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February 2018

Phonology Seminar – Journal club

February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Spectators arewelcome.

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January 2018

Phonology Seminar – Connor Mayer: A challenge for the weak sub-regular hypothesis from Uyghur backness harmony

January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Phonology Seminar – Organizational Meeting

January 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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December 2017

Phonology Seminar: Jesse Zymet and Eleanor Glewwe

December 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Talk: Substantive bias and word-final obstruents Poster 1: Corpus & experimental evidence for lexical propensity in French liaison Poster 2: Equal learning of natural and unnatural phonotactics

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November 2017

Phonology Seminar: Canaan Breiss, Bruce Hayes and Cassidy Henry

November 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Canaan+Bruce talk: More on leaking grammars: sentence construction respects phonological markedness Cassidy poster: An Optimality Theoretic Analysis of Vowel Harmony in Kazan Tatar.

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Phonology Seminar: Bruce Hayes, “Allomorph discovery as a basis for learning alternations”

November 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

UCLA/USC Joint Phonology Seminar I describe an implemented system for learning the allomorphs of morphemes. It inputs glossed paradigms and outputs the allomorphs of each morpheme. The system takes the form of a maxent grammar, with constraints preferring minimal alternation and segmental contiguity. Learning the allomorphs first greatly simplifies the learning of underlying forms: string alignment of allomorphs reveals the full set of alternations, which can be used to construct a highly informative candidate set from which the correct UR’s…

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Phonology Seminar: Roslyn Burns, Modeling contemporaneous changes with OT

November 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Phonology Seminar: Connor Mayer, Distributional learning of phonological classes

November 2, 2017 @ 11:00 pm - November 3, 2017 @ 1:00 am
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October 2017

Phonology Seminar: Robert Daland, “An algorithm to diagnose complementary distribution from surface forms?”

October 26, 2017 @ 11:00 pm - October 27, 2017 @ 1:00 am
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Phonology Seminar: Jacob Adams, A Maxent analysis of syllable contact in Romance

October 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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