The theme of NAPhC8 is Phono-LOGICAL Reasoning in three related senses:
  • Ontology: What kinds of logical and set theoretic operations are used by the phonological faculty--e.g. set intersection?
  • Scientific Epistemology: What forms of reasoning do phonologists use in performing analyses and discovering the nature of the phonological faculty?
  • ⤷ Developmental Epistemology: What forms of unconscious reasoning do learners use in acquiring a phonological system?
We welcome abstracts for talks of 40 minutes (including questions) on this theme or other any aspect of generative phonology.