The Phonology Circle is a weekly forum for the presentation of current research in phonology and phonetics. Phonology Circle will meet on Mondays this semester from 5:00-6:30pm in 32-D831 unless otherwise noted.

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Fall 2016

September 12, 2016
  • Phonology Circle: Ezer Rasin (MIT)

    September 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    32-D831

    The stress-encapsulation universal and phonological modularity

    Cross-linguistically, the distribution of segmental features is often conditioned on the position of stress. In American English, for example, [t] is flapped between a preceding stressed vowel and a following unstressed vowel (políDical vs. politícian), voiceless stops are aspirated at the onset of a stressed syllable (opphóse vs. opposítion), stressless vowels undergo reduction (át@m vs. @tó mic), and [h] is deleted before an unstressed, non-initial vowel (…

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September 19, 2016
  • Phonology Circle: Erin Olson

    September 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    32-D831

    In the phonological acquisition literature, it has been observed that children sometimes acquire marked structures of the target language in a two-step fashion: they go through a stage in which they produce the marked structure only in some privileged position(s) within the word, before producing that structure in the full range of positions found in the target language. These stages have primarily been analyzed as being due to the ranking schema in (1) (Tessier 2009).

    (1) Positional Faithfulness >&…

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September 26, 2016
  • Phonology Circle: Carolyn Spadine

    September 26, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    32-D831

    "Transitivizer Deglottalization in St’at’imcets: Rethinking Intraparadigmatic Faithfulness"

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October 3, 2016
  • Phonology Circle: Aleksei Nazarov

    October 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    32-D831

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October 17, 2016
  • Phonology Circle: AMP practice

    October 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    32-D831

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October 24, 2016
  • Phonology Circle: Rafael Abramovitz

    October 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    32-D831

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October 31, 2016
  • Phonology Circle: Ting Huang

    October 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    32-D831

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November 7, 2016
  • Phonology Circle

    November 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    32-D831

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November 14, 2016
  • Phonology Circle: Cora Lesure

    November 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    32-D831

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November 21, 2016
  • Phonology Circle: Jon Rawski

    November 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    32-D831

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November 28, 2016
  • Phonology Circle: Benjamin Storme

    November 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    32-D831

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December 5, 2016
  • Phonology Circle: Adam Albright

    December 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    32-D831

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December 12, 2016
  • Phonology Circle: Edward Flemming

    December 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    32-D831

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December 19, 2016
  • Phonology Circle: Diana Archangeli

    December 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    32-D831

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December 20, 2016
  • Phonology Circle: Juliet Stanton

    December 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    time and location tba

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