Program

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All talks will take place in EV 3.309 on the third floor of the new Engineering and Visual Arts Building
1515 St. Catherine W.

Friday, May 9th 2008


  • 12:00-12:28 Registration
  • Session I

  • 12:28-12:30 Introductory Remarks (Charles Reiss, Concordia)
  • 12:30-1:15 William Idsardi (Maryland) and Eric Raimy (Wisconsin-Madison), Computational aspects of precedence based phonology
  • 1:15-2:00 Marc Simpson (Cambridge), Phonology and strong equivalence
  • 2:00-2:15 Break
  • Session II

  • 2:15-3:00 Curt Rice (Tromsø), Good old-fashioned constituents
  • 3:00-3:45 Ann Delilkan (CUNY), Coda removal and onset provision in Malay
  • 3:45-4:00 Break
  • Session III

  • 4:00-5:00 Invited Speaker: Bridget Samuels (Harvard), Toppling the hierarchy in phonology
  • 7:15 DINNER at Buffet Maharaja, 1421 Boulevard René Levesque W.

Saturday, May 10th 2008


Session I

  • 10:00-10:45 Allison Cameron (Concordia), Arbitrariness and the determination of identity
  • 10:45-11:30 Sylvia Blaho (Tromsø), The syntax of phonology: a radically substance-free ap- proach
  • 11:30-11:45 Break
  • Session II

  • 11:45-12:45 Invited Speaker: David Odden (Ohio State), A Good Old-Fashioned Analysis of the Phonology of North Saami Gradation, With Special Attention to Representations
  • 12:45-1:30 Mark VanDam (Boys Town National Research Hospital), Economy and invariance are unjustified assumptions in formal phonology
  • 1:30-2:45 Lunch
  • Session III

  • 2:45-3:30 Michael Marlo (UCLA), Post-syntactic spell-out and post-syntactic phonology: evi- dence from Bantu
  • 3:30-4:15 Glyne Piggott (McGill),Sanctioning minimal and subminimal words: a Micronesian paradox
  • 4:15-4:30 Break
  • Session IV

  • 4:30-5:30 Invited Speaker: Andries Coetzee (Michigan), Integrating grammatical and extra-grammatical factors in phonological variation
  • 6:00 HAPPY HOUR at Brutopia Pub, 1219 Crescent St.

Sunday, May 11th 2008

Session I

  • 10:00-11:00 Invited Speaker: John Kingston (UMass), Is auditory processing autonomous from linguistic knowledge?
  • 11:00-11:45 Degif Banskira & Anna Maria di Sciullo (UQAM), Against mobile morphemes
  • 11:45-12:00 Break
  • Session II

  • 12:00-12:45 Andrea Gormley (Carleton), The relationship between phonology and speech planning
  • 12:45-1:30 Bert Vaux (Cambridge), Determining the scope of generalisation in phonological acquisition
  • 1:30-1:33 Concluding Nonscientific Postscript (Mark Hale, Concordia)