(孟楠), Prof. Manuela Wagner, Prof. Eduardo Urios-Aparisi Graduate assistants: Kaidi Chen (陈凯迪), Shengyun Gu (顾笙韵) Conference email: naccl32atuconn@gmail.com Call for Papers NACCL-32 invite abstracts in all subfields of Chinese linguistics, including but not limited to, [...]
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
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